The 48th Annual Elmhurst College Jazz Festival

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Elmhurst College Jazz Festival

2015's 48th annual Elmhurst College Jazz Festival was a huge success! Below are the lists of ensembles and individual musicians named "outstanding" by our guest artists/adjudicators.


Outstanding Ensembles - after reviewing all of the Festival performances, our three guest artist/adjudicators designated the following ensembles as outstanding:

Big Bands
-Northern Illinois University
-Elmhurst College Jazz Band
-University of Cincinnati Jazz Orchestra
-Western Michigan University
-University of Arkansas, Monticello

Combos
-Northern Illinois University
-Elmhurst College
-Central Michigan University
-Capital University
-Kent State University

Vocal Jazz
-Elmhurst College Late Night Blues
-Mineral Area College

Outstanding Soloists - after reviewing all of the Festival performances, our three guest artist/adjudicators bestowed special recognition on the following individuals:

Lenard Simpson - Northern Illinois University, Alto Sax
Dominic Bierenga - Central Michigan, Alto Sax & Composition

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