Mike Conrad is a composer, improviser, and teacher from Bettendorf, Iowa. He has been recognized for his arranging and composing with four ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards and seven awards from Downbeat Magazine, as well as many other accolades. Conrad currently serves as Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies & Music Education at the University of Northern Iowa. He performs throughout Iowa and all across the country on both piano and trombone, and is in demand as a commissioned composer and a jazz
clinician. Conrad is joined by UNI Bass Instructor Alex Pershounin and UNI alumnus Tim Crumley to perform a program called Unsung Heroes, featuring music by often under-appreciated artists.
UNI Director of Jazz Studies Chris Merz will join the trio for a few selections as a special guest.