Mark Colby

Mark has performed with Gerry Mulligan, Jaco Pastorius, Frank Sinatra, Maynard Ferguson, Bob James, Charlie Haden and Mose Allison. He is a first call studio musician, and has played on over 2,000 commercials in the competitive Chicago market. He has been a jazz faculty member at DePaul University since 1983, as well as Elmhurst College. Currently, he is performing as a guest soloist and clinician/ adjudicator at high schools and colleges throughout the United States representing the Selmer Company.

I've been listenting to Mark Colby for twenty years, and I've seen him grow into a master of the saxophone and master of the music he plays.” ~Stan Getz

“Mark was a great asset to our event, providing incisive comments and excellent clinic work. He has an uncanny ability to lock in with both youngsters and adults.” ~Dr. John Harding, Director of Jazz Studies University of North Carolina

“A brilliant saxophone soloist in the virtuoso range.” ~John Wilson, The New York Times

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Upcoming Shows

Date Detail Price
May30Thu
Eric Hochberg Trio
Catch 35
Chicago, IL

Discography

Reflections

Reflections

Origin Records
2009

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Speaking of Stan

Speaking of Stan

Hallway Records
2006

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Speaking of Stan

Speaking of Stan

Hallway Records
2005

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Tenor Reference

Tenor Reference

Hallway Records
2002

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Reunion

W.E.R.F.
1999

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Mango Tango

W.E.R.F.
1990

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