WIU Rhythm Section Festival

General Information

David Bixler

March 29, 2014

Three cheers for the trio! The Western Illinois University Jazz Rhythm Section Day is an annual event that celebrates the heartbeat of jazz, the jazz trio. This event is an educational opportunity open to WIU students, music educators, and high school students in the region. The festival includes a schedule of clinics and workshops by our guest artists, specifically designed to help students with jazz rhythm section performance techniques.

This year, the featured group will be the David Bixler Quintet.  David’s group will do master classes and work with WIU student groups in the small group experience and perform on a late afternoon concert March 29, 2014.

Tentative schedule:

9:30 – 11:35 AM WIU Small Group Clinics (Browne Hall 130)
1:00 – 1:45 PM Master classes –
2:00 – 2:30 PM Trio Master class (Browne Hall 130)

7:30 PM – 8:30 PM David Bixler Quintet Concert (COFAC)

Davidl’s website is http://www.davidbixler.com/html/slideshow.php

Artist's Biography

All events, including the concert, are free of charge and open to students of all ages and levels. The general public is also welcome.

For more information about the Western Illinois University Jazz Rhythm Section Day please contact:


Dr. Michael Stryker, Associate Professor of Jazz Piano
Western Illinois University
phone: 309.298.1444
e-mail: MS-Stryker@wiu.edu