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Merz--Christopher L. (Music Faculty)

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1 Jazz combos present spring concert
Alldredge--Anna (Student--2019), Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:39, p.01
2/27/2020 On Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m., the UNI Jazz combo groups performed in a Spring Concert.
2 Piano tech returns to music performance
Flanders--Anna (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 115:4, p.04
9/6/2018 The music faculty band "The Other Other Operation" will play a variety of progressive rock songs in there debut.
3 Jazz Band One celebrates new hall of famer
Husmann--Peyton (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 114:48, p.05
4/5/2018 Jeffery Tower is inducted in the Jazz Hall of Fame in Bengston Auditorium in Lang Hall. He is being recognized as a trombonist, music educator, and arts advocate.
4 UNI Jazz Band One to perform at Englert Theatre
Public Relations News Release 2013:216, p.1
3/25/2014 The University of Northern Iowa Jazz Band One will perform at the Englert Theatre in Iowa City. Jazz Band One is the School of Music's premiere performing group. The ensemble has received numerous awards, and is one of the longest running jazz programs.
5 Critical acclaim UNI Jazz Band One's new album
Public Relations News Release 2013:17, p.1
8/13/2013 UNI's Jazz Band One has recently released "The Hard Way". People and professionals in the jazz community are very impressed with the band's technique. The album can be purchased for $10 to raise funds for the band.
6 UNI faculty and guest musicians perform jazz concert in Russell Hall
Belknap--Anna Kate (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:5, p.7
9/11/2012 Robert Washut hosted a concert featuring jazz artists from the university and several guest artists from the surrounding area. A variety of jazz styles were performed.
7 UNI School of Music's Jazz Band One receives critical praise for new CD
Public Relations News Release 2011:243, p.1
3/28/2012 The most recent album from UNI's Jazz Band has been released with excellent reviews.
8 Jazz Band One gives fresh feel to jazz music
Terry--Elissa Danielle (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:21, p.7
11/8/2011 Russell Hall was the stage for Jazz Band One last weekend. Music ranged from Duke Ellington to Radiohead as well as some student composed pieces.
9 Variety of musical groups perform at scholarship concert
Hottle--Olivia Grace (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:9, p.1
9/27/2011 This was the 30th year of the concert. Music filled the air from drums to harps and a symphony. A champagne and hors d'oeuvres reception followed the concert. Organizers called the concert a success.
10 UNI's Jazz Band One will perform with guest artist Kenny Wheeler.
Public Relations News Release 2010:270, p.1
4/4/2011 The band will perform on campus as part of the 2010-2011 Spotlight Series.
11 UNI, high school students celebrate Tallcorn Jazz Festival
Spivey--Joseph David (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 107:38, p.5
2/22/2011 Over one thousand jazz musicians packed Russell Hall during the festival. This was the fifty-sixth annual event.
12 UNI School of Music to host jazz performances with Jazz Band One
Public Relations News Release 2009:405, p.1
4/16/2010 UNI alumnus Kyle Novak and Washington High School's "The Revolutionists" jazz band from Cedar Rapids, Iowa will be featured at the event. The concert, under the direction of Chris Merz will feature songs and arrangements by contemporary jazz composers.
13 Tallcorn Jazz Festival to hit high notes
Aunspach--Chase Steven (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 106:34, p.15
2/9/2010 Date set for this annual event. High school jazz bands will compete during the two day festival. Those bands placing in the top two in each division will earn a spot in the Iowa Jazz Championships.
14 UNI to hold Jazz Combo Camp, June 21 - 26
Public Relations News Release 2008:511, p.1
5/1/2009 High school campers will rehearse with their combo twice a day, receive instruction in instrumental master classes with a working professional jazz musician, and participate in ear training and transcription and guided listening.
15 UNI School of Music to induct first member into Jazz Hall of Fame during April 3 concert
Public Relations News Release 2008:418, p.1
3/24/2009 Jim Coffin, one of the founding fathers of the jazz program will be inducted during the Jazz Band One concert. In 2001, Coffin wrote, edited and helped to produce, "It Don't Mean a Thing (If it Ain't got that Swing): The First 50 Years of Jazz @ UNI."
