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March 5: University Jazz Mavericks Concert Featuring Guest Artist David Halliday

Concert is in Halling Recital Hall.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Music News release, 2-7-2020

MANKATO, Minn. – The Minnesota State University, Mankato jazz Maverick big band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5 in Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts, 320 Maywood Avenue. The group is directed by Douglas Snapp, director of jazz studies.

The concert features saxophonist David Halliday. Halliday’s musical persona is characterized by passionate enthusiasm, whether performing, composing, arranging, producing or educating. Halliday has performed with a wide variety of top artists, including Jeff Coffin, Kurt Elling, Ben Folds, The Four Tops, Wynton Marsalis, among others. His performance travels include 46 of the 50 United States as well as eight European countries, Cuba, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

An avid composer and arranger, Halliday’s original compositions have aired in 24 countries worldwide and on numerous American networks such as CBS, ESPN, Fox Sports, HBO, MLB Network, NFL Network, Showtime and many more.

He has performed on the soundtracks of a wide variety of television shows, music videos and DVDs including Josh Groban’s “Awake Live,” “Saturday Night Live” (NBC) and commercials for Corona Light, Subway, Meadow Gold, and many more.

Concert admission is $9 for general admission and $7 for K-12 students and children. University students are admitted free with a valid MavCARD. Advance purchase is strongly encouraged. Those who wish to purchase tickets online should go to

For more information, call the Performance Series office, (507) 389-5549.

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