Matthew Mullins is a 17-year-old junior at Normal Community West High School with a passion for music bordering on obsessive. He said he devours all types of music, but especially classic rock, blues, and jazz.
"I actually got into jazz in general from my teacher at Normal West, Mrs. (Sarah) Williams, who introduced me to jazz. And I had a deep appreciation for jazz around sixth grade. I listened to all the greats ... Bill Evans ... Dave Brubeck. Then I started expanding from there.