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Phil Brown

Composer, jazz artist, and music educator, Philip Brown, is Professor Emeritus of Double Bass and Jazz Studies at Southern Illinois University. His performance career has included occasional dates with first-line jazz artists, as well as full-time seasons with professional full profile >>

Wayne Goodwin


Isaac Lausell

Isaac Lausell leads the guitar program at SIUC School of Music where he joined the faculty in the Fall 2012. At SIUC Lausell teaches courses in classical and jazz guitar, overseas the guitar area and performs with the Jazz Ensemble in residence the New Arts Jazztet. Prior full profile >>

Moacyr Teixeira Neto

Award winning guitarist Moacyr Teixeira Neto is one of Brazil’s most prized guitarists. Winner of the “Best interpretation Prize” in the Heitor Villalobos Guitar Competition, the Souza Lima Guitar Competition and a finalist in the full profile >>

Zvonimir Tot

Zvonimir Tot (z-VON-e-mere TOTE) is a Chicago-based jazz guitarist, composer and arranger with a style deeply rooted in the jazz tradition but flavored by his European origin. He holds too many university degrees. Tot has performed in the United States, the Netherlands, full profile >>

Christopher Walczak

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and provoked by a family of passionate and latitudinous overachievers, creating music has been a part of everyday life for Christopher Walczak from kindergarten afternoons until the present.  Many years and three degrees later, full profile >>

Gregory Wendt

Wendt is a filmmaker/photographer/artist/activist. Having begun his career in New York City in the 1980’s, he has directed, filmed, edited or photographed hundreds of productions and events. He has been a crew member on feature films, music videos, documentaries, full profile >>