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Russ Johnson

Posted April 28, 2021
Milwaukee, WI Russ Johnson is an active performer, educator and clinician. Johnson is the Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. He has been involved in over 80 [...]
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Katie Ernst

Posted May 22, 2019
Chicago, IL Bassist and vocalist Katie Ernst is an active bandleader and musician in Chicago’s jazz/improvised music community. She travels throughout the US as a guest artist/clinician for young musicians, [...]
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Doug Stone

Posted May 22, 2019
Baton Rouge, LA Doug Stone’s career has involved work as a touring musician, primarily with jazz trumpet legend Maynard Ferguson and his band, the Big Bop Nouveau, as well as [...]
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Michael Stryker

Posted May 20, 2019
Chicago, IL Michael Stryker is Clinical Professor of Music and Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Stryker’s doctoral studies at the Eastman School of [...]
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Audrey Morrison

Posted May 20, 2019
Chicago, IL Audrey Morrison is the Director of Jazz Studies at the Music Institute of Chicago. She performs and teaches with the Ravinia Jazz Mentors, and plays with the jazz [...]
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Joey Tartell

Posted May 20, 2019
Bloomington, IN Joey Tartell is Professor of Music at Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. He has played with Maynard Ferguson, Woody Herman and the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. [...]
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Tom Garling

Posted May 20, 2019
Chicago, IL Tom Garling’s writing and playing can be heard on albums by Maynard, Buddy Rich, Tito Puente, Dianne Schuur, Michael Feinstein, Frank Mantooth, the Chicago Jazz Orchestra, the Chicago [...]
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Bob Chmel

Posted May 20, 2019
Las Vegas, NV Bob Chmel graduated from Kent State University with a BS in education and a MA in performance. Chmel was awarded Alumni of the Year by Kent State [...]
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Scott Burns

Posted May 20, 2019
Chicago, IL Scott Burns is currently a faculty member at DePaul University and Loyola University Chicago, where his collective duties include jazz ensemble director, a jazz improvisation instructor, applied saxophone [...]
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Larry Brown Jr.

Posted May 20, 2019
Chicago, IL Larry Brown Jr. is a guitarist who holds degrees from Southern Illinois University in Jazz Performance and from Northern Illinois University, with a Master’s in Jazz Studies. A [...]
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