Jazz trombonist Jacksonto teach clinic at Snider


Jazz artist, director and engineer Joe Jackson will teach and perform at the 26th annual Nicholas Invitational Jazz Festival on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Snider High School.

The school’s performing arts boosters have invited area middle school and high school ensembles.

Admission is $5. Watch INFortWayne.com for the schedule and updates.

Jackson, a trombonist, will present a clinic and perform with the Snider “Wind Machine” as part of the festival. Jackson is the former lead trombonist and music director of the famed Airmen of Note. He also has some Fort Wayne roots having attended both Shawnee Middle School and Northrop High School.

As a freelance trombonist and arranger, Jackson performs with top East Coast big bands including the Woody Herman Orchestra, the David Liebman Big Band, Chaise Lounge, Melting Pot Big Band and Doc Scantlin. He has contributed commissioned arrangements to dozens of ensembles across the country, and his educational arrangements are published by Alfred Music.

Kevin Klee is director of bands and Helen M. Hockemeyer is orchestra director at Snider High School, 4600 Fairlawn Pass, Fort Wayne.