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Jazz faculty are featured artists in new CD

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Jazz pianist Dan Haerle
Jazz pianist Dan Haerle

The Dan Haerle Trio, comprised of North Central College jazz faculty and clinicians, has released its third CD, “Aspiration,” showcasing 13 original compositions by pianist Dan Haerle. Bassist Bob Bowman and drummer Jack Mouse are also part of the group and featured artists on the album. The trio has been playing together for more than 30 years.  

Mouse is coordinator of North Central College’s jazz studies program and 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. Haerle and Bowman are among the staff artists for the annual Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp, hosted at North Central every summer.

“Aspiration” was released on Seagull Recordings and is available for purchase at

Haerle is author of “The Jazz Language”; performer with Clark Terry, Stan Kenton, Mel Torme, Pat Metheny, Joe Henderson, the Janice Borla Group and the Jack Mouse Group; and recipient of the International Association of Jazz Education Hall of Fame award. He’s a retired Regents professor in the Jazz Studies Division of the College of Music at the University of North Texas.