Mark received his Bachelor's degree in Music Education from Stetson University in Florida and a Master's degree in Jazz Studies from Northern Illinois University.  He has been the guest soloist and clinician on several occasions.  While at NIU, he founded and directed the jazz band for the NIU Community School of the Arts and was a member of the acclaimed NIU Jazz Ensemble and was named best soloist in 2004 for the Skyway Jazz Festival.  Mark continues to play in several groups in the Chicagoland area and surrounding states.

Our Next Gig........

Sun. Sept 16, 2018


No Dances during summer Months.


See the "Gig Dates" page for upcoming performances

Our 25th Year of Big Band Dances in the Yorkville Area.


Yorkville Big Band Monthly 3rd Sunday dances from Sept. to May,

We are excited to be celebrating 26 years of big band dancing.


Yorkville American Legion, 9054 E. Veterans Pkwy (Rte. 34) Yorkville, Ill 60560

Dance Lesson with Patricia Ray, 6  to 7 pm. 21 piece Yorkville Big Band, 7 to 9:00pm. $10pp. Under 18, $5.

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Every Friday night 6:30pm


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