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OBERLIN COLLEGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE
WOODWINDS David Casserly, tenor saxophone, clarinet Jake Wise, clarinet, bass clarinet Jonathan Parker, alto saxophone Jacob Fiss-Hobart, alto and soprano saxophone Elysia Strauss, tenor saxophone Benjamin Bor, baritone saxophone TRUMPETS Truan Savage Donald Malloy, Jr. Jay Forman MilierTinkerhess Theodore Croker TROMBONES Ryan Snow Allie Bosso Naomi Siegel Sarah Politz BASS Nate Brenner Michael Brownell DRUMS Rob Schwartz Charles Foldesh PIANO Sullivan Fortner
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The Oberlin Jazz Septet (OJS) is an ensemble whose members are nomi nated each year by the jazz studies faculty at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. They represent the most outstanding student performers, arrangers, and composers from the Conservatory, and their performance repertoire includes original compositions and arrangements of classic jazz. In past years the OJS has been featured at the Detroit, Elmhurst, and Notre Dame jazz festivals as well as at many high schools and arts pro grams throughout the United States.
Members of the OJS for 2004-05 are trombonist Ryan Snow '05 from Stanford, California, astudent of Associate Professor of Jazz Trombone Robin Eubanks; guitarist Max Hellermann '05 from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a student of Associate Professor of Jazz Guitar Robert Ferrazza; percus sionist Kassa Overall '06 from Seattle, Washington, a student of Assistant Professor of Jazz Percussion Billy Hart and Professor of Percussion Michael Rosen; pianist Phillip Jones II '06 from Cleveland Heights, Ohio, a student ofvisiting teacher ofjazz piano Dan Wall; tenor saxophonist Matt Nelson '06 from Palo Alto, California, astudent of Visiting Professor of Jazz Saxophone Gary Bartz; bassist Ben Purcell '06 from Detroit, Michigan, a student of Professor of Jazz Studies and Double Bass Peter Dominguez; and, on trumpet, Theo Croker '07 from Leesburg, Florida, a student of Visiting Professor of Jazz Trumpet Marcus Belgrave.
For over thirty years, the University of Illinois Concert Jazz Band has established a reputation for excellence through performances in Europe, the Soviet Union, and throughout the United States. Significant performances include the International Association of Jazz Educators Convention and the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. The UI Concert Jazz Band has been recognized for outstand ing performance at avariety of national festivals, including the Intercollegiate Jazz Festival at St. Louis, The Millikin Jazz Festival, The Purdue Jazz Festival, The Elmhurst College Jazz Festival, The University of Northern Colorado Jazz Festival, The North Texas Jazz Festival and the Collegiate Jazz Festival at Notre Dame.ln recent years, the band has been featured in performance at the Mobile Jazz Festival and at concerts in New Orleans, Memphis, Chicago, and on their latest CD "Get Here Sooner". Directed by Chip McNeill, the UI Concert Jazz Band and Uof IJazz Ensembles maintain an active performance schedule within the community and perform regularly at avariety ofjazz clubs near the university campus.
UNIVERSITYOF ILLINOIS CONCERT JAZZ BAND
SAXOPHONES Michael Favreau, alto 1 Rene Paccha, alto 2 Casey Fitzpatrick, tenor 1 Andrew Dixon, tenor 2 Glenn Wilson, baritone TRUMPETS Mark Cornell, 1 AriBrown, 2 Derek Sanchez, 3 Andy Schuum, 4 TROMBONES
Dave Dickey, 1 Andrew Frederickson, 2 Trent Folkens, 3 Garrett Mendez, 4
Chris Reyman, piano Toby Curtright, bass Young Kim, guitar Jay Ferguson, drums
Chip McNeill, Director