Jazz Festival to Feature Tom “Bones” Malone

February 10, 2017

The 13th Annual Bradley University Jazz Festival will take place on Tuesday, February 21, at the Michel Student Center, located at 915 N. Elmwood Ave. The day concerts are free and open to the public, while the evening concert is free for students and $15 for the general public.


The festival will feature fifteen high school bands, guest artist Tom "Bones" Malone and clinicians Nikki Malley, Michael Stryker and Edgar Crockett. The evening concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will feature the Bradley Groove Project and Jazz Ensemble with Malone.

Tom “Bones” Malone joined the CBS Orchestra in 1993. Before joining the CBS Orchestra, he contributed approximately 25 arrangements to the “Late Show with David Letterman.” He is best known for his work on “Saturday Night Live” as the musical director for the “SNL” band from 1981-85. Malone has performed with such acts as James Brown, Pink Floyd, Paul Simon, and Diana Ross, as well as playing network themes on shows such as “CBS This Morning,” “Murder She Wrote,” and the 1992 Olympics theme on CBS.

The Bradley Jazz Ensemble is under the leadership of Dr. Todd Kelly.

For tickets, call the Cultural Events Box Office at 677-2650.