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Jazz guitarist John McLean to play at North Central College


John McLean
Photo courtesy of NCC

Audience members will enjoy an evening of stellar jazz by a member of North Central College’s acclaimed music faculty when guitarist John McLean performs Sept. 14.

A native of Long Island, N.Y., McLean attended high school in Detroit where he began playing gigs at age 16. After moving to Boston—where he attended the Berklee College of Music—McLean headed to Florida to earn his master’s degree from the University of Miami in 1988. Before settling in Chicago to concentrate on his music, he taught in Nova Scotia for three years.

McLean has appeared on more than 20 recordings, including albums led by fellow Chicago musicians Terry Collier, Grazyna Auguscik, Patricia Barber and Janice Borla. He has made appearances at clubs and festivals throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, including performances with jazz greats such as Randy Brecker, Jane Ira Bloom, Kurt Elling and Jerry Granelli.  McLean’s most recent recording, “Better Angels,” is available on Origin Records. Visit johnmcleanmusic.com to learn more about the artist.

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“An Evening With Jazz Guitarist John McLean” begins at 8PM Fri., Sept. 14, in Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $20/adults and $15/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.


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North Central College
North Central Collegehttp://www.northcentralcollege.edu
Founded in 1861, North Central College is an independent, comprehensive college of the liberal arts and sciences that offers more than 55 undergraduate majors and graduate programming in six areas. Located in the Historic District of Naperville, Illinois—rated by Money magazine as among the nation’s “Best Places to Live”—North Central College is just 30 minutes from Chicago’s Loop. With more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students, North Central College is committed to academic excellence, a climate that emphasizes leadership, ethics, values and service, a curriculum that balances job-related knowledge with a liberal arts foundation and a caring environment with small classes. Visit northcentralcollege.edu to learn more.


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