Monthly Music Series: Phil Dunlap Quintet
WednesdayMar 26
Monthly Music Series: Phil Dunlap Quintet

World Chess Hall of Fame
Saint Louis, Missouri

The World Chess Hall of Fame is proud to present the Phil Dunlap Quintet as part of the 2014 monthly music series—in partnership with Jazz St. Louis.


Phil Dunlap Quintet featuring Clay Jenkins, Jeff Campbell, Marty Morrison, and Jason Swagler 


6:30 p.m. Doors Open

7:00 p.m. Concert


Tickets for Purchase

$10 General Admission

$5 Members, Students, Seniors, and Military Personnel

Complimentary Valet

Seating is limited, please contact Claire Grothe at or (314) 367-9243 ext. 105 for ticket reservations or click here for tickets.


About the Phil Dunlap Quintet

Phil Dunlap (piano), A native of Iowa, Phillip Dunlap currently resides in St. Louis, MO where he is active as a musician and educator. He holds Bachelor of Music degrees in jazz performance (piano) and music theory/composition and a Masters of Music in jazz performance from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. While there he studied with renowned pianist and educator, Reginald Thomas.

As a musican, Dunlap performs throughout the United States and abroad with his own group, the Phil Dunlap Quintet, and as a sideman having performed with musicians such as Jimmy Cobb, Terell Stafford, John Pizzarelli, Houston Person and many more. Recent performances include Jazz at the Bistro, the Saint Louis Art Museum, and Powell Symphony Hall.

When not performing, Dunlap is the Director of Education for Jazz St. Louis, a not-for profit organization dedicated to the thriving of jazz in America. Dunlap also manages the extensive portfolio of education programs, which are available to all schools, students and teachers in the greater St. Louis area. Phil is also a faculty member of American Voices. In 2009, Dunlap traveled to Afghanistan where he was artist in residence at Kabul University’s School of Music and at the National Institute for Music. Dunlap teaches courses in jazz history as well as music business at the University of Missouri - St. Louis and Webster University. In 2011, Dunlap was named “30 Under 30” by the St. Louis Business Journal.

Jeff Campbell (bass), Jeff Campbell has carved out an impressive career as a bass player, fluent in both the jazz and classical idioms. Campbell maintains an active schedule performing with Marian McPartland, Gene Bertoncini, Rich Perry, and many more. Campbell has performed at prestigious European musical events as the Nice, Montreux, North Sea, Riga, and Parnu Jazz Festivals.

Campbell also acts as a jazz educator with a keen interest in bass playing of the past, present, and future. As a full-time professor at Eastman since 1997, Campbell’s teaching duties include jazz bass, jazz history, jazz theory and aural skills.

Campbell’s music education began at an early age under the influence of his professional-musician parents. As a young musician, Jeff received much of his musical training working with local professional musicians in a myriad of musical styles and venues. Campbell holds degrees in double bass performance and music educationfrom Brigham Young University and the Eastman School of Music.

Marty Morrison (drums), Marty Morrison was exposed to music at an early age by his father jazz organist and pianist Billy Morrison and has been playing the drums since he was five years old. In 1993, Morrison joined the Unified Jazz Ensemble working as an artist in residence for the National Endowment for the Arts Rural Arts Initiative program. In 1997, Morrison relocated to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area where he continued to perform and teach with the Unified Jazz Ensemble for the next ten years. The east coast music scene offered Morrison the opportunity to perform and freelance not only around the east coast but also around the globe. Morrison has performed with Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Roberts, Phil Woods, Gary Thomas, Rick Margitza, John Faddis and many more. Morrison has toured Japan, England, Germany, Belgium, Korea, Azerbaijan, Canada, and Mexico.

In 2007, Morrison returned to St. Louis area and earned his Masters of  Music Degree at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. Currently, Morrison is a professor of jazz studies at Missouri State University.

Clay Jenkins (trumpet), Clay Jenkins’ career as a jazz artist has covered a wide range of musical experiences. Jenkins earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Theory from the University of North Texas and studied trumpet with John Haynie. Upon completion of his degree, Jenkins went out on the road, playing the jazz trumpet chair with the Stan Kenton Orchestra. He recorded three live albums with the Kenton Band, Artistry in Symphonic Jazz, A Time for Love, and The Lost Concerts, Volumes I and II.

Jenkins moved to Los Angeles in 1978, where he continued playing in live performaces and in studio recording sessions.Jenkins also studied with the renowned trumpet teacher, James Stamp for the next two years. From Los Angeles, he toured with the big bands of Harry James, Buddy Rich, and the Count Basie Orchestra.

Jenkins earned his Master’s Degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Southern California in 1993, studying trumpet with Boyde Hood. Jenkins began teaching at several schools, including The Foundation for the Junior Blind, The University of Southern California, California State University at Northridge, ad the California Institute of the Arts. Jenkins has also served as the Chairman of the Music Theory Department at the Colburn School of Performing Arts from 1988 through the summer of 2000, and co-authored the theory textbook being used there and in other schools.

Currently, Jenkins is an Associate Professor of Jazz Trumpet at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. He has performed and presented clinics all over the United States, Canada, Japan, Italy, Korea, Germany, Portugal, Russia, and South Africa. Jenkins is a charter member of the trumpet section of the Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra.

Jason Swagler (alto saxophone), Jason Swagler is an Instructor of Music of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. A member of the faculty since 2000, his teaching duties have included jazz saxophone, concert jazz band, lab band, combo, jazz history, music history, and music theory. Swagler maintains as active performing career, playing between 100-150 dates a year under his own name and as a freelancer.

Swagler is the founding member of the soul jazz group. CommonWealth. Locally he has performed  in nearly every major venue in the St. Louis area, including Jazz at the Bistro, UMB Bank Pavillion, the Fox Theatre, the Pageant, and many more. Swagler has toured extensively throughout Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, and the United States. Swagler has also taught for Washington University, Southwestern Illinois College, and Greenville College. Swagler is a product of the SIUE’s Music Program, earning Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Jazz Performance, and Master of Jazz Performance degrees from the university.