July 2011 - Roger Ingram
January 2010 - Eric Marienthal
November 2010 - Carl Saunders
August 2009 - Eric Richards
January 2009 - Buddy Rich Tribute
November 2008 - Andy Martin
November 2007 - Wayne Bergeron

Programs > "Guest Artist Program"

Our Guest Artist Program helps fullfill our mission of promoting jazz education. Every year, MJO brings a high-calibre, professional jazz musician to town to do a musicians' clinic, known as a Master Class, and perform a concert or benefit. Additionally, local professional talent is invited to participate, and is showcased as well.

In November 2007, we featured trumpeter Wayne Bergeron, in November 2008, trombonist Andy Martin. Our mission is again fulfilled as students, as well as adult players, engage with the MJO and:

  • are given the opportunity to interact with a professional working musician (asking questions, learning techniques, etc.)
  • observe them up close and personal, providing motivation and incentive that “I can do it too”
  • culminate the experience with a live performance by the artist, backed by the MJO in concert
  • This experience of seeing and talking to a professional musician cannot be underestimated in terms of positive reinforcement

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