​Mr. Vincent Chandler

Mr. Chandler was the Instructor of Jazz Trombone and Jazz Octets for five years in one of the world’s preeminent jazz programs, Michigan State University.

Biography

Mr. Chandler has been teaching on a collegiate level since 2003. He was the Instructor of Jazz Trombone and Jazz Octets for five years in one of the world’s preeminent jazz programs, Michigan State University, under the administration of Distinguished Professor and world-renowned jazz bassist, Rodney Whitaker. He was also an Instructor at another superlative music program in the country, University of Michigan, teaching theory, graduate level improvisation, Jazz Big Band, Jazz Ensemble for non-Music Majors, Jazz Combos, and applied lessons across instrumental families. Mr. Chandler has also conducted ensembles for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Civic Jazz Programs and several camps/clinics/workshops for developing K – 12 jazz musicians, including the Michigan Youth Jazz Improvisation Ensemble.

Some of his most notable performance experiences: Far East Asian tour with Jazz at Lincoln Center, featuring Wynton Marsalis, to Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, Taiwan, Hawaii, and back to New York; A European tour, Two trips to Japan’s Blue Note Jazz Club and several dates in California, New Orleans, Chicago, and New York with The Roy Hargrove Big Band; Two weeks with Joe Henderson in Hollywood and Oakland, California; Geri Allen and timeline at the Apollo Theater; Special guest artist on a Playboy Jazz Cruise performing with Marcus Miller, Herbie Hancock, Roy Hargrove, and James Carter. Mr. Chandler can also be heard on James Carter’s latest recording called “James Carter Organ Trio at the Crossroads.”He is featured on “Requiem” ofRoy Hargrove’s only Big Band cd, “Emergence.” He is featured on “For Garrison” of Carl Allen & Rodney Whitaker’s, “Work to Do,” and his most recent personal recording is called “Embraceable.

Education

  • M.M. in Jazz/Improvisational Studies from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI
  • B.F.A. in Music from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI

​Mr. Vincent Chandler
Instructor of Music; Director of Jazz Studies
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