April 20 & 21, 2018

8th ANNUAL

LAS VEGAS JAZZ INVITATIONAL

HOSTED BY

WORLD JAZZ STUDIES PROGRAM AT THE LAS VEGAS ACADEMY OF THE ARTS

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2018

Guest Artists & Adjudicators

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Justin DiCioccio


Justin DiCioccio is internationally recognized as one of the foremost jazz educators of our time. In January 2001, he was inducted into the Jazz Education Hall of Fame.

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Dan Thomas


Dan Thomas is a dedicated performer and educator who immigrated to the US from his native Canada in 1993. He is the Associate Director of Jazz Studies at the University Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music.

Angelo Versace


Jazz pianist Angelo Versace has been the Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Arizona since 2014. He has been described as "a fleet-fingered keyboard dynamo."

Steve Davis


Steve Davis studied jazz under Dr. Jackie McLean at The Hartt School at the Univ of Hartford where he is now a faculty member. He has gigged with Hotep Galeta, Nat Reeves, Don DePalma, and Larry DiNatale among others.

Nat Reeves


Nat Reeves has an impressive career as a performer and is committed to Jackie McLean's legacy at The Hartt School of Music at the Univ of Hartford. He is most influenced by bassists Sam Jones, Paul Chambers, and Ron Carter.

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Carl Allen


With over 200 recordings to his credit, New York-based drummer Carl Allen has done everything from sideman, bandleader, entrepreneur, and educator for nearly three decades.

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Charles McNeal


Charles McNeal has been a featured performer at many national and international festivals including Monterey Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival, San Francisco Jazz Festival, Festival, Umbria Jazz Festival, and Porretta Soul Festival.

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Steve Roach


Steve Roach has been Director of Jazz Studies at California State Univ, Sacramento since 2001.  His professional appearances include studio and live sessions with Tito Puente, Louis Bellson,  and Rosemary Clooney, among others.

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