Jazz Pianist Extrordanaire
Jack originally hails from Staunton, Illinois, a bedrock of St. Louis style jazz and blues. Jack started his career in several bands and played many gigs while a Biliken in St. Louis. Over the years during his travels east and throughout the midwest, he honed his unique style of jazz. Jack's other passion, the law, was a natural outgrowth of his meticulous passion for detail in his music. No matter how you analyze it, Jack combines creativity with a subtle irreverance that yields a style of jazz that is distinctly "Jack." His break out hit, "Solemn Socks" came mid-career during a retooling R&R session in Martha's Vineyard. He created and toured with the big band "Sounds of Swing" before evolving to his current solo career. His latest release "Live from Tara Hill" is sure to be a chart topper. Enjoy.
MAHOTA John M. "Jack" Mahota, age 73, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2011. As a Columbus attorney since 1973, he will be remembered by the legal community for his strong passion for the law and his constant desire to do the right thing. He will be remembered by friends and family for his gentleness, loving and caring ways, and selflessness. Survived by his loving wife, Mary C. (Mary Kay); sons, Mike (Tina) and Tim (Patti); daughter, Kristen; and five grandchildren. Private family services have been held. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the American Heart Association , Helping Hands Center, or Legal Aid Society of Columbus. Jack, you are intensely loved and missed.
PUBLISHED IN THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH ON DECEMBER 4, 2011
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