The Jack Mouse Group performs an evening of jazz Oct. 14 at North Central College.
The Jack Mouse Group performance begins at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, in the College’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Tickets are $15/adults and $12/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
The jazz group is led by acclaimed North Central College faculty and drummer Jack Mouse, who regularly performs and records with the Janice Borla Group and the Dan Haerle Trio. He has performed with Stan Kenton, Clark Terry, the Bunky Green Quartet, James Moody, Frank Wess, Randy Brecker, Joe Williams, Herb Elliis and Frank Wess. The concert will be presented in preparation for recording the group’s new album, and will feature original compositions by Mouse.
Mouse will be joined by Bob Bowman on bass, Art Davis on trumpet, John McLean on guitar, Scott Robinson on tenor saxophone,
Davis, of Chicago, toured with Ray Charles and has performed with the Janice Borla Group, the Woody Herman Orchestra, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Joe Williams, Maynard Ferguson and many others.
Robinson, of New York, has performed with the Mingus Dynasty, the Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, the NBC Tonight Show Orchestra, Bob Mintzer, the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis, Max Roach, Joe Lovano and more,
McLean, of Chicago, is currently touring with Kurt Elling and is a member of the Janice Borla Group. He has performed with such jazz luminaries as Dave Douglas, Randy Brecker, Patricia Barber and Jane Ira Bloom,
Bowman, of Kansas City, Mo., has performed with the Dan Haerle Trio, the Janice Borla Group, the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, Carmen McRae, the Lew Tabackin/Toshiko Akyoshi Band, Karrin Allyson, Clark Terry and Joe Williams.
Mouse is coordinator of jazz studies at North Central College and is a pioneer in jazz education, serving on the faculties of the Clark Terry Great Plains Jazz Camp, National Stage Band Camps, the Aebersold Combo Camps, Birch Creek Farm Academy and the Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp. As a member of the Bunky Green Quartet, he was one of the first musicians to introduce jazz education at the Montreux Jazz Festival.
USG Corporation and Navistar, Inc. are underwriting sponsors of North Central College’s 2011-2012 Sesquicentennial Fine & Performing Arts Season. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. This performance is one of many ongoing programs at North Central College to enrich and broaden the cultural and academic outlook for the College and community. North Central offers a variety of venues accommodating a rich range of local and world-class events, performances and space needs for the public. For a comprehensive schedule of musical performances, theatrical and dance productions, art exhibits and lectures, visit northcentralcollege.edu/show or call the box office at 630-637-SHOW (7469).