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Goodbye and Thank You!!!

The following may be referred to as the Moonlight Jazz Swan song−Or is it Swing song? . . . Either way, it is with heavy hearts and much contemplation that we announce the official retirement of Rockford’s very own big band; the original, often imitated but never duplicated, Moonlight Jazz Orchestra. After 42 years and thousands of performances in the Stateline area, we've decided to end this wild ride on a high note.

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The Musicians of the Moonlight Jazz Orchestra

Get to know the members of the Moonlight Jazz Orchestra. Many of our musicians have been with us for more than a decade or two. Beyond playing with MJO many play with other popular bands around the area.

Saxophones

Amy McIntyre's picture
Instrument:
Alto Saxophone
Year Started:
2 011
Eric Archer's picture
Instrument:
Baritone Saxophone
Lynne Olson's picture
Instrument:
Alto Saxophone
Year Started:
2 000
Maurice Alberty's picture
Instrument:
Tenor Saxophone
Year Started:
1 985
Tony Vecchio's picture
Instrument:
Tenor Saxophone
Year Started:
1 989

Trumpets

Dan Southard's picture
Instrument:
Trumpet
Year Started:
1 984
Mark Nelson's picture
Instrument:
Trumpet
Mike Dzik's picture
Instrument:
Trumpet
Year Started:
1 980

Trombones

Curt Peterson's picture
Instrument:
Trombone
Year Started:
1 978
Todd Johnson's picture
Instrument:
Trombone
Year Started:
1 973

Rhythm

Dave Timmcke's picture
Instrument:
Bass
Rich Ross's picture
Instrument:
Guitar
Year Started:
2 008

Director

Kent Ecklor's picture
Instrument:
Director
Year Started:
1 989