Thursday, January 31, 2013
The great NIU Jazz Ensemble is on campus today holding a series of educational clinics with student musicians from DGN and DGS. Professor Ron Carter and the tenor sax legend Lew Tabacken spent time with our students this afternoon as a prelude to tonight's scheduled concert.
Posted by Brayer Teague at 6:00 PM
Saturday, January 26, 2013
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Saturday, January 19, 2013
Congratulations to the members of the DGN Jazz Bands for terrific performances at the 2013 Purdue University Jazz Festival. Three ensembles from DGN (Jazz Lab Band, Jazz Ensemble, and Jazz Combo 1) earned prestigious Division 1 honors from a nationally acclaimed panel of music adjudicators.
In addition to group awards, 13 students earned a total of 20 Outstanding Solo Awards. Congratulations to:
Sam Fiala, Trumpet (2)
Justine Hung, Piano
Rob Kulik, Drums (2)
Brett Latman, Trumpet (2)
Kyle Lewandowski, Tenor Sax
Sam O'Neil, Trumpet (2)
Quinn Post, Tenor Sax (2)
Spencer Schillerstrom, Tenor Sax (3)
Bethany Schmurr, Trumpet
Amelia Smerz, Trombone
Thomas Svoboda, Bass
Evangeline Tuohy, Alto Sax & Flute
Joe Vitti, Trombone
Posted by Brayer Teague at 6:08 PM
Friday, January 18, 2013
Sunday, January 13, 2013
On the eve of Final Exams there could not have been a more authentic (or affirming) performance assessment of the fabulous work the members of this fine ensemble have accomplished in the first semester. Bravo one and all!
Posted by Brayer Teague at 7:22 PM
Friday, January 11, 2013
Thursday, January 10, 2013
DGN is pleased to welcome Ms. Audrey Morrison (trombone) to campus this evening to work with the DGN Jazz Lab Band, Jazz Ensemble, and Jazz Combo. Ms. Morrison, who currently serves as the Director of Jazz Studies at the Music Institute of Chicago, served as lead trombonist of the Chicago Jazz Ensemble for over 15 years and has performed at jazz venues all over the world, including Canada, Europe and the Middle East.
Ms. Morrison will be a featured soloist with the bands at the 20th Annual DGN Jazz Cafe. Join us tomorrow night, beginning at 6:30 PM in the DGN Student Cafe, for a wonderful evening of jazz. The concert is free; goodwill donations will be accepted to benefit two charities that strive to eradicate homelessness in DuPage County.
Posted by Brayer Teague at 10:13 PM