16 UNI School of Music announces Tallcorn Jazz Festival winners
Public Relations News Release 2008:382, p.1
3/5/2009 The 58th annual Sinfonian Dimensions in Jazz concerts were performed in February; the oldest continuously running high school jazz festival in the nation. Trombonist and ENJA Records recording artist Josh Roseman performed as special guest artist.
17 University of Northern Iowa to host commencement in the UNI-Dome Dec. 20
Public Relations News Release 2008:264, p.1
12/9/2008 Benjamin Allen will preside over the ceremonies and confer degrees on the students. John Vallentine, professor and director of the School of Music, is the commencement marshall. The recognition of honors and awards will be conducted by James Lubker.
18 UNI Jazz Band One
Public Relations News Release 2008:235, p.1
11/19/2008 Iowa's top jazz performing group, is one of the premier collegiate jazz ensembles in the Midwest. The recipient of numerous awards, the band has appeared at festivals throughout the United States and in Europe, and has recorded 16 CDs to date. List.
19 UNI's Jazz Band One recognized for outstanding performance
Stewart--Calli (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 105:23, p.11
11/18/2008 Student skills in Jazz Band One are exceptional. Since 1992, sixteen CDs have been released with two of them rated five stars by Downbeat Magazine. Jazz Band One has been invited to appear at jazz festivals all over the United States; photo.
20 UNI School of Music hosts the 2008 IMTA State Conference, including public concerts
Public Relations News Release 2007:695, p.1
5/28/2008 Some 100 participants are expected for the conference that will feature local, state and national presenters; recitals by UNI music faculty and student state competition winners. Recital by UNI piano faculty member Sean Botkin; IMTA began in 1885.
21 UNI School of Music hosts the 2008 IMTA State Conference, including public concerts
Public Relations News Release 2007:694, p.1
5/27/2008 The conference is meant to provide inspiration, awareness and ideas for all the member music teachers at both private and collegiate levels.
22 This week at UNI
Northern Iowan 105:42, p.6
3/10/2008 Activity dates, times, and places for events taking place this week. Michael Kimmel, Jennifer Wahl, and Sean Ulmer will speak.
23 UNI School of Music to host guest artist David Sanchez at Tallcorn Jazz Festival
Public Relations News Release 2007:418, p.1
2/8/2008 David Sanchez will be performing along with the Jazz Band One and the Jazz Panthers during the Tallcorn Jazz Festival; list of members and performing high school jazz bands.
24 UNI Jazz Band One opens fall season at Gallagher-Bluedorn
Public Relations News Release 2007:252, p.1
10/30/2007 The Jazz Band One will be performing its fall concert November 2.
25 UNI Jazz Band One opens fall season at Gallagher-Bluedorn
Public Relations News Release 2007:253, p.1
10/30/2007 The Jazz Band One will be giving a free concert November 2.
26 UNI classes begin Monday, August 20; "Welcome Week" offers variety of activities
Public Relations News Release 2007:105, p.1
8/15/2007 "Welcome Week" begins August 17.
27 UNI School of Music Spotlight Series presents UNI Jazz Band One
Public Relations News Release 2006:0, p.1
4/4/2007 The Jazz Band One will be performing Thursday, April 12.
28 News Brief/Calendar of Events
Public Relations News Release 2006:0, p.1
3/5/2007 "Tunes at Noon" will be presented by Chris Merz and Bob Washut Tuesday, March 6.
29 Tallcorn Jazz Festival welcomes more than 50 high schools to UNI
Public Relations News Release 2006:0, p.1
2/8/2007 The Tallcorn Jazz Festival will be taking place February 16 and 17.
30 UNI School of Music to host jazz organist with Jazz Band One
Public Relations News Release 2006:0, p.1
11/10/2006 Biographical profile of jazz organist Sam Salomone.
31 UNI School of Music presents Jazz Faculty Showcase
Public Relations News Release 2006:0, p.1
10/13/2006 The School of Music Spotlight series will present a Jazz Showcase featuring the UNI faculty.
