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Reginald Thomas' hands on the piano
Reginald “Reggie” Thomas has accepted the position as coordinator of the internationally recognized Northern Illinois University School of Music‘s internationally renowned Jazz Studies program. Thomas succeeds the esteemed jazz educator Ronald Carter, who is retiring after 20 years at NIU. Thomas comes to NIU from the Michigan State University College of Music, where he has...
Ron Carter
After 20 years of directing the NIU Jazz Ensemble and shaping the diversity of the program, School of Music professor Ron Carter will retire this spring. “I will definitely miss the students a lot and the great colleagues I’ve met here,” Carter said. “I’ve enjoyed having the opportunity to recruit students from all over the...
Ron Carter
The nationally renowned NIU Jazz Ensemble will bid a fond farewell to its longtime beloved director, Ron Carter, at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. Carter, who is retiring from NIU this spring, will host a pre-concert jam session for former students and friends at 6...
NIU Jazz Ensemble, 2013-14
Director Ron Carter and the legendary NIU Jazz Ensemble will perform its fall concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. Rodney Whitaker, an internationally renowned bassist and Mack Avenue recording artist, is the guest artist. The performance is the last fall concert for Carter, an...
Photo of a trumpet
The legendary NIU Jazz Ensemble, directed by Board of Trustees Professor Ronald Carter, will perform its Spring Jazz Concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 11. The concert, which takes place in the Duke Ellington Ballroom, is free and open to the public. Trumpeter Sean Jones is the featured guest. Born in Warren, Ohio, in 1978,...
Community School of the Arts
Visual arts, theater and instrumental jazz are on the summer camp agenda at NIU. These six-day residential camps for junior and senior high school students are scheduled in July. Campers work with faculty, alumni and students and gain a greater appreciation for the life of an artist. Theatre Arts Camp Junior is scheduled July 7 to...
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 faculty member, will join the band for what promises to be a night...
Ron Carter
Ron Carter, professor of music and director of Jazz Studies in the NIU School of Music, has a long relationship with legendary trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Carter is now featured in a video, produced by Jazz at Lincoln Center. An NIU institution since 1994, he serves as lead artist for the...
Victor Lewis
The world-famous NIU Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Ron Carter, will perform with guest drummer Victor Lewis at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. The concert is free, but ticketed, and the Holmes Student Center is accessible to all. Advance tickets can be reserved by...
Ron Carter
Jazz stands among America’s greatest art forms, boasting roots in the African-American culture and a foundation in the African tradition. So says Ron Carter, director of jazz studies in the NIU School of Music. Carter, who was named an NIU Board of Trustees Professor in 2009, will host a Board of Trustees Professor Seminar at...
Terell Stafford
Under the direction of Ron Carter, the nationally renowned NIU Jazz Ensemble will perform its fall concert with international jazz trumpet player Terell Stafford and School of Music faculty saxophonist Rich Moore. The music begins at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. The concert is free...
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...
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