Ian Letts (saxophone instructor, counselor) graduated from Northern Illinois University in the spring of 2013 with degrees in jazz performance and music education. While attending NIU, he performed in the Jazz Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, All University Jazz Band, Wind Symphony, Jazz Combos, and The Afro Pop All Stars. In addition, he led his own sextet for almost three years that hosted jam sessions and played his original songs and arrangements. He is now teaching private lessons at Music Education Centers of America and at a home studio. In addition, he is working as a freelance musician in the Chicagoland area, performing regularly with the Pete Ellman Big Band. Ian has been a NIU Jazz Camp counselor since 2011.