Jazz Trombone Ensemble and Competition Finalist, Connor Frederick, perform at International Trombone Festival
This past February, it was announced that the U of I Jazz Trombone Ensemble, directed by Professor Jim Pugh, had been selected winners of the Kai Winding Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition, sponsored annually by the International Trombone Association.
Reid Lasley to Perform with 2017 Festival Mozaic in San Luis Obispo
Reid Lasley, MM bass trombone student at UIUC, has been invited by Maestro Scott Yoo, to perform at 2017 Festival Mozaic in San Luis Obispo, CA this July in a section that includes principal players of the Atlanta and San Francisco Ballet orchestras. The offer was made during Reid's performances at the 2017 Summer Music Festival at Colorado College-Colorado Springs.
Jazz Trombone Octet Performs for Chicago Fire
On Saturday, April 1, 2017, The University of Illinois Jazz Trombone Octet performed Anthems for the Opening of the Chicago Fire Soccer match against the Montreal Impact. For the occasion, they played the Canadian and American National Anthems, both arranged by U of I graduate and current Chief Arranger for the US Marine Band, "The President's Own", Scott Ninmer (Bachelors in Jazz Trombone, 2011). For those keeping score, the match ended in a 2-2 tie.
Connor Frederick wins National Jazz Trombone Competition
Connor Frederick (Jazz Trombone Performance, Class of 2018) has won the National Jazz Trombone Soloist Division 1 Competition, sponsored by the US Army Band and the American Trombone Workshop. He competed in a live 'play-off' with 2 other finalists. Connor will have the opportunity to be a featured soloist in concert with the US Army "Blues" on Thursday, March 9, 2017.
The U of I Jazz Division and School of Music are very proud of Connor and this wonderful acknowledgement of his talent, abilities and hard work.
U of I Jazz Trombone Ensemble and Connor Frederick DO IT AGAIN!!!
Following hot on the heels of winning of the 2017 National Jazz Trombone Ensemble competition (sponsored by the American Trombone Workshop and the US Army Band, Ft. Myer, VA), the U of I Jazz Trombone Ensemble (JTE) has also been named winners of the Kai Winding Jazz Trombone Ensemble competition. This competition is sponsored annually by the International Trombone Association (ITA) and culminates in a performance by the winning ensemble at the annual International Trombone Festival (ITF), this year being held at and sponsored by Redlands College, Redlands, CA.
Jazz Trombone Ensemble Wins 2017 National Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition
The University of Illinois Jazz Trombone Ensemble has just been named the winner of the 2017 National Jazz Trombone Ensemble competition. This prestigious and coveted Award is given annually by the American Trombone Workshop, sponsored by the US Army “Pershing’s Own” Band. The Award will be presented at the group’s performance as part of the American Trombone Workshop at Brucker Hall, Ft. Myer, VA at 6pm EST (5pm CST) on Friday, March 10, 2017.
Connor Frederick a Finalist in National Solo Jazz Trombone Competition
Connor Frederick (BM Jazz Trombone, Class of 2018) has been named a finalist for the 2017 National Solo Jazz Trombone competition. This competition is held annually at the American Trombone Workshop, sponsored by the US Army “Pershing’s Own” Band. Connor will compete against two other finalists in a "play-off" to be held at the American Trombone Workshop at Brucker Hall, Ft.
Shout Hallelujah Trombones!
Illinois vs Michigan State football game half-time show featuring the Marching Illini, Douglas Yeo and the School of Music trombone studios under the direction of Barry L. Houser
Douglas Yeo, retired professor of trombone at Arizona State University and bass trombonist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the students and faculty of the School of Music trombone studios will join the Marching Illini, under the direction of Barry Houser, in a special Dad’s Day musical extravaganza dedicated to the golden sounds and technical wizardry of America’s slide trombone.