Jack Mouse

COUNTRY United States      
GROUP JANICE BORLA GROUP      

Biography

Drummer Jack Mouse's extensive background began when, upon graduating from college, he spent three years as featured soloist 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, Carl Fontana, James Moody, Randy Brecker, Billy Taylor, and many more ...

As a member of the Janice Borla Group, Jack can be heard on Janice's CDs Lunar Octave (DMP) and Agents of Change (Blujazz). Also a member of the Dan Haerle Trio, he is heard on The Truth of the Matter (Seagull Records) and their new release Standard Procedure (Blujazz). Jack's multi-faceted career has been the subject of recent interviews in Modern Drummer and Jazz Improv magazines. In April, 2005 he was a featured artist during the first online Virtual Percussion Festival presented at the University of Manitoba by the ALIVE Project (Accessible Live Internet Video Education).

Currently an adjunct faculty member of the North Central College Jazz Studies Program, Jack has also served on the faculties of the American Conservatory of Music, Benedictine University, Saskatchewan School of the Arts, Clark Terry Great Plains Jazz Camp, National Stage Band Camps, Jamey Aebersold Combo-Improvisation Camps and Birch Creek Farm Academy for the Performing Arts. He has been a faculty artist member of the Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp since its founding in 1989. As a member of the Bunky Green Quartet, he was among the first musicians to introduce jazz education to the Montreux Jazz Festival.

Jack has presented clinics and workshops at jazz festivals, music conventions, colleges and high schools throughout the United States, and is now available to do clinics online through the ALIVE Project (Accessible Live Internet Video Education). He is a staff artist/clinician for Yamaha Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Aquarian Drum Heads and Vic Firth Drum Sticks.