One of Chicago's leading trumpet artists; toured with Ray Charles, performed with Joe Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, Kurt Elling, Nancy Wilson, Janice Borla; Assistant Professor at Northern Illinois University.
Seagull recording artist; current CD Aspiration, performed with Clark Terry, Stan Kenton, Mel Torme, Pat Metheny, Joe Henderson, the Janice Borla Group; author of The Jazz Language; professor at the University of North Texas; IAJE Hall of Fame.
Performed with Carmen McRae, Karrin Allyson, the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Big Band, the Toshiko Akyoshi-Lew Tabackin Band, the Janice Borla Group, the Dan Haerle Trio.
Performed with Bunky Green, James Moody, Clark Terry, Stan Kenton, the Janice Borla Group, the Dan Haerle Trio; Staff Artist with Yamaha, Sabian, Vic Firth and Aquarian; Jazz Studies Coordinator at North Central College.
Origins recording artist; current CD Fall Night; tours with Gary Sinise's "Lt. Dan Band," has performed with Randy Brecker, Vinnie Colaiuta, Danny Gottlieb, the Nelson Riddle Orchestra; Jazz instructor at North Central College. www.mitchpaliga.com