MIKE FIORINO (Electric bass) A free-lance musician for over 35 years, performing locally with such notables as Judy Roberts and the Sabre Room house band. Has performed with artists as varied as Clark Terry, Bill Holman, the Smothers Brothers, Joel Grey, and many more. Has recorded numerous radio and TV spots, performs with various other local groups and has released three solo CD's of original material.
MARK MCKENZIE (Guitar) A charter member of the Jazz Consortium Big Band and University of Illinois alumnus. Performs on both electric and classical guitar. Has played for musical theater productions, various chamber ensembles, and the Harper Symphony Orchestra and the Symphonic Pops Orchestra of Chicago. Is active with church music ministry at SS. Peter & Paul in Cary and the McKenzie Duo flute-and-guitar ensemble.
KENT NICHOLSON (Drums) Has performed with artists including Randy Brecker, Lou Marini, Marvin Stamm, Rob Parton, Tammy McCann and Mike Tomaro. Also performs as a freelance drummer and percussionist with groups
including the Vern Spevac, Jazz Community, Grandstand, Reunion and Pete Ellman big bands. Has written a number of original compositions and arrangements for the Jazz Consortium, other jazz bands, and wind ensemble.
TOM SCHRICKEL (Keyboard) Another charter member of the Jazz Consortium Big Band. Played in the University of Illinois jazz program while earning a degree in mathematics, also receiving a graduate degree at the University of Chicago. Performs in both jazz and classical idioms, most recently as pianist in Minneapolis' Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra's performances of Elementals by Dave Brubeck for jazz combo and symphony orchestra..