University of Illinois Jazz Band

University of Illinois Jazz Band


Band photo (final Russian tour)

Spring, 1991 band: John Garvey, leader;
Saxophone: Taimur Sullivan, Donnell Snyder, Alex Lazarevich, Dan Honnold, Mike Hesiak
Trombone: Dan Aldag, Tim Madden, Scott Harrison, Joe Schroeder;
Trumpet: Joe Rossi, Blad Clem, Mike Stewart, Art Davis, Judd Danby
French Horn: Ed Minnema, Kathy Taitt; Tuba: Mike Griffin;
Piano: Tom Paynter; Guitar: Mike Keppel; Bass: Elliott Torres; Drums: Matt North, Jim Guglielmo.
(from Notre Dame Jazz Festival program)

Starting in early July and ending in early August, 1990, the band made its final tour of Russia with Garvey as leader. The touring band included several alumni augmenting the existing band. Among those who toured who were not part of the fall 1990 band: Kevin Kizer (tenor sax), Chris Lega (alto sax), Brian Wagner (trumpet), Rolf Langsjoen (trumpet), Britta Langsjoen (trombone), Sean Flanigan (trombone), Fred Federspiel (baritone sax), Dan Anderson (tuba), Viktor Krauss (bass), Kent Johnson (drums).

In Spring, 1991, the band made its final appearance as guest band at the Notre Dame Collegiate Jazz Festival under Garvey, with Kevin Kizer (tenor saxophone) as a featured guest. The festival program included a 2-page spread on the band and Garvey in advance of his retirement.

2-page spread from Notre Dame Jazz Festival program, 1991.

In April, 1991, the band backed drummer Louis Bellson at Bradley's in Champaign.

UIJB, April, 1991, backing Louis Bellson (photos via Joe Rossi).
The band's final concert under Garvey's direction was held on May 1, 1991. A promotional poster was created.

Final concert poster (provided by Joe Rossi).

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