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Jazz trombonist Joel Adams performs Feb. 10 at North Central College

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Trombonist and acclaimed North Central College jazz faculty member Joel Adams performs Feb. 10 in the College’s intimate Madden Theatre.

“An Evening with Jazz Trombonist Joel Adams” begins at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, in the College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $15/adults and $12/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit

Adams will be joined onstage by other members of North Central College’s jazz faculty, which includes saxophonist Mitch Paliga, pianist Frank Caruso, bassist Jim Cox and drummer Jack Mouse.

A native of Madison, Wis., Adams is a winner of the prestigious International Trombone Association’s Frank Rosolino Jazz Award. He co-leads and composes for the touring ensemble B3 Bombers and has worked for many years with Clyde Stubblefield, a drummer best known for his work with James Brown.

Adams earned a degree from the University of North Texas, where he met and performed with fellow B3 Bombers members Dan Trudell and Pat Mallinger. Several of Adams’ compositions appear on the soon-to-be-released compilation, “The B3 Bombers featuring Clyde Stubblefield: Live at The Green Mill.”

Adams has played with The Dallas Jazz Orchestra, through which he earned a coveted Dallas Jazz Society Scholarship. He later toured with Woody Herman’s Thundering Herd and has performed with Joe Williams, Clark Terry and Dizzy Gillespie. He’s also a freelance illustrator and enjoys incorporating images of jazz instruments into his drawings.

North Central College offers undergraduate programs of study in music, jazz studies and choral and instrumental music education. Students take a combination of core music classes, private lessons, ensembles and other classes suited to their area of specialization or interest. Visit to learn more.

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 or call the box office at 630-637-SHOW (7469).