Jazz at The Comedy Arena is a monthly series that is jam packed with jazz. This month features one of the most prominent jazz quintets in DFW, The Mike Steinel Quintet featuring Rosana Eckert. Mike Steinel is an internationally recognized jazz educator and the author of the highly acclaimed Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble and Building a Jazz Vocabulary. He has performed throughout the US, Canada and in Europe, recorded with the Frank Mantooth Orchestra, the Chicago Jazz Quintet, and performed with Ella Fitzgerald, Clark Terry, Don Ellis, Bill Evans, Zoot Sims, Jerry Bergonzi, and others. Every Jazz at The Comedy Arena not only includes amazing headliners but also features student lead jazz groups in the downstairs lounge as well as comedic talent from The Comedy Arena and is supported in part by The McKinney Arts Commission.
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