Welcome to the 22nd Annual Clark Terry/ Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Festival
Guest Artist: Craig Fraedrich
February 7-8, 2020
Registration will begin September 1, 2019 and ends December 15, 2019
Jazz artist Craig Fraedrich has enjoyed a professional career as a performer and educator that spans over thirty years. He received his undergraduate degree in Jazz Performance from North Texas State University and Masters Degree from Arizona State University. He also studied at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Banff Center for the Arts. He was awarded music scholarships at each of these institutions. While in college he won numerous solo awards at jazz festivals throughout the country including: The Elmhurst Jazz Festival, The Notre Dame Jazz Festival, The Wichita Jazz Festival, The UT-Austin Jazz Festival, The University of Arizona – Flagstaff Jazz Festival and the University of California – Berklee Jazz Festival where he was named the outstanding soloist of the Festival. He was a winner of International Trumpet Guild Jazz Solo competition and leader/director of the first student combo to perform at the International Jazz Educators Conference.
From 1986 to 2017 he performed as a featured jazz trumpet soloist with The Army Blues, the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Army and one of the few full-time jazz ensembles in the country. During that time he also served as the group’s musical director, trumpet section leader and assistant group leader. In addition to performing, he has composed or arranged over 100 pieces for the band. As a member of this prestigious ensemble, Craig has traveled extensively both performing and serving as a clinician. In addition to visiting much of the United States, he has performed in Australia, Japan, Sweden, Norway, Germany, China, Ireland, St. Thomas and at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. He finished his career as a Sergeant Major, serving as the leader of the Army Blues and Element Leader of the Popular Music Element.
Craig has pursued a significant solo career as well. He has released twelve compact discs with his own groups and has appeared on dozens of others as a side-man. His release, So In Love (featuring NEA Jazz Master Dave Liebman) reached number twelve in national jazz radio play according to Billboard Magazine. His three most recent releases, Alone Together, Out of the Blues and All Through the Night on Summit Records, are available on CD Baby, I-Tunes, Amazon and most streaming outlets. Other performance highlights have included an appearance as guest jazz soloist with the Brass Band of Battle Creek for the premier of Wycliff Gordon’s “Tribute to Muhammad Ali” as well as the Kennedy Center’s presentation of Ramsey Lewis’s “Proclamation of Hope”, both of which were recorded for PBS. Craig continues to maintain a busy schedule in the Washington D.C. area. He is a dedicated educator and has been a faculty member (Associate Professor) at the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music since 1989 and was a Lecturer at West Virginia University from 2013 to 2016. His duties have included: teaching Applied Jazz Trumpet, Jazz Coaching (applied jazz lessons for any instrument) Music Theory, Jazz Theory, Jazz Arranging and Composition, Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Combos, the Little Big Band and has been the director of the Shenandoah Jazz Ensemble since 1999. Highlights directing the Jazz Ensemble included tours of Senegal West Africa with performances culminating at the St. Louis Jazz Festival and a tour of Ireland with a featured performance at the National Concert Hall.
Craig has published eight jazz method books including three books as part of the Practical Jazz Theory for Improvisation series. He has studied improvisation with Dave Liebman, Kenny Wheeler, Chuck Marohnic, Rich Matteson, Dan Hearle, Jack Peterson, and Frank Puzzullo. Additionally, he cites the remaining faculty at the Banff Centre for the Arts (1985- Dave Holland, John Abercrombie, Don Thompson, Marvin "Smitty" Smith, and Julian Priester) as major influences. His principal trumpet teachers have included Dennis Najoom, Dr. Leonard Candelaria, Don Jacoby, Dr. Wayne Cook, Steve Kossoris, Chuck Tumlinson and Ken Van Winkle.
Michael Goldsmith is currently a freelance artist/clinician and serves as the US/Haiti Coordinator for Hope Health Action, a charity based out of London. He previously served for nine years as the Director of Jazz Studies at Mineral Area College, where his big bands and combos performed with the Jeff Hamilton Trio, Doc Severinsen, the New York Voices, Phil Woods, Delfeayo Marsalis and many others. Prior to assuming his position at MAC, Mr. Goldsmith taught five years as the Director of Bands and Chair of Fine Arts in the Fredericktown R-I School District. Other teaching experiences include five years as the Director of Jazz Combos at Hickman High School in Columbia, Missouri, where he also served as Director of Bands at Oakland Junior High.
Mr. Goldsmith received his Bachelor of Arts in Music from Truman State University, Educational Certification from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from William Woods University. Mr. Goldsmith is an accomplished professional jazz saxophonist, has recorded for the St. Louis Cardinals, and played with several big bands and combos throughout the Midwest Region, including the MAC Kicks Band, Guy Lombardo Band, Jim Widner Big Band, STL Jazz Orchestra, Sultans of Jazz (SEMO Faculty Jazz Quintet) and the Jerry Ford Orchestra. He is an active clinician and adjudicator throughout the Midwest. Mr. Goldsmith resides in Fredericktown with his wife Melissa, and has three children, Kayla, Seth, and Emilee, and one sassy granddaughter, Olive.
Rick Haydon is a Professor Emeritus at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville where he was Director of Jazz Studies, head of the Guitar Program and managed the recording studio. He still teaches Private Applied Jazz Guitar, and directs the Jazz Guitar Ensemble. Haydon is also currently teaching on the Jazz Faculty at the University of Missouri Saint Louis. Rick has served on the summer faculties of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Band Director Academy, the Birch Creek Music Center. Professor Haydon also serves as a clinician for The Essentially Ellington Organization.
Rick has been playing guitar for fifty-two years and has studied with many of the Masters of Jazz Guitar. Among these are, Johnny Smith, Howard Roberts, Pat Martino, and most recently Bucky Pizzarelli (7-string). Professor Haydon has been performing professionally for over fifty years and has played in a variety of situations. In 1996 he performed with Herb Ellis and Mundell Lowe during the Guitar Foundation of America International Guitar Convention. He performed with Bucky Pizzarelli before a sold out concert at the Sheldon Concert Hall in St.Louis in November of 1998. Rick was the featured guest artist at the 2002 Quad City Jazz Festival along with Mulgrew Miller. In 2004 Rick performed with John Pizzarelli at the Classic American Guitar Show in Long Island, New York as part of the Jazz Cabaret Series. Also Professor Haydon received the 2004 Woody Herman Award from the Birch Creek Music Performance Center in Door County,Wisconsin. Rick Haydon has also worked with Jazz at Lincoln Center and Essentially Ellington since 2006. In 2006 he released a recording titled Rick Haydon and John Pizzarelli ‘Just Friends’ for Mel Bay Records that reached 15 on the Jazz Week Top 100 charts. His most recent CD is “4” on Jazz Compass with Clay Jenkins, Gary Hobbs, and Reggie Thomas.