Event Date: April 5, 2019
Event Time: 7:30pm
The St. Louis Jazz Club – Essentially Ellington Regional Festival at SIUE
The Essentially Ellington Regional Festival is an education-focused festival designed to offer high school jazz bands of all levels the opportunity to perform the music of Duke Ellington and other seminal big band composers and arrangers. Participating bands receive professional feedback from Jazz at Lincoln Center clinicians and other jazz professionals in their own backyard. This festival is a production of Jazz at Lincoln Center, the jazz studies program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and is made possible through the generous support of The St. Louis Jazz Club.
Your festival experience will include a 30-minute pre-performance clinic, an adjudicated performance with written comments from all the judges, a recording of your performance, a variety of clinics, and an evening concert featuring all bands, clinicians, and the SIUE Concert Jazz Band.
2019 Guest Clinicians:
Jerome Jennings: Drums, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Director of Juilliard Jazz Orchestra
Bob Stewart: Tuba, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Reggie Thomas: Piano, Count Basie Orchestra, director of Jazz Studies at Northern Illinois University
Jeff Campbell: Bass, director of jazz studies at Eastman School of Music
Dennis Mackrel: Drums, former director of Count Basie Orchestra