7:00 – 8:00: Galesburg High School Jazz Ensemble, Andy Empey - Director
8:00 – 9:00: Knox Alumni Big Band, Justin Haynes – Director
9:30 – Midnight: Xavier Breaker Coalition
The Rootabaga Jazz Festival is thrilled to welcome back the Galesburg High School Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Andy Empey to open our Friday night event. The evening’s second set features a crowd favorite: the Knox Alumni Big Band. Representing over 20 years of Knox jazz alumni, the alumni big band is a celebration of the jazz community at Knox.
Xavier Breaker returns to Knox leading his own band Coalition. Performing with many of Chicago’s top artists, Breaker is a rising star in the jazz drumming world.
Xavier Breaker, drums
Rocky Yera, saxophone
Ivan Taylor, guitar
Josh Ramos, bass
Marcin Fahmy, piano
$10/Knox College Students free with ID