Music Alum Earns Excellent Review
Shawn Bell, a recent graduate of the NIU School of Music (where he was a member of the famed Liberace Jazztet), recently released his CD entitled "Things Yet Unknown." In addition to Shawn's performing, the recording features four of his original compositions.
Reviewer Wilber Sostre of the noted online jazz publication Jazz Times had this to say about Shawn's playing: "To find a young trombonist like Shawn with this level of command and virtuosity is amazing." The entire review may be read here.
"Things Yet Unknown" also features current NIU jazz majors Quentin Coaxum and Nathan Brown. Congratulations Shawn, Quentin and Nathan!