UIC PRESENTS: 7:30 Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School Jazz Band and the Griffin Institute’s Jazz Combo, both directed by Dr. Roosevelt Griffin III. Following Roosevelt’s ensembles, the UIC Jazz Ensemble will play a set of music with trombonist Tom Garling as our very special guest artist.

October 16, 2018

After attending the Berklee College of Music for two years, Tom’s first break into the professional jazz scene was with Buddy Rich in 1986 at the age of twenty. After touring with Buddy for a year, he was offered a full scholarship to attend the University of Miami, where he received his Master’s degree in 1992, majoring in Jazz Composition and Arranging with an emphasis in studio jazz writing. Shortly thereafter, Maynard Ferguson hired him as Trombonist and Musical Director from 1992-1998.

Michael Stryker, DMA ,Director, UIC Jazz Studies Program,Clinical Professor of Music,School of Theater & Music,College of Architecture, Design, & the Arts,University of Illinois at Chicago