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Marshall University Jazz Ensemble 12.0:

Ed Bingham, director

Jason Mitchell, Bryce Duncan, alto saxophone

Raice Stevens, Bobby Galloway, tenor saxophone

Luke Miller, baritone saxophone

Austin Seybert, Pat Billups, Katie Ferber, John Galloway, trombone

Isaac Winland, Chris Chapman, Briana Blankenship, Ben Stern, trumpet

Zack Arbogast, piano

Wes Hager, guitar

Craig Burletic, bass

Tyer Stewart, drum set

Jen Billups, vocalist

Illinois Wesleyan University:

Jamie Burchett, *Jay Heidekat, Matt Seidel, Christina Hoblin, trombone

Drew Elston, bass trombone

Jeff Kutschke, Gabe Stillman, alto saxophone

Ini Essien, Kristina Dakis, tenor saxophone

Jack Hanlon, baritone saxophone

Steve Kutschke, Jacob Bisaillon, drums & vibes

Kyle Anderson, Drew Bogen, Kelly Lamorena, Nat Murphy, Ethan Szpara, trumpet

Troy Sennett, bass

Phil Lewis, piano

Jordan Pettis, vocalist

Sid Chaudhry, Conor Strejcek, sound technician

About The IWU Jazz Ensemble

The IWU JAZZ ENSEMBLE is building upon a long and illustrious heritage, which has seen the band perform concerts throughout the United States, Japan, Italy, the United Kingdom and the Caribbean. The Jazz Ensemble is open to all students of the University by audition. Liberal Arts students are encouraged to play alongside their music major peers. The emphasis of the ensemble is to develop skills which would make a student competitive in the jazz I commercial playing field, as well as competent in conducting his I her own jazz ensemble. The literature for the ensemble includes the finest music from all big band styles, with an emphasis on the jazz "classics".

The band's tours have included performances at Disneyland, Disney World, in Phoenix, Nashville, L.A., Nassau, in the Bahamas, Japan, England, Scotland and Italy. The band has also been featured at a wide range of jazz festivals, and they have repeatedly performed at the Illinois Music Educators Association conference.

Guest soloists with the band have included Jamey Aebersold, Buddy Baker, Shelly Berg, Denis DiBlasio, Lou Fischer, Tom Garling, Steve Houghton, Harold Jones, Frank Mantooth, Vince Mendoza, Rob Parton, Roger Pemberton, Jo Pass, Jim Pugh, Ed Shaughnessy, Bobby Shew, Ed Soph, Dominic Spera, Joey Tartell, Reggie Thomas, Chris Vadala, Steve Wiest, James Williams, and Phil Wilson. Professional big bands that have performed on the IWU campus include Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, and the Airmen of Note. Each year an internationally known jazz artist solos with the band at the annual IWU Jazz Festival. This year was the celebration of the 36th annual festival, and it featured the return to campus of internationally acclaimed trombonist, Steve Wiest.

The Ensemble has recorded CD's, one featuring the music of the swing era, and another spotlighting the band playing more contemporary literature. Their newest CD is on sale in the lobby tonight. The CD's are also available at the IWU Bookstore.

Further information concerning the jazz program at IWU is available by visiting our Web site at

Jazz Ensemble Director Tom Streeter

Tom Streeter is the director of the jazz program and Professor of Music at Illinois Wesleyan. As the founder of the jazz program at IWU in 1971, he has developed jazz studies courses and conducts the two jazz ensembles. His duties also include teaching of the trombone studio and conducting the trombone choir, plus serving as head of the School's Instrumental Department. His interest in music-related computer technology has earned him several University grants to learn new music software applicable to jazz arranging, to assist in preparing a computer multimedia program for his jazz history course using current multi-media software, and to create a computer improvisation practice lab. He has team taught an introduction to multimedia course in the University's May term. He created an introduction to technology and jazz pedagogy for music education majors that he teaches each fall. Dr. Streeter also created the IWU Jazz Festival which hosts thirty high schools and junior high schools each year. This year the festival celebrated its 36th anniversary, and featured guest trombonist Steve Wiest.

Dr. Streeter holds both bachelors and masters degrees from Indiana University and a doctorate from the Catholic University of America. His doctoral work was accomplished while a member of the internationally acclaimed USAF Jazz Band "The Airmen of Note" stationed at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C. His performance credentials on bass trombone also include extended tours with Henry Mancini and Andy Williams, plus performances with the Jimmy Dorsey Band, and the Nelson Riddle Orchestra. He has recorded an album "Music for the Bass Trombone" which was released on the Kendor Label. In May of 1999 he and the IWU Jazz Ensemble performed for and were the guests of the Bloomington/Normal sister city committee in Asahikawa, Japan. Since the Japan trip the band has toured and performed in Scotland and England, and in Italy, which has expanded their international scope.

For a number of years, Dr. Streeter was the program director of the Birch Creek Music Center jazz sessions in Door County, Wisconsin, and led the "Academy Band" in concerts in the renovated barn, which acts as the Center's unique performance venue. After two years away from Birch Creek, he returned the summers of 1999 and 2000 to again lead the Academy Band, and to help produce a CD, commemorating the 25th year of the Music Center.

Dr. Streeter was one of the founders and the first treasurer of the International Trombone Association. He continues a busy clinic and adjudication schedule throughout the nation, including recently directing the Honors Jazz Band at the Illinois Music Educators Conference in Peoria.

He and his wife Christine Pfeiffer Streeter are the parents of six children – all graduates of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah - who have given them seventeen beloved grandchildren.


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