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Hailey Niswanger

Way Out West – The Hailey Niswanger Quartet – Hawaii 2 (#6)

Rob Hayes, VP of external affairs, reports from the HNQ’s recording session.

The time has flown by here.  The band has been recording at the Steelgrass Farm Studio, and has eight to ten strong tracks in the can.  Producer and Berklee Professor Stephen Webber is thrilled with the band’s sound, and how fast and unerringly they work.  They’ve been having a great time.  They’ve even snuck out for an ocean swim a few times!

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Way Out West – The Hailey Niswanger Quartet on Tour (#5)

And now … Hawaii

Berklee is a truly entrepreneurial place. A school that started in 1945, in Lawrence Berk’s teaching studio, with a big idea and a lot of heart, has somehow hung onto the notion that if you can extend yourself to bring music to the people, and do some good in the process, they will respond in kind.

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Way Out West – The Hailey Niswanger Quartet on Tour (#4)

Having successfully re-entered the land of the Red, White and Blue – there was a bad moment at U.S. Customs with an officer who seemed to be making things hard for our pianist Takeshi, who is Japanese – we smoothly rolled for five hours through Washington’s gorgeous Olympic Peninsula, enroute to Hailey’s hometown, Portland, Oregon.

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Way Out West – The Hailey Niswanger Quartet on Tour (#3)

Hailey Niswanger of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute writes in from her international summer tour.

The HNQ has just landed in Kaua’i and we are so excited to be here. Friday night’s gig at Jimmy Mak’s was a huge success. The first set was completely full, with many familiar faces of friends and family. It is always a pleasure to play in my hometown of Portland, Oregon, the support from my friends, family and fans is incredible. I was so happy to see my best and closest friends there.

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Way Out West – The Hailey Niswanger Quartet on Tour (#2)

Rising jazz star Hailey Niswanger, part of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, is touring North America this summer with her quartet. She wrote in from the Pacific Northwest. . .where there was apparently some sort of game recently played on ice.

Berklee College of Music’s West Coast tour is currently underway with the Hailey Niswanger Quartet. This exciting group is featuring myself on Alto and Soprano saxophones, Takeshi Ohbayashi on piano, Aaron Darrell on bass, and Mark Whitfield Jr. on drums.

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