Meet the 2017 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.


Geof Bradfield
Geof Bradfield -
Northern Illinois University











James Burton

James Burton III - The Juilliard School










Marques CarrollMarques Carroll - Chicago Jesuit Academy; Chicago freelancer











Tanya DarbyTanya Darby - Vanguard Jazz Orchestra; University of North Texas










Roosevelt Griffin

Roosevelt Griffin - Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School; Griffin Institute of Performing Arts








Dana HallDana Hall - DePaul University










Joan Hickey

Joan Hickey - University of Illinois













Marlene RosenbergMarlene Rosenberg - Northwestern University; Northern Illinois University












Reggie ThomasReggie Thomas - Northern Illinois University