February 14, 2020

47th ANNUAL WIU JAZZ FESTIVAL 2020 with special guest composer/arranger Alan Baylock
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: COFAC Recital Hall
Description: The 47th Annual Western Illinois University Jazz Festival will be held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14 and 15, 2020.

Friday’s main event will be concerts by the WIU Jazz Band and Jazz Studio Orchestra featuring composer Alan Baylock. Saturday will feature performances by college, high school, and junior high students.

PROGRAM - Friday, 7:30pm

JAZZ BAND - Whitney Ashe, director
Funk Bros. Moving and Storage - Frank Mantooth
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered - Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart/arr. Mike Tomaro
Dreamsville - Henry Mancini/arr. Vince Gassi
Mumbly Peg - Doug Beach

JAZZ STUDIO ORCHESTRA - Matt Hughes & Alan Baylock, directors
Program to be selected from the following:
El Arrazo - composed & arranged Alan Baylock
The Phrygian Five - comp/arr. Alan Baylock
Reunion Blues - comp/arr. Alan Baylock
Unearth - comp/arr. Alan Baylock
Every Day I Have the Blues - Peter Chapman/adapt. Baylock
Oleo - Sonny Rollins/arr. Baylock
Cheek to Cheek - Irving Berlin/arr. Baylock
Eleanor Rigby - Lennon & McCartney/arr. Baylock

Alan Baylock is quickly becoming recognized as one of the most creative voices in the music business today. He is in demand as a composer, arranger, conductor, producer, instrumentalist, and educator, and is the leader of the Alan Baylock Jazz Orchestra.

Baylock’s music has been performed and/or recorded by jazz greats Maynard Ferguson, Freddie Hubbard, Michael Brecker, Phil Woods, David Liebman, Jerry Bergonzi, Bobby Shew, Kenny Werner, Paquito D’Rivera, Nnenna Freelon, Tierney Sutton, and many more. His eclectic talents have also led him to writing music for Roy Clark, Clint Black, Wynonna, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan, Spyro Gyra, Ronan Tynan, and symphony orchestras across the country and abroad. An inspiring educator, Alan continues to write music for high school and collegiate level jazz ensembles, much of which is published by Alfred Music.

Two Seconds to Midnight, the debut recording of the Alan Baylock Jazz Orchestra (ABJO), was released in October 2003 on Seabreeze Records. After receiving international critical acclaim, the CD spent eight weeks on the JazzWeek national jazz radio top 40 chart. The ABJO released its newest recording, “Eastern Standard Time,” in the Spring 2008, and within one week, the disc had broken into the JazzWeek top 40.

Public $15; Senior Citizen $10; Youth $7; WIU Student FREE with valid University ID. Tickets available at the Hainline Box Office and at the event. The Friday night concert featuring the WIU Jazz Band and WIU Jazz Studio Orchestra with special guest Alan Baylock will be held in the COFAC Recital Hall at 7:30 pm. Saturday's concert will be in the COFAC Recital Hall at 3:00 pm.

And, on Saturday, we expect our lineup for middle/junior high, senior high, and college jazz bands to be outstanding, as usual. Our guest artist/clinician will again perform with JSO on Saturday afternoon. Live streamed events can be viewed on the Western Illinois University Youtube Channel.

For band directors, check the links on this site for Jazz Festival materials (invitation, flyer, schedule, entry form, concert ticket form, and lodging information). Early registration deadline for entries is December 1st, and after that date, it will be at the higher rate.

For additional information about the Festival, please contact: University Bands, Western Illinois University, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455; PH 309-298-1505; Fax 309-298-1499; or e-mail jazz@wiu.edu.

For the general public who wish to attend, Friday night concert tickets are available at: Hainline Theatre Box Office, Browne Hall 114, Western Illinois University, 1 University Circle, Macomb IL 61455; PH 309/298-2900. Box office hours are Monday-Friday, 12:00-5:00 P.M.
Related Web Site: WIU JAZZ
Contact Information:
 Joanie Herbert
 Phone: 309-298-1843
 Email: JE-Herbert@wiu.edu
Source: School of Music

Western Illinois University
1 University Circle * Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309/298-1414 * E-mail info@wiu.edu
Calendar Administration: webstaff@wiu.edu