Hallway Records Festival Set To Begin In Chicago

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The second annual Hallway Records Jazz Festival will be held at Chicago’s Jazz Showcase from Feb. 14-17. Tenor saxophonist Mark Colby will highlight this year’s festival with the release of his album Tenor Reference, recorded live at the Jazz Showcase. A faculty member at DePaul University, Colby has performed with such legendary artists as Gerry Mulligan, Jaco Pastorius, Frank Sinatra, Maynard Ferguson and Charlie Haden.

Like Colby, all Hallway artists are influential in fostering jazz education. The label represents artists who share their talents with people of all ages.

Among the artists showcased at this year’s festival; Scott Hall leads the Columbia College Faculty Jazz Quintet featuring an All-Star group Thursday night, Friday delivers the Nick Bisesi Quartet and headlining Saturday, Diane Delin’s Quartet with strings feature their new release Talking Stick (Blujazz).

Admission to the concerts is $15 ($10 for students). For additional information, contact Hallway Records at (773) 292-1891, or go to http://www.jazz-showcase.com.



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