The UW-MMSD Jazz Festival will feature a three-day residency with Dave Stamps, director of jazz studies and assistant professor of music at Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota. An active trombonist, composer and arranger, Mr. Stamps has performed with and written for many organizations including the Colorado Jazz Orchestra, Nebraska Jazz Orchestra, Ninth+Lincoln Jazz Orchestra, Chuck Owen & the Jazz Surge and Jim Widner Big Band. He has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe at such venues as the Montreux Jazz Festival, Jazz à Vienne, and Festival Jazz en Lima.
During his residency, Mr. Stamps will play with the UW Jazz Orchestra, the UW Jazz Composers Group, and the UW Contemporary Jazz Ensemble. He will also present a master class for the UW Jazz area, which is open to UW-Madison students and the public, as well as jazz clinics with four high school jazz ensembles.
We thank the Vilas Trust, the Anonymous Fund, and our many donors for supporting these concerts.