Music Student Selected to Perform in Sisters in Jazz Collegiate Combo
December 10, 2019
Domi Edson, a first-year graduate student from the University of Northern Colorado’s School of Music, has been selected to perform as one of five members in the Sisters in Jazz Collegiate Combo at the Jazz Education Network’s (JEN) Annual Conference at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, in New Orleans.
Above:Domi Edson poses with her double bass (credit: Ara Morgenstern); Jazz Education Network's logo.
Edson, who is originally from Seattle, will play the double bass, her primary instrument, in the quintet. She’s been interested in jazz since high school.
“The Jazz Education Network’s Sisters in Jazz is essentially an all-star collegiate combo where they choose one person per instrument from all over the world; it’s very competitive,” she said. “At UNC, all of the faculty members [in the School of Music] are working musicians and have much to pass on to the students, so I’m trying to be as much of a sponge as possible.”
The Sisters in Jazz Collegiate Combo Competition was open to full-time university students who identify as women or non-binary jazz artists between the ages of 18 to 29. Renowned jazz teacher and artist Tia Fuller, a Denver native and a professor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, will direct the performance.
- JEN is a global community that inspires collective improvisation in music, action and word. The network’s annual gathering fuels the conversation as students, teachers, pros and enthusiasts connect, learn and jam to contribute to the distinctive art form called jazz.
- UNC’s School of Music