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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

Suite!

Label: JMOOD* RECORDS
Released: 2020
Track listing: Disc 1 — In the Wake of Poseidon; Sunset Breeze; A Message for a World to Come; Too Young to Go Steady; Suite!; Circles of Existence. Disc 2 (End of a) Summertime; Perfect Peace; (You’re My Everything) Yes I Am!; Love Creation; One with the Sun; Never Let Me Go; Chicago Nights; The Island of Nowhere; Imagine; Audio Notebook.

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Sun Stone

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Label: JMOOD* RECORDS
Released: 2019
Duration: 11:00

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Sunset Breeze

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Label: JMOOD* RECORDS
Released: 2019
Duration: 10:36

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Roberto Magris: Suite!

Read "Suite!" reviewed by Jack Bowers

When appraising a new recording by Roberto Magris, Rule No. 1 is always to expect the unexpected. On eighteen previous albums, the Italian-born pianist has produced tributes to Lee Morgan, Elmo Hope and Cannonball Adderley, welcomed guest artists Herb Geller, Sam Reed and Ira Sullivan, and led groups ranging from trio to septet, all for Kansas ...

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Roberto Magris: Suite!

Read "Suite!" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Italian pianist/composer Roberto Magris could not have anticipated the urgent need for a positive message when he recorded Suite! in 2018. The newly released double album reflects Magris' belief that a better world is coming and his certainty is conveyed in a sprawling program of poetry, original compositions, and some surprising covers. He has recorded as ...

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Roberto Magris Sextet: Sun Stone

Read "Sun Stone" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Roberto Magris, the prolific Italian pianist who spends a lot of his time in America, has recorded with several different types of groups in his career. This is his first outing with a new straight--ahead sextet that includes Chicago legend Ira Sullivan on alto and soprano saxophones and flute, and it is a strong one.

Sun Stone

Label: JMOOD* RECORDS
Released: 2019
Track listing: Sun Stone; Innamorati a Milano; Planet of Love; Maliblues; Beauty Is Forever; Look at the Stars; Sun Stone II.

Suite!

Label: JMOOD* RECORDS
Released: 2019
Track listing: Disc 1: In The Wake of Poseidon; Sunset Breeze; A Message For A world To Come; Too Yung To Go Steady; Suite!; Circles Of Existence. Disc 2: (End Of A) Summertime; Perfect Peace; (You're My Everything) Yes I Am!; Love Creation; One With The Sun; Never Let me Go; Chicago Nights; The Island Of Nowhere; Imagine; Audio Notebook by Paul Collins.

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Roberto Magris Sextet: Sun Stone

Read "Sun Stone" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Italian-born pianist Roberto Magris likes to change things up. He can be seen and heard leading groups from trio to octet and beyond, and meshing quite comfortably into groups of all shapes and sizes. On Sun Stone, his fifteenth recording for JMood Records, Magris fronts an admirable sextet whose front-line includes the venerable Ira Sullivan on ...


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