Jack Mitchell Big Band
The Jack Mitchell Big Band was formed in the 1990's by Jack Mitchell, a drummer for a number of years in big bands from the Chicago area. Jack retired from the band in 2009, having played in big bands for over 69 years. Currently the band is managed by Ron Thurston and directed by Bill Punch. The band continues to perform in the Northwest Arkansas area, featuring a variety of Big Band music, including swing, pop, ballads, show tunes, rock and other styles of music arranged for big band performances. The band consists of 15 local musicians and features Susan Wizer as vocalist and Keith Wood as trumpet soloist.