Jazz At Wolfson Presents

Black and white photo of Sammy Figueroa

Mark Colby

Saxophone

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, Noon
Wolfson Campus Auditorium
300 N.E. Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132
Building 1, Room 1261

Mark Colby was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1949. His father was a professional drummer who played with Benny Goodman in the 1940s. Immersed in the sounds of the big bands enjoyed by his father, Colby’s dedication to pursuing a life in music was cemented at a young age.

Throughout his career, Colby has played in recording sessions and toured with Maynard Ferguson, Bob James, Frank Sinatra, and Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, among others. He has also played for Joe Williams, Clark Terry, Kurt Elling, Sarah Vaughn, Jaco Pastorious and Tony Bennett.

In 1999, Hallway Records released Colby’s Reunion (with Vince Maggio) followed by Tenor Reference in 2002, to glowing reviews and appreciative audiences. Colby’s latest recording, All or Nothing at All, was released on his own label in 2016.