Prior to his presentation on The Sound and the Symbol, Joliet Rotarian Dr. Robert Kase, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Saint Francis partnered with guitarist Jeff Jaskowiak, USF Director of Digital Audio and Recording Arts to provide great music throughout the meeting.  (Click here to see the Powerpoint presentation.)

A lifetime educator, Kase is also an international trumpet artist that has heralded high acclaims from around the world. His performances have taken him on solo tours of Sweden, Norway, England, Germany, France, Russia, Switzerland, Canada, and across the USA.


As a recording artist Kase has performed on more than 200 recording projects including four solo jazz recordings with his own quintet. He appears regularly at International Jazz Festivals and as trumpet soloist with symphony orchestras and concert bands