Ryan Adamson

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Ryan Erik Adamsons,based in Chicago, is an active composer, performer, and educator. He received a Bachelor of Science Degrees in Jazz Studies and Brass Performance from the University of Akron (OH), and a Masters of Music concentrating in Jazz Composition from DePaul University in Chicago (IL). He currently works as an Artist Advisor at the Denis Wick/Vandoren Musician’s Advisory Studio in downtown Chicago, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Chicago Jazz Orchestra as their Director of Educational Programs. Ryan also chairs the mentoring program of the Jazz Education Network.

Doug Beach formed the publishing company bearing his name in 1975. As Director of Jazz Studies for over 35 years, his Elmhurst College (IL) Jazz Band regularly
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Garcia is a performer, composer, arranger, producer, clinician, educator and author in both instrumental and vocal genres and Director of Jazz Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He has performed as trombonist, bass trombonist, or pianist with 70 major artists including Ella Fitzgerald, George Shearing, Mel Tormé, Billy Eckstine, Doc Severinsen, Louie Bellson, Dave Brubeck and Phil Collins and is a Bach/Selmer clinician/soloist.

Based in Los Angeles (CA), Matt Harris is in demand as a keyboardist, composer/arranger, and clinician. After completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Miami (FL) and his masters degree at the Eastman School of Music (NY), he toured with Maynard Ferguson and Buddy Rich; both leaders performed and recorded his charts, many of which are featured in the Kendor jazz catalog. Matt is currently Director of Jazz Studies at California State University-Northridge, and often performs as a guest soloist and clinician at various Universities and High Schools.

Jeff Jarvis, Director of Jazz Studies at California State University Long Beach, has written for and/or performed with Lou Rawls, Doc Severinsen, Joe Williams, Louie Bellson and more. He has also recorded six albums as a solo artist
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This band became an American institution, where the band, now named the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra recently celebrated 50 years of playing Monday nights at the Village Vanguard in New York City. Their classic albums remain popular

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