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Move over, Chicago. There’s a new home for jazz in Illinois. For more than 25 years, the NIU Jazz Lab Band, or Laboratory Band, has impressed audiences both locally and internationally with award-winning performances. Now, with some help from NIU resources, the band is celebrating the release of its first album, “Quintessence.” The Lab Band,...
CSJazz Band has room for a few more musicians. Feel the beat and find your groove in this top notch high school regional jazz band, sponsored by the NIU Community School of the Arts. The openings are for trumpet, trombone and bass. Interested players need to be between the ages of 14 and 20 and...
The Eddie Gomez Trio will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the NIU School of Music. The concert is free and open to all ages, and the auditorium is accessible to all. Call (815) 753-1546 for more information. A legendary bassist, the Grammy-winning Gomez been on the...
Bryan Carter "Enchantment" CD cover art
The Bryan Carter Trio will perform a CD release concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 3, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the NIU Music Building. The trio features Carter on drums, Reginald Thomas on piano and Phillip J. Kuehn on bass. Carter was the first high school student allowed to take music classes...
NIU Jazz Lab Band
The NIU Jazz Lab Band, directed by Rodrigo Villanueva, will perform two shows Tuesday, May 3, at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S. Plymouth Court in Chicago. Admission is $5 for students, NIU faculty and staff and musicians, and $10 for the general public. NIU School of Music faculty Art Davis (trumpet), Kelly Sill (bass), Ron...
NIU Jazz Lab Band
Director Rodrigo Villanueva and the Northern Illinois University Jazz Lab Band will perform their last concert of the spring 2011 semester at 8 p.m. Monday, April 11, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the Music Building The band will perform an eclectic and dazzling program featuring the strong incisive sounds of baritone-saxophonist Gary Smulyan, five-time winner of the...
NIU Jazz Ensemble
Director Ron Carter and the internationally renowned NIU Jazz Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 14, with Grammy Award-winner Randy Brecker on trumpet. The concert in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center is free and open to the public. Brecker’s trumpet and flugelhorn performances have graced hundreds of albums by a wide range of...
NIU Jazz Lab Band
Members of the NIU Jazz Lab Band, directed by Rodrigo Villanueva, and the NIU University Jazz Band, under the direction of Ross Margitza, will perform their first joint concert of the 2011 spring semester at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 1.
"CSJazz Band"
The CSJazz Band has room for a few more musicians! Feel the beat and find your groove in this top-notch high school regional jazz band, sponsored by NIU’s Community School of the Arts.  The openings are for trumpet, trombone, bass, piano and drums. Interested players need to be between the ages of 14 and 20 and are...
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