Ravinia's Steans Music Institute

Program for Jazz

Steans Jazz Program


June 11 – June 17, 2016


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. Tickets for the June 17 performance are only $10 and are available here.


Nathan Davis, Saxophone
Billy Childs, Piano
Rufus Reid, Bass