March 30, 2016: Clarke
University is proud to offer the 23rd annual Honor Jazz Band
Festival for area high school students, presented
on Tuesday, April 5, at 7 p.m. in Jansen Music Hall. Admission is free.
Local music students will work with an incredible jazz
saxophonist and jazz teacher/composer – Chris Madsen. A graduate of Julliard, Madsen serves as Jazz Studies coordinator at
Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., and directs the Jazz Program at
Midwest Young Artists. Madsen is an in-demand figure in the Chicago jazz world
as a composer, performer and pedagogue. A sought-after jazz clinician, Madsen
serves on the Education Committee for the Jazz Education Network. He spent
three years in New York, performing with and writing for such jazz masters as
Wynton Marsalis, Wycliffe Gordon, Bobby Short, and many others.
Marsalis has been quoted as
saying, “I'd rather listen to (Madsen) than most other
players out there right now.”
selected for this event include: Dubuque
Senior – Melissa Olivares, Eli Gregorich, Justin Nowack, Macy Schmidt, Eric
Blum; Dubuque Hempstead – Emma Fassbinder; Cascade – Austin Sanders, Gabrielle
Foust-Wollenberg; Western Dubuque – Chris Bramel, Blake Marsh, Colin
rehearse all day with Madsen before putting on a performance for the public.
For more information, contact the Clarke University
Marketing and Communication Office at (563)588-6318.