This “One-of-a-Kind Premier Event” features extraordinary jazz artists donating these one-time-only solo performances to support Mental Health Awareness and Domestic Abuse Shelters. These solos are each performed from their home studios across the country.

Proceeds for this event will directly benefit local non-profit organizations dedicated to serving those in need with Mental Health issues and Domestic abuse victims.

You can continue to donate until the end of December 1st. 

Never has the need been so great, never has the desire to help been so strong!

 Please enjoy this on-demand presentation below.

3 Ways to Offer Support:

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Purchase Book

Type “Rotary” in the note field for 20% Rotary Donation

Purchase Wine

Please Use Code: NRT20 for 10% off your wine purchase

Program Book

What better way to support two important causes than by enjoying an evening of jazz with a nice bottle of wine?

PLEASE USE CODE: NRT20 for 10% off your wine purchase.

We are grateful to local wine distributor and friend of The Rotary Club of Naperville, Elevage Wines & Spirits, for presenting us with an opportunity to raise funds supporting our event through wine sales. All proceeds will go towards supporting Mental Health & Awareness and Domestic Abuse Shelters. Elevage Wines & Spirits has connected us with the well-known Napa area winery Meyer Family Cellars who have graciously offered their wine to support our event.

Bonny Meyer

I will make a 20% donation to the Naperville Rotary when you purchase my book. There is a place to add a note below the book image on the purchase page. Write “Rotary” in that note field. If the book is a gift, you can also ask me to sign it to a particular person. All books will be signed.
After establishing and growing Silver Oak and the unexpected death of Justin, Bonny devoted her attention to addressing world environmental, social, and economic challenges by financially supporting social ventures. She has been acknowledged by Forbes Magazine and the financial industry as a pioneer of impact and regenerative investing.

After years of encouragement to write about their love affair, she decided to share the story of how she and Justin met, fell in love, and created a business and wines infused with their values and love for one another. Perfectly Paired just won a New York City Big Book literary award!

Join us for an evening of Jazz featuring
these world-renowned Jazz artists:

Biography

Vocalist Janice Borla’s recordings and performances have earned her consistently high praise for her beautiful sound, superb technique, adventurous repertoire, and imaginative vocal improvisations. She has been described as “a one-woman jazz tornado” (Jazz Times) and “a stunning singer with a lustrous voice and the technique, imagination and daring of the best improvising instrumentalists” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). She has performed with such artists as Clark Terry, Bunky Green, Bobby Watson, Terry Gibbs, Bobby Shew, and many more, and is a consistent nominee for the DownBeat Readers Poll.

Biography

Drummer Jack Mouse’s extensive professional career began at the age of 10. After graduating from college he spent three years as featured soloist touring and recording with the Falconaires, the official jazz ensemble of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has since performed with such outstanding jazz artists as Stan Kenton, Clark Terry, Herb Ellis, Joe Williams, James Moody, Randy Brecker, Billy Taylor, Kenny Burrell, Bob Mintzer, Sammy Nestico, Marc Johnson, Chuck Israels, Steve Rodby and a host of others.

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A masterful player, his recordings as a leader demonstrate his seasoned assurance in a diverse array of musical styles. His CD release Range of Motion, featuring his original compositions, ranked 5 weeks on the Jazz Week Top 50 Chart and 9 weeks on the CMJ Top 40 Chart, and his critially-acclaimed release Intimate Adversary praised for its “sheer musicality, radiant swing and utterly compelling creativity” (Amazon). He proves himself equally adept in the realm of free improvisation with his releases Snakeheads & Ladybugs, a set of duets with multi-instrumentalist Scott Robinson, and Three Story Sandbox, with Robinson and vocalist Janice Borla, selected as an “Editor’s Pick” by DownBeat Magazine. He is also a longstanding member of the Janice Borla Group and the Dan Haerle Trio, and can be heard on many of their recordings.

Mouse has presented clinics and workshops at festivals and educational institutions throughout the world. As a member of the Bunky Green Quartet, he was among the first musicians to introduce jazz education to the Montreux Jazz Festival. He is a staff artist/clinician for Yamaha Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Aquarian Drum Heads, and Vic Firth Drum Sticks.

In 2019 he was made a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Foundation in recognition of his work with young people with special needs.

Biography

Multi-instrumentalist and composer Scott Robinson is best known for his work on multiple saxophones but also performs on clarinet, alto clarinet, flute, trumpet, sarrusophone, and other, more obscure instruments. He has been heard with a vast array of jazz musicians, from Chet Baker and Lionel Hampton to Roscoe Mitchell, covering a range of styles from the traditional to the avant-garde.

Winner of the DownBeat Critics Poll and Jazz Journalists Association awards, he has appeared on more than 275 LP and CD releases, including twenty under his leadership. His collaborators on disc have included Frank Wess, Hank Jones, Joe Lovano, Ron Carter, and Bob Brookmeyer, and his all-tenor album Tenormore was named “#1 Best New Release of 201”9 by JazzTimes magazine. He has performed with the Grammy-winning Maria Schneider Orchestra for more than 30 years and is a member of Bob Mintzer’s Big Band and Mingus Dynasty.

