Jazz Combo Day

For individual players

March 19, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Registration Deadline March 5, 2019

Auditions recordings must be received by March 1.

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The tentative SCHEDULE for the day.

Jazz Combo Day is an ideal opportunity for students to play with the best high school musicians in the region and to meet the great faculty and guest artists at NIU. 

Admission is by audition or invitation. Students who are accepted form one of the five or six combos at Jazz Combo Day. A concert caps the event. After dinner, the student combos perform, followed by a concert by NIU faculty. Accepted students must register in advance. This event is for individual players only; please do not audition or request admission as a group. 

Audition Recording

Students who attended Jazz Combo Day in 2018: You are automatically accepted for this year's event and do not need to send an audition recording. However, you must complete a registration form.

New applicants: You must submit an audio recording of your playing along with the audition application form.

There is NO fee to audition!

Accepted players will receive notification and then should submit a registration form

Event Price: $60 for all accepted players; this price includes dinner. Limited to 65 players.

NIU Jazz Faculty: Reggie Thomas (Coordinator, Jazz Studies), Rodrigo Villanueva (percussion), Art Davis (trumpet), Tom Garling (trombone),Geof Bradfield (saxophone) Marlene Rosenberg (bass)

Contact Us

College of Visual and Performing Arts
Office of External Programs
Music Building, room 132

Kristin Sherman

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