Charlotte’s Web promises a hot night of cool jazz

Charlotte’s Web promises a hot night of cool jazz


Jazz saxophonist Mark Colby will appear in the Sinnissippi Summer Series, sponsored by Charlotte’s Web for the Performing Arts, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 27. This free performance will be held in the Sinnissippi Park Music Shell, 1401 N. Second St. in Rockford.

Colby has performed with Frank Sinatra, Gerry Mulligan, Maynard Ferguson, Jaco Pastorius, Bob James, Charlie Haden, Mose Allison and most recently with the Rock Valley Jazz Ensemble. A jazz faculty member at DePaul University for nearly two decades, he also teaches at Elmhurst College and at high school and college clinics across the country. Colby is a top-rated studio musician, heard in more than 2,000 commercials in the Chicago market.

For this concert, entitled “Tenor Reference,” Colby will be joined by Steve Million on piano, Scott Hall on trumpet, Bob Rummage on drums and Kelly Sill, bass. Colby has two recordings on Columbia, and his most recent is on the Hallway Records label, founded by Rockton native and musician Hall.

The Charlotte’s Web Sinnissippi Summer Series is co-sponsored by the Rockford Park District and WNIJ-Radio. This performance is also co-sponsored by Hallway Records.

The Sinnissippi Park Music Shell welcomes guests with disabilities. An assistive listening system is available for persons who are hard of hearing. To reserve a personal receiver and headset, or for assistance and information on accessibility, call 987-1600 (voice or TTY); 48-hour notice is required.

For more information, contact Charlotte’s Web at 964-2238, or visit Rain relocations for the Charlotte’s Web Summer Series are announced daily after 2:30 p.m. Charlotte’s Web for the Performing Arts is partially funded by grants from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, the Rockford Area Arts Council with the city of Rockford, and by contributions.

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