A glimpse of EIU Jazz: Past, Present, and Future. This year’s EIU Jazz Festival celebrates the heritage of jazz at EIU since 1960. Joined by special guests, and EIU jazz alumni, Josh Marcus, alto sax; Aaron Eckert, trombone; and Tim Stanley, trumpet, the EIU Jazz Ensemble pays tribute to EIU’s enduring jazz legacy by performing some of jazz music’s timeless classics to contemporary favorites. Jazz from the year 1960 will be featured. The concert will be an exciting and vibrant kick-off to one EIU’s longest traditions and one of Illinois’ preeminent collegiate jazz events. The EIU Jazz Festival is at the forefront of educating and honing the skills of the next generation of jazz musicians.