The Millikin University Latin Jazz Project under the direction of Brian Justison is a student ensemble devoted to the creation and performance of Latin-jazz music. The group received the 2013 Downbeat Magazine Student Music Award for “Outstanding (undergraduate) Latin Jazz Group,” and has performed at the Jazz Educator’s Nation Conference in Atlanta, GA. They have released two recordings, Simon Says (2013) and Balance Issues (2016). Both are available on iTunes and Spotify.
Line up: Justin DeBo– percussion, Andre Kely– percussion, Wally Pochron– percussion, Kyle Johnson– keyboard, Emma Taylor– bass & vocal, Max Dragoo– guitar, Michael Anderson– saxophone