Skip Navigation

College News

March 12: Steve Wiest comes to CLC for Art of Jazz

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Feb 28, 2023

College of Lake County (CLC) welcomes Grammy-nominated jazz composer and trombonist Steve Wiest as the guest artist for the 46th annual Art of Jazz concert series at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 12 on the Mainstage of the James Lumber Center.

Photo of Steve WiestKnown worldwide for his fresh cutting-edge writing as well as his extroverted virtuoso trombone playing, Wiest is a true multi-genre persona. As a recording artist, composer-arranger, science fiction author, cartoonist and educator, Wiest is at home with many different and diverse areas of creative endeavor.

Wiest’s path to recognition began with a four-year stint as trombonist and composer with Maynard Ferguson. During this period, Wiest appeared on two Ferguson projects (Storm and Live from San Francisco) a video project (The Playboy Jazz Festival) and penned a number of works for Maynard including South 21st Shuffle.

Wiest earned a master’s in jazz studies at the University of North Texas. He spent two years as the Assistant Director of Jazz Studies at The University of Texas at Arlington before his 17-year tenure as Director of Jazz Studies and trombone at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Tickets are available for $8 online at or visit the James Lumber Center Box Office, P112 at the Grayslake Campus. Box Office hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

About College of Lake County

College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in northeastern Illinois. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, college classes are affordable and accessible to help each student achieve academic, career and personal goals. More than 70,000 students graduated with degrees and certificates since the college opened in 1969. College of Lake County is the only higher-education institution ranked among the top 15 best places to work in Illinois by Forbes in 2019 and is a national leader in many areas, including campus internationalization, sustainability and conservation.