June 16 @ 7:15 pm - 10:30 pm| Free – $10.00
Mark Tonelli is an internationally-renowned musician and educator based in Decatur, Illinois. He is associate professor of music and coordinator of Guitar Studies in the School of Music at Millikin University, where he teaches applied guitar, guitar ensemble, and arts entrepreneurship. Mark is a recipient of Millikin’s Artistic Achievement Award and has been a Road Scholar for Illinois Humanities, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, He was also a Fulbright Scholar in Brazil.
Mark has enjoyed a career performing with a wide variety of artists: American Idols Clay Aiken and Phil Stacey; Broadway legends Rita Moreno and Carol Channing; rock icons The Platters and Greg Bissonette; crooners Bobby Rydell and Al Martino; jazz musicians Jon Faddis and Ed Soph; European piano star Marina Arsenijevic; and YouTube sensation Lexi Walker. He has been seen on Fox News and in the Emmy-nominated PBS special Marina At West Point.
Mark had residencies in three major music hubs— New York City, Dallas, and Kansas City. In NY, he performed at NYC’s 55 Bar, Cornelia St. Cafe, and St. Peter’s Church; in the Dallas area, at Sambuca, The Ft. Worth Jazz Festival, The Dallas Museum of Art, and a two-year weekly residency at My Martini in Arlington; and in Kansas City he has performed at Green Lady Lounge, Blue Room, and The Art Factory. Mark’s group has released three critically-acclaimed CD’s on the MTonal Music label. The group performs music in various streams: Marks’ award-winning original compositions; rock pieces by David Bowie, Queen, and Tom Petty that make unlikely but compelling jazz arrangements; Italian pop songs from the last several decades re-imagined for jazz small group; and hidden gems from Brazil.
Tickets are non-refundable. No DSLR, point-and-shoot, or other digital/film cameras permitted (mobile phones are ok) unless credentialed in advance.
Doors: 7:15 pm (There is no admittance until this time)
Lucille’s is a cozy venue with clean sight lines & good sound featuring Jazz, Blues & Latin acts, plus eats. Founded in 2021, Lucille’s is a publicly accessible jazz lounge which is located inside TolHouse, a private, Members-only social club designed for the city-dwelling creative and entrepreneurial class.