Mark picked up the guitar and started taking lessons at an early age. His interest in jazz and big band music began while studying engineering in college. After graduating, he studied jazz guitar with notable Chicago area guitar instructors Frank Dawson, David Pitts and Rob Curtis. He joined the Yorkville Big Band in 1998. Outside of his rhythm responsibilities in the big band, Mark enjoys playing in small group settings whenever the opportunity arises. He also pursues audio engineering interests and has recorded CDs for local groups including the Yorkville Big Band, Seymour’s Big Band and The Jay Witcher Orchestra.

Our Next Gig........

Sun. Jan 19th 2020


Yorkville American Legion

6pm - Dance Lesson

7-9pm - YBB Plays



See the "Gig Dates" page for upcoming performances

Our 26th 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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