Members of the Rockford High School Jazz Band. ~ Photo by John Vancil
The award-winning Rockford High School Jazz Bands will host Jazz Night with Roger Ingram on Friday, March 22nd, 2019 beginning at 7 p.m. The venue will be the Rockford High School auditorium at 4100 Kroes Street in Rockford. General admission tickets will be available in the lobby before the show; $10 for Adults and 5$ for Students/Seniors.
Ingram is one of the most dominant Jazz lead trumpet players in the music industry today. For decades he has toured and recorded with some of the biggest names in the business including Wynton Marsalis, Harry Connick Jr., Arturo Sandoval, Ray Charles, Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson, Tom Jones, Paul Anka, Louis Bellson, Quincy Jones, Frank Sinatra, Chico O’Farrill and The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.
Ingram’s busy schedule includes recording and playing live performances as well as teaching and presenting master classes throughout the world. Known for his dynamic sound, solid upper register and driving sense of swing and versatility, his musical legacy is embodied by his respect and regard for artistic integrity.
Directed by Cullen McCarthy, the Rockford High School Jazz Band is a co-curricular band activity, meeting once a week outside of class times to practice, and playing festivals and competitions throughout the winter and spring. In 2017, the band won the
Michigan State University Essentially Ellington festival and in 2018 was invited to perform at the Detroit Jazz Festival over Labor Day Weekend. The Detroit Jazz Festival is the largest free Jazz Festival in the world.
Roger Ingram – Lead Trumpet performer. ~ Photo appears courtesy of www.rogeringram.com