32 UNI School of Music to host guest trumpeter
Public Relations News Release 2006:0, p.1
10/13/2006 Biographical profile of Rex Richardson.
33 Jazz Band One to perform tonight
Wilson--Amanda (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 102:49, p.14
4/7/2006 About half of the band is comprised of seniors; brief look at history of band; students offer their view of participating in Jazz Band; photo.
34 UNI Jazz Band One to hold concerts
Public Relations News Release 2005:0, p.1
4/3/2006 UNI School of Music will present Jazz Band One on two separate evenings.
35 Local studio produces platinum record
Northern Iowan 102:45, p.12
3/24/2006 Stone Sour's album was produced at Catamount Studio; has also produced UNI Jazz Band recordings; photo.
36 Friday, Feb. 17 - Saturday, Feb. 18
Public Relations News Release 2005:0, p.2
2/13/2006 Tallcorn Jazz Festival will be held in Russell Hall. Guest artist will be Cuong Vu. The 55th annual Sinfonian Dimensions in Jazz will be held.
37 This week at UNI
Northern Iowan 102:36, p.6
2/10/2006 Calendar of upcoming events at UNI.
38 Tallcorn Jazz Festival welcomes more than 50 high schools to UNI
Public Relations News Release 2005:0, p.1
2/8/2006 UNI campus will play host to two jazz festivals. Participating schools are provided.
39 UNI Jazz Band One put on dazzling show
Abbott--Tristan E. (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 102:18, p.13
10/28/2005 Review of performance by Jazz Band; photo.
40 UNI music fraternity presents 'Sinfonia Dimensions in Jazz' concerts and Tallcorn Jazz Festival
Public Relations News Release 2004:0, p.1
2/15/2005 Concert is hosted by Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
41 Coffeehouse hosts UNI Jazz Combo
McCue--Timothy M. (Student--2003)
Northern Iowan 101:16, p.9
10/22/2004 UNI Jazz Combo groups to play at the Vibe Coffeehouse.
42 Mark Helias jazz concert
Public Relations News Release 2004:0, p.1
9/23/2004 Open Loose will perform Sept. 30 at the GBPAC; will be joined by UNI's Jazz Band One for one number.
43 Dimensions in Jazz
Northern Iowan 100:38, p.10
2/20/2004 Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia to present "Sinfonian Dimensions in Jazz" performance as part of UNI's Tallcorn Jazz Festival. Peter Erskine will be the guest artist.
44 UNI 'Jazzes' up Iowa City high school musicians
Andrews--Eric A. (Student--2002)
Northern Iowan 100:20, p.11
11/7/2003 Jazz Band One will perform for Iowa City students; photo.
45 UNI Jazz Band One to travel to Iowa City
Public Relations News Release 2003:0, p.1
10/31/2003 Jazz Band One to perform at Iowa City West High School while delivering a clinic in jazz music; members listed.
46 UNI to host Jazz Combo Camp for students and educators June 22-27
Public Relations News Release 2002:560, p.1
6/6/2003 In its third year, the Jazz Combo Camp will be held June 22-27.
47 UNI Jazz Band One announces spring tour
Public Relations News Release 2002:376, p.1
3/10/2003 Jazz Band One will play in Pella, Council Bluffs, and Sioux City, Iowa and in Bellevue and Lincoln Nebraska; student participants are listed.
48 Washut ends 22-year career as Jazz Band One director
Northern Iowa Today 86:2, p.22
7/1/2002 Will continue to teach; Chris Merz will conduct the band and the jazz studies program; photo.
49 UNI's Bob Washut concludes 22-year career as Jazz Band One director
Public Relations News Release 2001:445, p.1
4/16/2002 "Celebrate Washut," a Jazz Band One concert, will take place to honor the conductor, Bob Washut, who will be stepping down from the position.
50 Amnesty International teach-in at UNI to focus on music and revolution
Public Relations News Release 2001:348, p.1
3/11/2002 Chris Merz, Sonia Yetter, and David Aguiar will speak on music's role in culture.

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