April 20 & 21, 2018

8th ANNUAL

LAS VEGAS JAZZ INVITATIONAL

HOSTED BY

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

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2017

Guest ArtistsĀ & Adjudicators

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Corey Christiansen


Corey Christiansen is becoming recognized as one of the preeminent jazz guitarists in the world. A recording artist, writer, educator, and performer, he has played and taught in literally every type of situation around the globe.

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Dave Loeb


Dave Loeb is an internationally established pianist, conductor, music director, orchestrator, arranger, composer, and music educator. He is director of Jazz Studies and professor of music at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Adam Schroeder


Los Angeles based baritone saxophonist Adam Schroeder has been recognized in DownBeat and Jazzed magazines and is a first call for a growing multitude of musical circumstances.

Terry O'Mahoney


Terry O'Mahoney is a retired professor from St. Francis Xavier University. He holds a Masters in Jazz Performance from the University of Miami and is active as a performer, adjudicator, and clinician throughout the US and Canada.

Dan Taguchi


Dan Taguchi has been teaching music for thirty-eight years. His ensembles have performed at Monterey Jazz Festival, Playboy Jazz Festival, and Walt Disney Concert Hall. He plays woodwinds, keyboards, bass, and guitar professionally.

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Bob Mintzer


Saxophonist Bob Mintzer is a twenty year member of the Grammy award winning Yellowjackets who also leads a Grammy winning Big Band, travels with his own Quartet, and plays with numerous bands globally.

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Hans Halt


Hans Halt is an instructor of bass and jazz studies at UNR. He holds a Masters in Jazz Performance from UNR and has performed with top jazz artists including Peter Erskine, Fred Hersch, Ravi Coltrane, and Avishai Cohen.

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Joel Frahm


A regular in the New York City club circuit, Joel Frahm has appeared alongside musicians such as Brad Mehldau, Bill Charlap, and Matt Wilson and has recorded with Diane Schuur, Kurt Elling, Jane Monheit and other top jazz artists.

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