|5th Annual UAB Jazz Summit Features Wynton Marsalis with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra|
The 2012 UAB Jazz Summit will feature some of the most skilled jazz musicians in the world. The weekend kicks off on March 2 at 4pm with placement auditions in the Hulsey center. The first evening will include a sound check, question and answer session, and concert featuring Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra in the Alys Stephens Center. Registration for the event is available to high school students grades 9-12 and will be open until February 24. There is limited space, so applications received first will receive priority for acceptance.
The next day student participants from grades 9-12 will rehearse with their Jazz Summit ensembles and attend clinics specific to each of his/her instrument with our clinicians. This year Chip McNeill, director of jazz at the University of Illinois, highlights our stellar roster of guest clinicians. Professor McNeill is a former musical director and jazz tenor saxophonist for Grammy award-winning recording artist Arturo Sandoval. He has recorded with Sandoval on his Grammy award-winning CD, Hot House and on Americana. He is also a former musical director/player/producer for legendary jazz trumpeter Maynard Ferguson. McNeill produced, wrote, and performed on six CDs with Ferguson including his final one, The One and Only Maynard Ferguson, and has toured with Ferguson, Sandoval and many other notable jazz performers.
The Jazz Summit concludes with a concert in the Sirote Theater at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center at 3:00 pm on Sunday, March 4. This free concert will feature all of the participant groups as well as performances by our clinicians and the UAB Jazz Ensemble.