Lake Norman Jazz Celebration

The Lake Norman Big Band is excited to announce that the 2022 Jazz Celebration Concert will be held at 7:00 PM on Saturday, April 23rd in the Family Life Center of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church at 454 Fieldstone Rd. Mooresville, NC.


This year’s featured guest artist is Mike Tomaro. He has been the Director of the Jazz Studies Program at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA since 1997. This saxophonist, prolific composer, arranger, author, and educator earned his B.S. degree in Music Edu­cation from Duquesne University and his M.A. degree in Saxophone Perfor­mance from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. Prior to his appointment at Duquesne, he lived in the Washington, D.C. area for seventeen years as a member of the Army Blues Jazz Ensemble, a unit of the prestigious “Pershing’s Own” U.S. Army Band. While a member of this group, he served as its Enlisted Musical Director and performed for Presidents Reagan, Bush and Clinton as well as heads of state from around the world. For more information, please go to www.miketomaro.com.


The concert will feature Tomaro’s original compositions/arrangements as well as music from the TLNBB library. Admission to the concert is free. Donations to support TLNBB’s musical programming and the youth ministry of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church are requested.

The Lake Norman Big Band, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable musical arts organization, is the premier big band in the greater Lake Norman area. Since its formation in 1998, the band has performed at numerous Lake Norman and Charlotte area community events including charities, churches, festivals, non-profit organizations, clubs, fund raisers, veteran’s groups, corporate celebrations, etc. The Lake Norman Big Band's musical home is the Wobbly Butt Tap Room & Eatery in the New Victory Lanes Family Entertainment Center in Mooresville. Dinner jazz shows with dancing are held on the third Monday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.