Meet Mark

Meet Music Man Mark Mrozek. Music Man Mark makes music. Many Milwaukee musicians merrily magnify Mark’s musical might. You will too! Just check out his awesome website! JJPlays is delighted to add another fabulous pianist to the Milwaukee Pianists Page. Read a brief bio about Mark on his bio page,  or visit his website to get […]






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a cappella, or cappella?

Why go a cappella (in the chapel style, or as we know it today, without accompaniment), when you can GO CAPPELLA?? I’m referring to Ryan Cappleman, the latest addition to JJPlays.com. Ryan’s very surname has a rich musical history*. I’ve known Ryan for sometime now, ever since I met him at UW- Milwaukee. He’s a […]






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Compositions?

SATISFIED (link to the song) Admittedly, I haven’t done a lot of composing, but I decided to start posting the few things I have done. This is a setting of Mary Baker Eddy’s text “Satisfied”, performed by Sue Holmes at the Cedarburg Christian Science Church, where I was the organist for 11 years, one of my […]






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New Video

I’m pleased to say that I added 6 new videos to the Random Audio and Video Samples page at JJPlays.com from a recital that I played with Jacquelynne Fontaine in Rolling Hills Estates at the beautiful Rolling Hills Methodist Church. You can watch all 6 of them directly on the above link (the samples page), […]






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Bella voce, bella donna!

Recently, I had the pleasure and privilege of accompanying the radiant Jacquelynne Fontaine (former Miss California and Carlotta in the production of Phantom with which I am currently on the road) in a recital at Rolling Hills United Methodist Church. I’m hoping to put some of the recital up soon, but for now I have added […]






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Bad Jokes, Lord I Love ’em!

Bad Jokes – can’t get enough of ’em!! And this might truly be the worst of the worst. And, of course, therefore, my favorite. I just added this video to the Jokes from the John page.  You can watch it there, or just check it out here on the post. I wish the sound quality […]






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Ring Dem Bells

I was taking a little trip down memory lane recently and I was inspired to put up a couple of videos from the notorious, banned-in-Europe, infamous, THINGS THAT GO DING cabaret. Playing with Mike Lorenz and Ray Jivoff. Truly, in the world of gigging, it doesn’t get much better than this. Scroll down a bit […]






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Tunes on Tuesday

Not JUST Tunes on Tuesday, but Tillen Tunes on Tuesday! Paula Foley Tillen, one of Milwaukee’s most sought after pianists and composers, has a NEW WEBSITE where you can purchase all of her amazing music. Check it out, and listen to some exquisite music-making by the Milwaukee Choral Artists. Five minutes of sheer beauty.






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And All That Jazz

Please welcome the latest addition to JJPlays: Mr. Alex Chilsen! Alex comes by way of the excellent UW music system. It seems that he’s done a lot of jazz gigs, arranging, some cruise ships, and the Kids from Wisconsin! Is that right, Alex? You can hear some great excerpts of his playing on YouTube — […]






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