Dennis Mackrel

NIU Jazz Ensemble to play fall concert Nov. 15 with legendary jazz drummer Dennis Mackrel

The nationally renowned Northern Illinois University Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of professor Ron Carter, will perform its fall concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, with special guest artist and drummer Dennis Mackrel. Saxophonist Geof Bradfield, a new School of Music

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NIU Jazz Ensemble

Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter Randy Brecker to join NIU Jazz Ensemble for spring concert

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

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