Knox Rootabaga Jazz Festival

Knox-Rootabaga Jazz 2010 Photo Album

April 12, 2010

The 30th annual Knox-Rootabaga Jazz Festival, April 8-10, featured performances by Knox College students, faculty and alumni, Orquesta Alto Maiz, and the Matt Wilson Quartet. Above, on vocals, Knox grad and faculty member Semenya McCord, with faculty member Brian Zeglis, drums; Knox grad and faculty member Andy Crawford, bass; faculty member John Miller, guitar; Daniel Leahy, keyboard; and Scott Garlock, trombone, at the Faculty and Friends concert on April 8.

Knox Jazz Ensemble Matt Wilson Quartet

Above left, the Knox Jazz Ensemble, directed by Nikki Malley, opened the April 10 concert for the Matt Wilson Quartet. Below left, Mark Wilson on saxophone joined his brother, headliner Matt Wilson, for part of the April 10 concert. Below right, critics hate it, crowds love it: the drum solo; Matt, with  80s "hair band" wig, obliges.

Mark Wilson, Matt Wilson Matt Wilson
David Hoffman, trumpet Kevin Malley, saxophone

Above, Knox adjunct music faculty members David Hoffman, trumpet, and Kevin Malley, saxophone, at the Knox Faculty and Friends concert on Thursday at McGillacuddy's in Galesburg. Below, award-winning jazz drummer Matt Wilson gave a master class at Knox on Wednesday that included an exercise in leading and following, left, and improvised solos.

Master class with Matt Wilson Master class with Matt Wilson
John Miller, guitar Brian Zeglis, drums

Above, at the Knox Faculty and Friends concert, music instructors John Miller, guitar; and Brian Zeglis, drums. Below left, trombonist Scott Garlock, who taught at Knox and directed the Knox-Rootabaga Jazz Festival from 1990 to 2003, with Brian Marienfeld, a 2006 Knox graduate who played trumpet in the Knox Jazz Ensemble. Garlock also directed the Alumni Big Band concert on Friday; below right, Brian Zeglis, drums; Andy Crawford, guitar.

Scott Garlock, Brian Marienfeld Brian Zeglis, Andy Crawford

Below, Matt Wilson in master class with members of the Knox Jazz Ensemble.

Matt Wilson Master Class