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Goodbye and Thank You!!!

The following may be referred to as the Moonlight Jazz Swan song−Or is it Swing song? . . . Either way, it is with heavy hearts and much contemplation that we announce the official retirement of Rockford’s very own big band; the original, often imitated but never duplicated, Moonlight Jazz Orchestra. After 42 years and thousands of performances in the Stateline area, we've decided to end this wild ride on a high note.

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Mike Dzik

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I wanted to play sax in the 5th grade but the school district wouldn't let me. I had to play a string instrument so I picked the Violin, played it one year until I could switch. We couldn't afford the sax and the trumpet was half the price, so here I am 42 years later.
Music guided me through many hard times throught out my life, it's just a joy to play and to meet and play withso many gifted musicians!


Year Started: 
1 980
Additional Bands: 
The Bill Engberg Orchestrs Jack Farina Bigband Rock Valley College Bigband Jodi Beach Trio as a special guest After Five Jazz ,Thom Fishe as a special guest
Saturday, October 21, 1961