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Trombonist Joel Adams showcased at April 20 jazz faculty performance

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Contact: Ted Slowik, director of PR and media relations, 630-637-5307

March 14, 2011—North Central College presents an evening of jazz April 20 featuring the talents of trombonist Joel Adams, a member of the College’s acclaimed jazz faculty.

“An Evening with Jazz Trombonist Joel Adams” begins at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $15/adults, $12/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit

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.

North Central College’s 2010-2011 Sesquicentennial Fine & Performing Arts Season is supported by a generous grant from the Illinois Arts Council. USG Corporation and Navistar, Inc. are underwriting sponsors. 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).