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Eastman Jazz Sextet to Perform at the Tokyo Jazz Festival

Jazzed Magazine • News • August 24, 2017

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For the first time, the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music Jazz department will have an ensemble travel to Japan to perform at the Annual Tokyo Jazz Festival. The Sextet will be featured in three concerts, including a show on August 26 at Shobi University for the Jazz Festival at the University, a show on September 1 at the Jazz Festival, and a show on September 2 at the Tokyo STATION JAZZ Weekend, which includes a joint concert with the “Jazz Festival Conservatory” (JFC) All Star Big Band, presented by Makoto Ozone.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to take a group of Eastman jazz students to Japan to perform at the 16th Annual Tokyo Jazz Festival” said Professor Campbell.  “We are grateful to collaborate with jazz great Makoto Ozone and are grateful for his invitation to perform and work with his students.”

The Eastman Sextet features students and recent graduates, including Christian Crawford on trumpet, C.J. Ziarniak on saxophone, Luke Norris on saxophone, Sterling Cozza on piano, Ryder Eaton on bass, and Chase Ellison on drums. The Sextet will be led by Professor of Jazz Jeff Campbell.

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