Columbia College Deep Dish Festival Includes Cory Henry Workshop, Performance

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Organist Cory Henry is set for a residency at Columbia College Chicago, which will coincide with the school’s Deep Dish Music Festival.

(Photo: Courtesy Columbia College Chicago)

Columbia College Chicago has its Deep Dish Music Festival set for March 9.

Coinciding with the event will be a residency by organist Cory Henry March 5-9. The Deep Dish Music Festival counts performers from Chicago-area high schools, focusing on popular music, as well as jazz.

The day begins with student performances and clinics headed by Columbia faculty adjudicators. Each school’s band also will attend a presentation in the digitally equipped 21st-century music lab. Naturally, deep dish pizza will be served for lunch. The afternoon concludes with a workshop presented by Henry, as well as his performance with the college’s Fusion Ensemble.

Trumpeter Russell Gunn will be in residency March 12-18 at the school and also will be performing with The Columbia College Jazz Ensemble at Chicago’s Jazz Showcase March 15-18, mixing r&b, soul, hip-hop and jazz. Expect more than just a few vocal features.

For more information about the upcoming festival, visit its registration page. And for more information on Columbia College’s music program, visit the school’s homepage. DB