Join renowned drummer Dennis Mackrel for a master class with the University Jazz Ensemble, directed by Alex Stewart. Free and open to the public.
Dennis Mackrel is a noted jazz drummer and highly respected composer/arranger and conductor whose work has been recorded and performed by the Count Basie Orchestra, the Dizzy Gillespie All Star Big Band, the WDR Radio Big Band from Germany, the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw from Holland, the Danish Radio Big Band from Denmark, and the McCoy Tyner Big Band, whose Grammy winning CDs included Mackrel’s arrangements.
He has won numerous awards including Who’s Who in Music, A National Endow- ment for the Arts grant for composition, and Outstanding Alumni from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
He is also an experienced jazz educator who conducts master classes, seminars and workshops throughout Europe, Asia, Canada and the United States.