Meet the 2016 Jazz Festival Clinicians

We are fortunate to have an amazing group of musicians serving as clinicians for our festival. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with them.


Ernie AdamsErnie Adams - UIC, Music Institute of Chicago








Mark Colby

Mark Colby - Elmhurst College











Scott CowanScott Cowan - Western Michigan University











Katie ErnstKatie Ernst - Wheaton College









Derek Gardner

Derrick Gardner - Count Basie Orchestra








Jon IrabagonJon Irabagon - Dave Douglas Quintet












Joel SpencerJoel Spencer - University of Illinois












Reggie ThomasReggie Thomas - Northern Illinois University












Justin Thomas

John Yao - New York Freelance Artist








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