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Phillip Crews

Posted April 28, 2021
Chicago, IL Phillip Crews received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the VanderCook College of Music, Chicago, IL. He directed the band programs at Thornton High School and is [...]
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Mardra Thomas

Posted May 23, 2019
DeKalb, IL Vocalist/Actress Mardra Thomas has been performing for more than twenty years with the Birch Creek Jazz Orchestra. For years, she has painted a musical and historical picture of [...]
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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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Dennis Mackrel

Posted May 20, 2019
Woodstock, NY Dennis Mackrel is a noted jazz drummer and highly respected composer/arranger and conductor whose work has been recorded and performed by the Count Basie Orchestra, the Dizzy Gillespie [...]
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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 arranging. [...]
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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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Clay Jenkins

Posted May 20, 2019
Rochester, NY Clay Jenkins’ career as a jazz artist has covered a wide range of musical experiences and responsibilities, bringing him to the forefront of the jazz performing and teaching [...]
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Todd Williams

Posted May 20, 2019
McCordsville, IN Dr. Todd Williams hails from among the finest woodwind artists in today’s music scene. As such he is sought as a saxophonist, clarinetist, flautist and clinician. He is [...]
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