Award Winning T-Bone!
For the 6th time since 2012, the top Jazz Trombone Ensemble at UIUC won the national jazz trombone ensemble competition. JTE 1 will be performing in Arlington on March 10th. While doctoral student Richard Dole runs the rehearsals the ensemble is actually under the direction of Jazz Trombone Professor Jim Pugh. Every piece the ensemble will play in Arlington was written by its members. Professor Pugh reflected on his own time studying Trombone at Eastman with Emory Remington. Pugh notes that, this is art, so it's the experience that's important not the award.