NMU Jazz Festival

Friday, April 7, 2017


General Information

The NMU Jazz Festival will be held on the beautiful campus of Northern Michigan University on Friday, April 7, 2017.  High school and middle school jazz bands and combos in the region are invited to participate. There is a $250 entry fee for each participating ensemble (additional ensembles from the same school can register for $100).  Space is limited.  The registration deadline is February 24, 201.  Click HERE for printable (PDF) registration materials.

This year's event will feature trumpeter Chase Sanborn, who is originally from the NY area, and is an alumnus of the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Currently based in Canada, Chase is a veteran session musician and a mainstay of the bustling music scene in Toronto. Chase has toured or performed with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Diana Krall and many other jazz and pop artists.

His latest CD, ‘Double Double’, features Chase in a duo setting with pianist Mark Eisenman. Reviewer Geoff Chapman writes: “Chase Sanborn’s latest disc is illuminated by sublime statements and moments of aching poignancy. Creativity is front and center here.”

A dedicated and celebrated music educator, Chase Sanborn is a member of the jazz faculty at the University of Toronto, and travels frequently to appear as clinician and guest artist. His instructional books, CDs and DVDs (Jazz Tactics / Brass Tactics / Tuning Tactics / Music Business Tactics) have garnered universal praise for their insightful and entertaining approach to playing and teaching music. Chase Sanborn is a Yamaha Artist. www.chasesanborn.com

For additional information about Chase Sanborn, please visit his website: www.chasesanborn.com.   We are very pleased that he will be joining us for the NMU Jazz Festival this year in Marquette!