2014 Community Service Award
Recipient


Macomb Country Club | 5-7PM
Michael Stryker
 
Michael Stryker is Associate Professor of Jazz Piano in the School of Music at Western Illinois University. He directs big bands and coaches jazz combos, teaches Appied Jazz Piano, Class Jazz Piano, Jazz Fundamentals, and Jazz History. He is currently a member of the Dale Hopper Faculty Jazz Sextet. Dr. Stryker received his Ph.D. from Eastman School of Music in 2010. He has performed with Freddie Hubbard, Jim Snidero, Robin Eubanks, James Moody, John Fedchock, Kim Richmond, Clay Jenkins, Gary Foster, Bob Mintzer and Joshua Breakstone.

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Macomb Country Club | 7:15PM
Sally Weisenburg Trio
 
For the uninitiated, Sally is from the St Louis area but moved to Peoria, Illinois in 1976.  She now lives near Rushville, Il and has played music professionally for all of her years in Illinois.  Sally's musical inspiration has never been based on style, rather the music she plays has to do with quality.  Sally plays "good" music.  That includes blues, soul, jazz, country, standards, rock, Latin, surf and good music from any & all categories.   She is in that exclusive league with those who have been her influences - a truly great natural singer.  She is also in that rare position of an artist who has earned the great respect of her peers.  Sally also plays keyboards and keyboard bass in the band and is joined on stage by her her husband, Don Berbaum on guitar & steel guitar and Tony Corpus on drums.

"This is a group of seasoned pros who know how to let a song breathe” - Blues Review Magazine
www.sallyweisenburg.com

Chandler Park | TBA
St. Louis Rivermen
 
Relying on instincts, inspirations of the moment, perfect pitch, inevitable humor, and camaraderie, these musicians create joyous jazz and heart-breaking blues extemporaniously out of challenging ideas flowing forth from each of them. A thorough knowledge of traditional jazz, the example of unarranged jazz bands like Louis Armstrong's ALL STARS and Eddie Condon's small groups, plus years of experience in numerous trad bands, form the solid foundation of their music.

www.stlrivermen.com



Chandler Park | TBA
Ed Kaizer Quartet

Chandler Park | TBA
Preston Jackson & Friends (featuring Judy Page)



Chandler Park | TBA
WIU Jazz Studio Orchestra (featuring Glenn Wilson)
 
The Jazz Studio Orchestra is the top performing large jazz ensemble at Western Illinois University. The group performs contemporary music from jazz composers such as Jim McNeely, Chuck Owen, Maria Schneider, Mike Crotty and other well-known composers including WIU jazz faculty composer John Cooper.

www.wiu.edu/cofac/jazz/JSO1.php



COFAC Recital Hall | 7:30pm
BCA Featured Headliner - Cyrille Aimée
 
Winner of the Montreux Jazz Festival's International Vocal Competition, the Sarah Vaughn International Jazz Vocal Competition and finalist in the Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition, French/Dominican vocalist Cyrille Aimée is, in the words of Will Friedwald of The Wall Street Journal, "one of the most promising jazz singers of her generation."  Cyrille is from Samois-sur-Seine, France, the same village where the legendary Django Reinhardt once lived and where an annual pilgrimage of gypsies arrive to celebrate Reinhardt's legacy.  Cyrille tours throughout the world both with her band as well as in a duo setting with Brazilian guitarist Diego Figueriedo. Cyrille's major label debut, It's a Good Day, will be released Spring 2014.

"a voice like fine whiskey -- oaky and smooth, with a hint of smokiness" - The Washington Post
www.cyrillemusic.com
 
Tickets go on sale August 25th

Wesley Village Community Center | TBA
Jazz Brunch Sunday featuring: St. Louis Rivermen
 
Relying on instincts, inspirations of the moment, perfect pitch, inevitable humor, and camaraderie, these musicians create joyous jazz and heart-breaking blues extemporaniously out of challenging ideas flowing forth from each of them. A thorough knowledge of traditional jazz, the example of unarranged jazz bands like Louis Armstrong's ALL STARS and Eddie Condon's small groups, plus years of experience in numerous trad bands, form the solid foundation of their music.

www.stlrivermen.com

 
     
     


The Al Sears Jazz Festival, MACC&DDC
P.O. Box 274
214 N. Lafayette Street • Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-837-4855
info@searsjazzfestival.com
 


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