Ravinia's Steans Music Institute

Program for Jazz

Steans Jazz Program


June 13 – June 19, 2015


Participation in the Program for Jazz is by invitation only. The Program for Jazz exists to promote the art of small ensemble improvisation. Although part of the program focuses on performing a well-rehearsed concert, most of the days are spent rehearsing with a variety of individuals, learning how to perform well with changing personnel.


The fellows will present the annual RSMI Jazz Grandstand concert of original compositions as the culmination of their week of study.


David Baker, Program Director
Nathan Davis, Saxophone
Billy Childs, Piano
Rufus Reid, Bass


Joe Anderson, trumpet
Jonathan Barber, drums
Tim Brey, piano
Cedric Edmon II, drums
Otto Lee, saxophone
Michael Mayo, singer
Kanoa Mendenhall, bass
Michael Pallas, trombone
Josh Reed, trumpet
Kenneth Salters, drums
Dominique Sanders, bass
Paul Shinn, piano
Quinn Sternberg, bass
Kevin Sun, saxophone
Billy Test, piano