About ETHS Jazz Fest 2019
We are thrilled to feature the Chicago State University Community Jazz Band, under the direction of Roxanne Stevenson, for our evening concert! The program begins at 7:00 p.m. in the ETHS main auditorium with a set from ETHS's own Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Matt Bufis.
All proceeds from ticket sales go towards the expenses of the ETHS Jazz Fest which provides fantastic music opportunities for ETHS students and others.
About the Chicago State University Community Jazz Band
THE CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY JAZZ BAND was founded in 1992 by Professor Roxanne Stevenson in response to the need for music-reading sessions for local musicians. The Community Concert and Jazz Bands began with just five musicians, playing their major instruments for one ensemble and their secondary instruments for the other. Since then, the two ensembles have housed over 400 musicians—of all ages—and performed hundreds of selections from standard and contemporary repertoire.
The band has performed at Milt Trenier’s historic nightclub and the CSU Jazz Night Café, in addition to graduations, galas, and basketball games. The Community Jazz Band has also presented clinics and performances at the Illinois Music Education Association All-State Conference, Midwest Clinic, Jazz Education Network Conference, Hyde Park Courtyard Festival, Woodson Library Reopening Ceremony, and Macy’s Black History Month Celebration. This year, the ensemble celebrates 25 years of service to the 150-year-old CSU community.
Director: ROXANNE STEVENSON
Saxophones: TYRONE HINES, LONNIE SMALL, MICHAEL CARSON, JOSIAH WILLIAMS, DALE CRAINE
Trumpets: LEON Q ALAN, FRED CANTU, PHILLIP MORE, AUGUSTINE MELECIO, JEROME CROSSWELL, RICHARD HEARD
Trombones: DWAYNE SANDERS, TRACY KIRK, MAURICE WILLIAMS, ROBERT PARHAM J
Piano: FRANK MENZIES
Guitar: WAYNE BARRETT
Bass/Vocal: GERALD CRAWFORD
Drums: PHILLIP CREWS
Percussion: ANTHONY CARPENTER, MARK SMITH
Vocal: ANGELA WALTON
Guest Soloists: JASON CURRY AND TIM FRONCEK