North Central's Jazz Faculty Concert Series continues Jan. 18

Submitted by North Central College
Updated 1/11/2019 1:29 PM

North Central College's Jazz Faculty Concert Series continues its 10th season after the winter break. The eight-concert series features various members of the internationally known faculty of the college's Jazz Studies program.

These concerts are copresented by Flashpoint Creative Arts, a nonprofit organization founded by vocalist Janice Borla and drummer Jack Mouse, promoting improvisation as an invaluable life skill and presenting innovative artistic and educational experiences meant to draw people into the improvisatory process.

To help further community engagement in the artistic process, Flashpoint Creative Arts has added an interactive "question/answer" session following each Jazz Faculty Concert to give audiences an opportunity to engage directly with the featured artists.

All concerts are presented at 8 p.m. Fridays in the Madden Theatre of Wentz Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave.:

• Jan. 18 with jazz saxophonist Mitch Paliga

• Feb. 22 with jazz vibraphonist Brad Stirtz

• March 8 with the North Central College Big Band, and guest artists trumpeter Art Davis and drummer Jack Mouse

• March 29 with bassist Kelly Sill and drummer Jack Mouse

• April 26 with jazz trombonist Tim Coffman

• May 17 with jazz pianist Chris White

Tickets for the concerts are $22, $17 for seniors and students. For tickets, call the North Central College box office at (630) 637-SHOW (7469) or visit

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