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EIU Department of Music

Jazz Festival

The 59th Annual EIU Jazz Festival will be held on February 9 and 10, 2018. The festival will open on Friday, February 9, with a concert featuring the EIU Jazz Ensemble and a performance by virtuoso trombonist Andy Martin.

On Saturday, February 10th, visiting bands will perform, compete, and participate in clinics during the day. Festival participants and audience members will also be treated to a midday performance by the EIU Jazz Ensemble and Andy Martin.

Information for Directors - please complete all three forms below

The due date for entries is Friday, January 12, 2018.

Andy Martin

Vanessa Rubin

Andy Martin is a virtuoso jazz trombonist based out of Los Angeles. A world-class jazz musician, Martin is featured as leader or co-leader of twelve albums. These albums showcase his collaboration with other top jazz artists such as the late Carl Fontana, Pete Christlieb, Bobby Shew, and Eric Marienthal.

Martin well known for his work with Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, the Tom Kubis Band, and the Bill Homan Big Band.  He has long been one of L.A.’s most prominent trombonists for commercial recordings, television and motion picture soundtracks, and live theater. He has contributed on albums for many popular artists, including the Pussycat Dolls, Coldplay, and Michael Bublé. His television credits include the Grammys, the Emmys, the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Martin has been the lead trombonist on television shows Dancing With The Stars and American Idol. His motion picture credits span the soundtracks of over 150 major films.


This performance is supported by the Consolidated Communications Artists Series underwriting great jazz performances.

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Doudna Fine Arts Center
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920

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