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55th Annual Jazz Festival

The 55th Annual EIU Jazz Festival will be held on February 7 and 8, 2014.  Guest artist Dennis Mackrel will be featured in sets with the EIU Jazz Ensemble and her own quintet at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 7 in the Doudna Fine Arts Center's Dvorak Concert Hall.  Visiting bands will perform, compete, and participate in clinics during the day on Saturday, February 8th.

A widely respected musician, bandleader, arranger, Dennis Mackrel has performed across the world with the Count Basie Orchestra, Lionel Hampton, Hank Jones, Take 6, Tony Bennett, Nancy Wilson, Claire Fisher, Quincy Jones, and George Shearing. He served as musical director of the Count Basie Orchestra from 2010 until this year. His trio, which includes pianist Reggie Thomas and bassist Jeffrey Campbell will also be featured on the concert.

 Promo Photo of Dennis Mackrel


 $10 Adults / $5 Students

PURCHASE TICKETS - www.doudnatix.com 

 Festival Registration      

$180 Registration Fee per band should be made payable to Eastern Illinois University and sent to:

          Jazz Festival 
          Eastern Illinois University 
          600 Lincoln Avenue 
          Charleston, IL  61920

Contact Information

Dr. Sam Fagaly
Professor of Saxophone
Director of Jazz Studies


 Eastern Illinois University Jazz Ensemble

Jazz Festival