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A staunch advocate for creative music around the world, Robinson was selected by the US State Department to be a Jazz Ambassador in 2001, completing an eight-week, eleven-country tour of West Africa. He has served as Artist-in-Residence at jazz festivals in Ancona, Italy and Aarhus, Denmark, and as Musical Host at the Louis Armstrong Festival in Hungary.

Since 2009 he has operated his record label, ScienSonic Laboratories, constructing a studio/laboratory containing a vast assortment of instruments and devices with which he has produced a number of adventurous recordings. He is a four-time recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Biography

Fareed Haque is a modern guitar virtuoso. Steeped in classical and jazz music traditions, his unique command of the guitar and different musical styles inspire his musical ventures with tradition and fearless innovation. Voted “Best World Guitarist” by Guitar Player Magazine, his musical output encompasses a diverse array of styles, from his Indian roots to Latin and jazz fusion to electronic music and jam band.

Haque has performed with a diverse range of musicians, including Joe Henderson, Herbie Mann, Paquito D’Rivera, Sting, Joe Lovano, Paul Motian, and Joe Zawinul. He has been featured on WTTW’s ArtBeat and Chicago Tonight, Ben Sidran’s New Visions, NBC’s Sunday Night with David Sanborn, and his own Lonesome Pines special for PBS, and was twice selected as Talent Deserving Wider Recognition in DownBeat Magazine.

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Since 2011, Haque has focused on his first loves, jazz guitar and classical guitar. He has been busy performing and recording with his trio featuring B3 virtuoso Tony Monaco, his own trio and quartet, and his world music group the Flat Earth Ensemble. He has served as artistic director of numerous jazz festivals and performed concerts in India, Europe, and China. Haque recently retired from 30 years at Northern Illinois University to accommodate extended tours with drum legend Billy Cobham’s Crosswinds Ensemble.

Recent releases include the critically-acclaimed Out of Nowhere, featuring drummer Billy Hart and bassist George Mraz and the Flat Earth Ensemble’s latest release Trance Hypothesis. His most recent release New Latin American Music for Guitar and String Quartet was chosen as a DownBeat Editor’s Pick.

Biography

Bassist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer Larry Gray has enjoyed a career spanning some four decades. Considered by many to be one of jazz music’s finest double bassists, his impressive versatility and uncommon musical curiosity keep him in demand as both a leader and sideman. Jazz Improv Magazine describes him as “a unique voice on the bass, full of musicality and inventive ideas.”

He has collaborated with a long list of many of the world’s most important jazz artists, including Jack DeJohnette, Bobby Hutcherson, Joe Williams, McCoy Tyner, Benny Golson, James Moody, Sonny Stitt, Larry Coryell, Kenny Burrell, Joe Pass, Clark Terry, J.J. Johnson, Steve Turre, George Coleman, Lee Konitz, Benny Green, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, and Gary Bartz, among many others. He has performed at venues around the globe, from jazz festivals in Umbria, Havana, Rio Sao Paulo, Monterey, Montreux, Detroit, and Chicago, to Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Hollywood Bowl, Village Vanguard, Blue Note (New York and Tokyo), Kennedy Center and the Ravinia Festival.

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Gray has five solo recordings to his credit, beginning with Solo + Quartet and most recently, Three Equals One. Among many projects as a collaborator or sideman, he appeared on five CDs during his twelve years as a member of the Ramsey Lewis Trio. Most recently he appears on the new recording on ECM, Jack DeJohnette-Made in Chicago, with Muhal Richard Abrams, Roscoe Mitchell, and Henry Threadgill.

A dedicated teacher, Gray is an Associate Professor of Jazz Studies at the University of Illinois School of Music at Urbana/Champaign, and active as a clinician at high school and colleges and festivals thought North America.

Biography

Pat Coil is an accomplished pianist, composer, producer, arranger, and highly respected studio musician.
His credits span the musical spectrum of jazz, R&B, pop, country, and gospel.

Touring Europe, Japan, South America, Canada, and the U.S., he tours with Michael McDonald and has previously toured with Carmen MeRae, Vince Gill, Woody Herman, and Larry Carlton. He has recorded with such exceptional artists as Natalie Cole, Nancy Wilson, Carmen McRae, Ernie Watts, Michael McDonald, Michael Feinstein, Kenny Rogers, Barry Manilow, and Woody Herman. He has performed or recorded with an array of jazz artists, including Clark Terry, Joe Williams, Bob Shepard, Brandon Fields, John Patitucci, Stan Getz, Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays, Danny Gottlieb, Mark Murphy, Robin Wilson, Marc Johnson, Eric Marienthal, Robin Ford, Grant Geissman, and Alphonze Mouzon.

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Coil continues to compose and produce original music, underscores, and musical projects which are heard worldwide in a variety of media. He taught jazz piano, improvisation, and combos at Middle Tennessee State University, and most recently served as Associate Professor of Jazz Studies at the University of North Texas. He is the founder of the Nashville Jazz Piano Guild and is currently working on his seventh solo album. His most recent solo projects are True North and Birdhouse.

Sponsors

Gold Presenting Sponsors

Silver Performance Sponsor

Bronze Performance Sponsor

Melody Maker Sponsors

Brand Bobosky, Past President
Alma and Greg Jones
Ed Channell, Past President

Jazz Tempo Sponsors

Mr. John Gallagher
Dr. Benny & Kim White
The O'Malley Family
Dr. Roger and Kathy Iliff

Featured Artistic Sponsor

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