"Revenge of the Rhythm Section" with Kelly Sill and Jack Mouse.
North Central College presents "Revenge of the Rhythm Section," featuring two members of the College's acclaimed jazz faculty, drummer Jack Mouse and bassist Kelly Sill. The performance will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, March 29, in North Central's Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Kelly Sill has been a mainstay of the Chicago jazz scene for more than 35 years. He has performed and recorded with a vast array of jazz artists, including Art Blakey, Joe Henderson, Art Farmer, Eddie Jefferson, Clark Terry, Cedar Walton, Herb Ellis, Woody Shaw, Hank Jones, Freddie Hubbard, Kenny Burrell, Barney Kessel, Chris Potter, Ernie Watts, Bob Mintzer, Mel Torme, Anita O'Day, Janice Borla, Jack Mouse, Jackie McLean, Joey DeFrancesco, Donald Byrd, Bobby Watson, Eddie Harris, Scott Hamilton, Victor Lewis, Clifford Jordan, Bucky Pizzarelli and many more. He has performed at the Chicago Jazz Festival, the Elkhart Jazz Festival, the Red Sea Jazz Festival, Thessaloniki Concert Hall in Greece and Symphony Center in Chicago.
By his late teens Jazz drummer Jack Mouse was already performing with such musical greats as Buddy Morrow and Red Norvo. After colllege he was featured soloist with the "Falconaires," the official jazz ensemble of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has since performed with a wide range of outstanding jazz artists, including Stan Kenton, Clark Terry, Herb Ellis, Joe Williams, James Moody, Randy Brecker, Bob Mintzer, Marc Johnson, Lou Marini, Dianne Reeves, Sheila Jordan, Jay Clayton, Karrin Allyson, Peter Eldridge, and many others. A longstanding member of the Janice Borla Group and the Dan Haerle Trio, he can be heard on several of their recordings.
A "Question/Answer" session will follow the concert.
This series is co-presented by Flashpoint Creative Arts, a nonprofit organization promoting improvisation as an invaluable life skill and presenting innovative artistic and educational experiences meant to draw people into the improvisatory process.