DuPage Community Jazz Ensemble
DuPage Community Jazz Ensemble performs dances and concert programs during the academic year as well as numerous off-campus performances. Its repertoire spans more than a century of large jazz ensemble compositions, including original work from members of the ensemble. The ensemble is a frequent presence at the Elmhurst College Jazz Festival, has performance at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago, and in 2004 was recognized by the United States House of Representatives for its work on behalf of the Armed Forces Children’s Education Fund. Music 1181, Community Jazz Ensemble, is a course at COD open to any musician interested in the American musical performance tradition.
About the Director: Tom Tallman is professor of Music and director of Jazz Ensembles at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, where he teaches courses in music theory, aural skills and American music. He is also the leader of the jazz performance program, which includes five ensembles ranging from small jazz groups to expanded big band. In addition, he maintains an active schedule of secular and sacred musical performance in the Chicago area. He holds Masters and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in Trumpet Performance from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL.
Rehearsals are Wednesdays 7-9:50p, Room 138 McAninch Arts Center. Contact Tom Tallman with any questions.