Clarke University is proud to offer the 23 annual Honor Jazz Band Festival for area high school students, .
Local music students will work with an incredible jazz saxophonist and jazz teacher/composer – Chris Madsen. A
Marsalis has been quoted as saying, “
I’d rather listen to (Madsen) than most other players out there right now.”
Students 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 Schumacher.
Students rehearse all day with Madsen before putting on a performance for the public.