Steering Committee

 

 

Meeting Dates: May 31 & June 1, 2008, Best Western Chicago O'Hare, 10300 W. Higgins Road, Rosemont, IL 60018 (suburb of Chicago).  Click here to read the  Steering Committee Invitation List.

Organizers:

Dr. Lou Fischer - Professor of Music/Jazz Studies Chair, Capital University. Columbus, OH

Mary Jo Papich - Highland Park High School Fine Arts Chair, Highland Park, IL

Facilitators:

Bob Breithaupt - Executive Director Jazz Arts Group of Columbus; Professor of Music/Performance Chair, Capital University. Columbus, OH

Matt Carter - Vice President of Strategic Development, Music Crossroads/Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association, Indianapolis, IN

Gene Wenner - President, Arts & Education Consultants, Pittsfield, MA

Steering Committee:

Frank Alkyer - Publisher, Downbeat Magazine, Elmhurst, IL

Ruben Alvarez - Professional Musician/Percussion Artist; President, Astro Latino Productions, Chicago, IL

Doug Beach - President, Doug Beach Music; Professor of Music/Director of Jazz Studies, Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL

John Blane - Chicago Jazz Ensemble/Trombone; Faculty, Roosevelt University; Highland Parks Cultural Arts Commission, Highland Park, IL

Paul Chiaravalle - Vice President/Chief of Staff, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

Steve Crissinger - Co-owner, 12 Points Graphics & Apparel, Columbus, OH

Orbert Davis - Artistic Director/Co-Founder Chicago Jazz Philharmonic; Director of Jazz Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Sid Davis - Group Publisher, Symphony Publishing/JazzEd Magazine, Boston, MA

Ken Druker - Manager of Public Programming, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York, NY

J.B. Dyas - Vice President, Education & Curriculum Development, Thelonius Monk Institute, Los Angeles, CA

Dick Dunscomb - Director of Jazz Studies, Columbia College, Chicago, IL; Past President, International Association for Jazz Education

Dan Gregerman - Choral Director/Vocal Jazz Instructor, Niles North High School, Skokie, IL

Jarrard Harris - Director, Thelonius Monk Institute, Chicago; Faculty, Highland Park HS; Chicago Jazz Ensemble/Saxophone, Chicago, IL

Mark Ingram - Executive Director/Co-Founder, Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, Chicago, IL

Chuck Iwanusa - Fine Arts, Jazz Studies Director, Mott Community College, Flint, MI; Past President, International Association for Jazz Education; Founder Jazz Alliance International

Michael Kenyon - Executive Director Percussive Arts Society, Indianapolis, IN

Rick Kessel - Publisher, Symphony Publishing/JazzEd Magazine, Boston, MA

Joel Leach - Director of Jazz Studies, California State Northridge University, Northridge, CA; Past President International Association for Jazz Education

Kevin Maher - Chairman/President Downbeat Magazine, Elmhurst, IL

Eric Martin - Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Music For All, Inc./Bands of America/Orchestras of America, Indianapolis, IN

Scott McCormick - Chief Executive Officer/President, Music For All, Inc./Bands of America/Orchestras of America, Indianapolis, IN

Ellen Rowe - Chair of Jazz Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Paris Rutherford - Professor of Music/Voice, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

Bruce Silva - Vice President, Buffet Crampon Manufacturing Inc., Jacksonville, FL

Doug Snapp - Artistic/Executive Director, JazzMN Jazz Arts Organization, Professor of Music/Director of Jazz Studies, University of Minneapolis, MN

Judy Shafer - Director of Education, Jazz Arts Group, Columbus, OH

Andrew Surmani - Chief Marketing Officer, Alfred Music, Van Nuys, CA and Assistant Professor, Music Industry Studies, California State University, Northridge

Julie Traenkenschuh - Band Director, Woodruff High School; Jazz Director, Peoria All Stars, Peoria, IL

Neil Tesser - Former National Trustee/President Chicago Chapter, NARAS; Programming Committee, Chicago Jazz Festival, Chicago, IL

Greg Ward - Musician/Composer Chicago, IL

Jim Widner - Bassist/Director Widner Jazz Camps; Coordinator of Jazz Studies, University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO