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The New NIU Jazz Ensemble
The New NIU Jazz Ensemble, formerly known as the NIU Jazz Lab Band, directed by Rodrigo Villanueva, is booked to perform this week at the House Café in DeKalb and next week at the legendary Jazz Showcase in Chicago. Shows at the House, 263 E. Lincoln Hwy., are scheduled for 8 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday,...
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International Affairs has announced the recipients of this year’s Cobb Fellowships: Gregory Beyer of the School of Music, Andy Bruno of the Department of History, Mitch Irwin of the Department of Anthropology, and Thomas Pingel of the Department of Geography. Each fellow will receive a grant of $1,500 to facilitate research collaboration with an international...
NIU Jazz Lab Band
NIU and DeKalb-area high school students join instructors from the School of Music every year for a trip to the annual Illinois Music Education Conference in Peoria. The all-state event promotes life-long learning and leadership among music enthusiasts. In attendance are those widely considered the who’s who of high school and collegiate music programs across...
NIU Jazz Lab Band
The NIU Jazz Lab Band, directed by Rodrigo Villanueva, will perform two shows Tuesday, March 18, at the legendary Jazz Showcase in Chicago. Funds raised at the door will help the band produce its first live DVD, which was recorded in January at the Peoria Civic Center as part of the 2014 Illinois Music Education...
NIU Jazz Lab Band
Director Rodrigo Villanueva and the NIU Jazz Lab Band will perform their last concert of the spring semester at 8 p.m. Monday, April 22, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the Music Building. The band will perform an eclectic and dazzling program featuring two of the top jazz trombonists in the Chicago area: NIU’s...
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The Northern Illinois University Jazz Lab Band, directed by Rodrigo Villanueva, and the NIU U-Jazz Band, directed by graduate assistants Evan King and Matt Attfield, will perform their first concert of the spring 2013 semester at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 7. The concert will take place at the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the Music...
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The NIU Jazz Lab Band, directed by Rodrigo Villanueva, will perform its last concert of the fall semester at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12. The concert will take place at the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall inside the Music Building. The Lab Band will perform a wide variety of styles within the jazz genre, including works...
Mark Colby
NIU’s Jazz Lab Band, directed by Rodrigo Villanueva, will perform its last concert of the spring semester at 8 p.m. Monday, April 16, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the NIU Music Building. The concert will feature Chicago jazz legend Mark Colby on tenor saxophone. This concert will also serve as the official CD...
Robert Chappell
Before he retires this year, NIU music professor Robert Chappell will put together one more recital that promises to be funny, sentimental and, as usual, unforgettably entertaining. All of his past recitals have been special, but this one will be over the top without being over the top. He wants it to reflect his work,...
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,...
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...
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...
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