Coe College Jazz Summit
Jazz Band Competition
February 20-22, 2014
Grand Finale Concert * February 22, 2014, 7:00
Featuring the Coe College Gold Jazz Ensemble
Held annually the
last weekend in February, the Jazz Summit features appearances by
jazz musicians from throughout the nation and has even, on four
occasions, attracted international artists (2000 - Delbert
Bernabela, Ivan Quandus; 1994 - Jim Mair, Canada; 1995 - Delbert
Bernabela, Ivan Quandus, and Carlos Bislip, Aruba, and Victor
Mestas , Venezuela; 1996 - Ignacio Berroa, Cuba). School jazz
bands and enthusiastic jazz aficionados from throughout the
Midwest flock to Coe College to get clinics from the guests and to
hear them perform. The Jazz Summit was founded in 1992 and
continues a tradition of jazz festivals at Coe College that
stretches back to the 1970's. During this period, the festival has
grown from an afternoon event with an evening concert, to a
three-day festival encompassing clinics, workshops, a jazz band
competition which accommodates almost 1800 musicians from seventy
different high school jazz bands, an awards ceremony, and the
Grand Finale concert featuring the jazz ensemble from Coe College
and performances by the guest artists.
The predecessor of the Jazz Summit was called the Horizons Jazz
Festival and featured artists ranging from Ed Shaughnessy and Count
Basie to John Scofield and Rich Matteson.
- 2014: Sherrie
- 2013: Michael
Nelson, Trombone, Mark Maegdlin, organ
- 2012: Steve Allee, piano
- 2011: Virginia Mayhew,
Saxophone; Craig Boche, vocals
- 2010: Doug
Talley, saxophone; Mark Maegdlin, organ
- 2009: Tommy Giampietro, drums,
Rod Pierson, sax, faculty soloists: Al Naylor, trumpet,
William Carson, clarinet
- 2008: The Quartet of Happiness
- 2007: Paul McKee, trombone; Eric Schmitz, composer
- 2006: The Southwest Horns (a jazz saxophone quintet)
composer/conductor; Mark Urness, bass; Bob Long, saxophone
- 2004: Mike Vax, trumpet; Doug
- 2003: Dean Sorenson,
trombonist/composer; Bob Baca,
trumpet; Eric Allen, saxophone; Todd Munnik, saxophone;
Bob Dunn, guitar.
- 2002: Ray Blue,
Saxophone; Kirk Garrison, trumpet; Charged Particles:
Jon Krosnick, drums; Caleb Hutslar, keyboards; Andy Woodson,
- 2001: Virginia Mayhew,
Saxophone; Audrey Morrison,
Trombone; Mike Parkinson, Trumpet; Dan Knight, Piano; Bob
Dunn, Guitar; Ric Swanson, Drums; Ray Blue, Saxophone, HORIZON
US Navy Jazz Group.
- 2000: Delbert Bernabela, saxophone; Bob Dunn, guitar; James
Warrick, drums; Jae Sinnett, Percussion;
Allen Farnham, Piano; Terry Burrell, Bass; Brent Sandy, Trumpet;
Ivan Quandus, Bass; RayBlue, Saxophone.
- 1999: Jeff Jarvis, trumpet; Ron Carter, saxophone; Len King,
trombone; Valerie Nicholson, piano; Bob Dunn,
bass and guitar; Dave Bayles, drums.
- 1998: Steve Wiest, trombone; Brent Sandy, trumpet; John
DeSalme, Jr., saxophone; Reggie Thomas, piano; Bob Dunn, bass
and guitar; Randy Kuehn, drums.
- 1997: Frank Mantooth, piano; Audrey Morrison, trombone; Art
Davis, trumpet; Ron Carter, saxophone; Jim Warrick, drums; Bob
- 1996: Byron Stripling, trumpet; Scott Bliege, trombone; Mike
Kocour, piano; Ignacio Berroa, drums; Doug Talley, saxophone;
and Bob Dunn, bass.
- 1995: Delbert Bernabela, saxophone; Victor Mestas, piano; Ivan
Quandus, bass; Carlos Bislip, Jr., drums; Mike Parkinson,
trumpet; and Ron Carter, saxophone.
- 1994: Jim Mair, saxophone; Ted DiSanti, trumpet; Jim Warrick,
drums; and David Dunn, bass.
- 1993: Frank Mantooth, piano;
Kim Park, saxophone; Tony Garcia, trombone; Paul McKee,
trombone; Larry Kohut, bass; and Phil Gratteau, drums.
- 1992: Byron Stripling, trumpet; Lou Fischer, bass; Shelly
Berg, piano; Alan Lawrence, drums; James Warrick, drums; and
John Wojcik, trumpet.
Coe also has a long history of
hosting jazz events in a concert setting. Guests have included
Danny Barber, The Motion Poets, Richard Stoltzman, The United
States Army Jazz Ambassadors, The Either/Orchestra, Bobby Shew,
and Chick Corea with Bob Berg, John Patitucci and Gary Novak. And
it's been a few years, but even the great Louis Armstrong has
graced the stage of Sinclair Auditorium.
The Coe College Jazz
Summit is the place to be for Jazz at the end of
February. Jazz artists from around the nation convene to
work with high school and middle school jazz bands from
throughout the state and surrounding region, then demonstrate
their own expertise in concert with the Coe College Gold Jazz
Ensemble. Your students will receive a clinic on your
competition repertoire from one of the fine Jazz Summit
clinicians, as well as have the opportunity to attend instrument
clinics. Concert tickets are FREE when ordered by mail before
December 1, 2011. Plan now to schedule your band for the
Coe College Jazz Summit 2012.
FOR JAZZ SUMMIT CONCERT TICKETS
2012 guest artist, Steve Allee
courtesy of 88.3 KCCK-FM
2011 JAZZ SUMMIT
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