World-renowned jazz artists, native Emporians return to Granada this Saturday | To free

The Emporia Gazette

Jack Mouse and Janice Borla, originally from Emporia, return to the Emporia Granada Theater at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 9 for a unique concert experience.

The evening features both the Jack Mouse Group – a fully instrumental set – followed by a set from the Janice Borla Group.

Mouse, a drummer, is well known for his work with a multitude of jazz luminaries, including Clark Terry, Stan Kenton, Randy Brecker and many more. Jazz singer Borla has performed with jazz icons such as Clark Terry, Charlie Haden and Terry Gibbs.

They are joined by a group of internationally renowned jazz artists, including special guest artist Blue Lou Marini, currently with James Taylor. Marini was featured in the iconic movie “The Blues Brothers” and is well known for his work with Blood, Sweat and Tears. He was also a longtime member of the Saturday Night Live Band.

Mike Steinel (trumpet) is another longtime Emporian known for his work with Ella Fitzgerald, Zoot Zims, the Chicago Jazz Quintet and many more. Fareed Haque (guitar) is famous for his work with Sting, Billy Cobham, Paquito D’Rivera and many others. Larry Gray (bass) is best known for his work with Ramsey Lewis, Jack DeJohnette, McCoy Tyner and others.

Tickets can be purchased at the Granada Emporia theater box office or online at

Ada J. Kenney