I'm happy to be the 2017 Guest Artist for the SHSU Bill Watrous Jazz Festival directed by Dr. Aric Schneller. Please visit the website for more information: http://www.shsu.edu/academics/music/events-and-special-events/jazz-festival/
Big fun with Dr. Tommy Poole and his students! Visit the OSU website for more information about activities there.
12pm - 1pm Masterclass then a concert with OSU Jazz Ensemble 1 from 7-9pm
Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola - NYC 2 Sets each night- check www.jalc.org for cover charge and set times. CD Release! Christian always has an amazing show- come hang for a bit!
This is my favorite big band concert of the year- we meet in Dem Hall at 7:30PM and Dance for about 3 hours. My band, Jazz Orchestra 3 kicks it off. Don't be late! East Lansing, MI
Looking forward to some Texas hanging, ya'll! Come by if you are in the area.
Directed by Dr. Tommy Poole - we'll be making a CD!
Directing 2nd Annual Jazz Camp at Brevard Music Center www.brevardmusic.org
Trombone Faculty - directed by Prof. Rodney Whitaker at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI If you are interested in attending for 2017 email me asap. Here is an article from last year http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2014/msu-hosts-first-ever-big-band-symposium/
Trombone and Ensembles Faculty at Skidmore College, located in beautiful Saratoga Springs, NY - Apply here https://www.skidmore.edu/summerjazz/
Guest Judge - North Central High School - Indianapolis, IN - 6pm
Live from Cook Recital Hall in the Music Building at Michigan State University 8PM. Get your tickets early- this show features my amazing colleagues Etienne Charles, Diego Rivera, Xavier Davis, Randy Napoleon, Randy Gelispie led by the man himself, Rodney Whitaker.
Bellevue, WA Washington Music Educators Association - Guest Conductor for Jazz Honor Band - I've very excited to hear this group of young musicians!
Varner Recital Hall in Auburn Hills, MI with Oakland University Jazz Band directed by Dr. Miles Brown. $8
Michael Dease conducts Jazz Orchestra 3 at Michigan State University featuring Special Guest Artist legendary bassist/composer/educator Rufus Reid at MSU's Fairchild Theater music.msu.edu
The Union at the Kalamazoo Mall - Kalamazoo, MI No Cover Charge
Tickets available now
Shows at 7 PM
Sets at 6:30 PM and 8:30 PM
Wednesday/Thursday - No Cover
Friday/Saturday - $15 Cover
with Pierre Charles, Rodney Whitaker, Sean Dobbins, Markus Howell, and Chris Collins (Saturday Only)
with Steven Feifke, Endea Owens, and Evan Sherman