Jazz Coalition Big Band

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, 7 p.m.
E.B. Stillman Auditorium

Courtesy of a generous anonymous donor, this concert will be free and open to the public. Free-will donations to local/area human services organizations are encouraged and will be accepted at the door. A few suggestions are listed at the bottom of this page.

Founded in March of 2005, the Jazz Coalition Big Band contains some of North Iowa’s finest jazz musicians. Performing from their regular home of Mulligan’s Bar and Grill in Mason City, the band has developed a large following of jazz aficionados as well as fans exposed to jazz for the first time. With a performance library culled from the books of Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Oliver Nelson, Thad Jones, Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones, and others, the band seeks to expose music lovers to the finest big band jazz available. A priority for the band is to provide live jazz performances accessible to area students, so that the rich history of jazz will continue.

Free-will monetary or food donations accepted at the door.
During this season of giving, we urge you to help your fellow north Iowans in need with a financial gift or your volunteer time to one of our many area organizations that provide critical support. Here are a few suggestions (list is not comprehensive):

  • 43NorthIowa
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  • Clear Lake – Ventura Food Pantry
  • Community Kitchen of North Iowa
  • Crisis Intervention Service
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Northern Lights Alliance for the Homeless Shelters
  • One Vision
  • Salvation Army
  • United Way of North Central Iowa
  • YSS Frances Lauer


Jason Murray, Iowa Falls
Sam Bills, Mason City
Les Aldrich, Waterloo
Nate Sletten, Lake Mills
Jill Dobel, Mason City

Reed Peterson, Mason City
Mike McEniry, Mason City
Jeff Kirkpatrick, Osage
John Klemas, Mason City

Vocalist—Deb Hild, Clear Lake

Jim Vaux – Cedar Falls
Justin Smiley-Oyen – Mason City
Bruce Jolivette – Garner
Russ Kramer – Mason City

Rhythm Section:
Drums—Aaron Anderson, Mason City
Piano—Ken Schneider, Clear Lake
Bass—Mike Thompson, Mason City

Sound engineer—Rich Mock, Clear Lake