SOUTH HOLLAND, IL–South Suburban College is hosting the 2016 SSC Jazz Festival on Saturday, February 13th from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the Kindig Performing Arts Center. The 18th annual fest features performances by bands from eleven local high schools and middle schools, as well as instruction and performances by special guest clinicians. This year’s guest artists are saxophonist Mark O’Connor and bassist Marlene Rosenberg. As well, a jazz piano pedagogy clinic will be presented at 10:45 and 1:15 in room 1111 by Daniel Murphy.
“It’s an honor for us to have the festival running for 18 consecutive years,” said Rob Calhoon, SSC Director of Bands. “It is a tribute to South Suburban College, the attending schools and our guest artists to continue to keep our musical heritage alive and thriving.”
The SSC Jazz Festival is a one-day, non-competitive educational festival celebrating jazz and jazz education. Each band performs for and receives a performance clinic by the guest artists. The evening festival concert, taking place at 7:00 p.m. in the Kindig Performing Arts Center, will feature performances by the SSC Jazz Ensemble, the SSC Jazz Orchestra, guest artists O’Connor and Rosenberg, as well as select festival participants.
Admission to the festival, as well as to the evening festival concert, is free of charge. For more information or a complete performance schedule, contact the SSC Music Department at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2299. South Suburban College is located at 15800 South State Street, South Holland, IL.