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George Fludas

Posted August 2, 2022
Chicago, IL Drummer George Fludas was born in Chicago on October 10, 1966. He was inspired to play drums by his father, who was also a drummer, and who exposed [...]
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Bennett Wood

Posted August 2, 2022
St. Louis, MO Bennett Wood is the Education Coordinator at the non-profit Jazz St. Louis and a freelance musician, composer, and clinician. Prior to his role at Jazz St. Louis, [...]
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Mardra Thomas

Posted May 23, 2019
DeKalb, IL Jazz Vocalist/Actress Mardra Thomas has performed for more than twenty years with the Birch Creek Jazz Orchestra. She has painted a musical and historical picture of the life [...]
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Reggie Thomas

Posted May 23, 2019
DeKalb, IL Pianist/Organist Reggie Thomas is Coordinator of Jazz Studies at Northern Illinois University, and has taught at Michigan State University and Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. Reggie performs with an illustrious [...]
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Tanya Darby

Posted May 23, 2019
Boston, MA Tanya Darby is an educator, bandleader, musician, and clinician. Darby is the Chair of the Brass Department at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and has previously [...]
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Nic Meyer

Posted May 23, 2019
Chicago, IL Nic Meyer serves as Director of Jazz Ensembles at New Trier High School, where he oversees a comprehensive jazz program consisting of four large jazz ensembles and six [...]
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Adaron “Pops” Jackson

Posted May 20, 2019
St. Louis, MO Adaron “Pops” Jackson holds teaching positions at St. Charles Community College, Jazz St. Louis, and is currently and adjunct professor at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. He has performed [...]
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Steve Horne

Posted May 20, 2019
Glenview, IL Steve Horne‘s career spans three decades and includes working with some of the world’s most renowned entertainers. He grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and went on to study [...]
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Clarence Hines

Posted May 20, 2019
Jacksonville, FL Clarence Hines is the Director of the School of Music and Associate Professor of Jazz Studies at the University of North Florida where he teaches jazz trombone and [...]
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Rick Haydon

Posted May 20, 2019
Edwardsville, IL Rick Haydon is Professor Emeritus of Music at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. He currently teaches private applied jazz guitar and directs the jazz guitar ensemble. In his 30 plus [...]
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