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Renowned Trumpeter Scott Wendholt to Open EIU Jazz Festival


Scott WendholtTrumpeter Scott Wendholt and the Eastern Illinois Jazz Ensemble will open the Eastern Illinois University Jazz Festival with a concert on Friday, Feb. 12, at the Doudna Fine Arts Center.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Dvorak Concert Hall. Admission will be $5 for the general public, and $3 for senior citizens, EIU employees and students.

On Saturday, Feb. 13, Wendholt will serve as the guest artist at the 51st annual EIU Jazz Festival, in which high school and junior high school bands will compete and participate in clinics throughout the day.

Wendholt has been recorded on more than 60 albums, including five recordings as a leader. He has worked with many stellar artists, including Vincent Herring, Kenny Garrett, Cyrus Chestnut, Christian McBride, Don Braden and Bruce Barth.

His big band credits include work with The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra (formerly Thad Jones/Mel Lewis), Manhattan Jazz Orchestra, The Carnegie Hall Jazz Band (led by Jon Faddis), John Fedchock New York Big Band, Gotham Jazz Orchestra (Mike Holober), Toshiko Akiyoshi Big Band and the Bob Mintzer Big Band.

Wendholt is on the faculty at the Manhattan School of Music, as well as the Jamey Aebersold summer jazz camps. He is also in demand as a player/clinician in many colleges and various other learning institutions around the world.

The concert is presented by the EIU music department in cooperation with the Doudna Fine Arts Center, divisions of EIU's College of Arts and Humanities. Wendholt's appearance is sponsored in part by the Consolidated Communications Artist Series and the EIU University Board Cultural Arts Committee.

For tickets and information, or to arrange accommodations for persons with special needs, contact Doudna Fine Arts Patron Services (217-581-3110 or or visit the Doudna Fine Arts Center Box Office.

The Doudna Fine Arts Center is a division of the EIU College of Arts and Humanities. For more information, please see



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