Studying music since the age of 10, trombonist Keith Pitner has been described by the Dundee Weekly Journal as "...technically and musically astounding." He graduated in 2011 with a Music Education degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, studying trombone with Jim Pugh. At the University of Illinois he was the recipient of the Doris Vance Harmon scholarship, the School of Music's only four year full-ride scholarship. Since then, he has spent time with various groups in the Chicago area performing at jazz clubs, restaurants, weddings, and many other places where music is appreciated. He has performed with great musicians such as Marvin Hamlisch, Monica Mancini, and Denis DiBlasio and can be seen regularly with The Pete Ellman Big Band. He led the jazz groove band The Hatters Mad from 2005-2010 and released two albums with the group, Commence the Jigglin' in 2006 and A Change in Color in 2008. Besides being an active performer, Keith is also an active educator and clinician and currently serves as Band Director in the Geneva 304 School District.
Friday April 25with JazzFXProject
Transistor Chicago, IL
Saturday May 10with Family Groove Company
Mayne Stage Chicago, IL
Sunday May 25with JazzFX Project
Uncommon Ground Chicago, IL