A crowd at Delavan’s Phoenix Park Bandshell enjoyed an afternoon of jazz music on a beautiful Saturday afternoon (June 6) with performances by the DDHS Jazz Ensemble, DDHS Jazz Lab Band, DDHS Lydian Choir, and Phoenix Middle School Jazz Ensemble.
Leading up to Saturday’s Jazz In The Park event, the groups had worked with with this year’s guest artist/clinician Mark Colby, an accomplished jazz saxophonist.
Colby has played and in some cases toured with such varied luminaries as Frank Sinatra, Jaco Pastorius, Mose Allison, Joe Williams and Charlie Haden. Currently he is performing as a guest soloist and clinician/adjudicator at middle schools, high schools and colleges throughout the United States and Europe, representing Selmer Paris Saxophones and Vandoren reeds.
The free concert was sponsored and supported by the Delavan-Darien Friends of the Visual and Performing Arts.
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Photos by DDHS Principal Mike Kolff.