The Chadron State College Professors of Jazz have been entertaining audiences since their formation in 2007, performing a mix of well-known jazz standards and engaging original compositions. The band has performed for Gering's Oregon Trail Days, the Sturgis BAM Festival, the Alliance Arts Council, CSC's own Jazz Festival, and many high school clinics and concerts in Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming. The group provides a performance outlet for the faculty, as well as a model of quality jazz performance for the region.
The group is fronted by the dynamic vocals of Joel Schreuder and the versatile horn section of Michael Stephens on saxophone and Sidney Shuler on trumpet. The rhythm section is driven by drummer Sandy Schaefer, complemented by the piano of Jim Margetts. The Professors were thrilled to add Florida guitarist Charles Carey to the lineup in 2008, bringing another exciting soloist and composer into the group. Jerome Vogel was the band’s original bassist, playing the low notes until the summer of 2010. With Jerome’s departure, the band added David Barger on bass. The band’s 2011 recordings are featured below.
The Professors of Jazz are available for hire and for clinics and concerts within our service region. For further information, please contact Dr. Michael Stephens at (308)432-6320 or by email at email@example.com. You can also follow the band on facebook at www.facebook.com/cscprofessorsofjazz.