2023 Nebraska All-State Jazz Band


Conductor Info
Audition Materials
The following information will be posted at a later time:
All-State Registration & Audition Dates
All-State Jazz Band Repertoire List
Audition Manuals



Tito Carrillo, trumpet, composer, educator, is a native of Austin, TX, born of a Puerto Rican father and Mexican-American mother, and his music blurs the lines between Afro-Caribbean music traditions and modern jazz. He manages to meld such influences as Freddie Hubbard, Miles Davis, and Woody Shaw with many rhythmic styles from the Afro-Latin diaspora, inspired to do so by artists such as Miguel Zenón, Danilo Pérez, and David Sanchez. Carrillo came to prominence in the mid 90’s in Chicago’s rich jazz and Latin music scenes, becoming a top call soloist, sideman, and bandleader. He has toured and recorded with Willie Pickens, Ryan Cohan, Kurt Elling, Juan Pastor’s Chinchano, Cuban flutist Orlando “Maraca” Valle, Quincy Jones, and Phil Collins. His critically-acclaimed solo debut album Opening Statement was released on the Origin Records label in 2011.  His latest album Urbanessence on Origin Records was released in October 2022 to rave reviews, and Raúl de Gama of Latinjazz.net writes, "Mr. Carrillo's tone soars, elegant and bright as he seems to reach the rarified realm of spirituality in music."  Tito Carrillo has been full-time professor of jazz trumpet at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since 2006.


Audition materials for the 2023 All-State Jazz Band are coming soon!