Hailey Niswanger (pronounced “NICE–wonger”), graduated in December of 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Jazz Performannce from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, on a full scholarship. Hailey has an impressive list of accomplishments that reach well beyond her years. Hailey has shared the stage with Esperanza Spalding, DeeDee Bridgewater, George Duke, Red Holloway, Terell Stafford, Phil Woods, James Moody, Steve Nelson, Christian McBride, McCoy Tyner, Maceo Parker, Wynton Marsalis, Ralph Peterson Jr., and other jazz greats. She leads her own quartet that has performed at the Northhampton Jazz Festival (2013) Saratoga Jazz Festival (2012, 2010), Red Clay Jazz Festival (2011), Salem Jazz Festival (2011), Beaches International Jazz Festival (2010), Elkhart Jazz Festival (2010), Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival (2009), Tri-C Jazz Festival (2009), The Blue Note Jazz Club, Jimmy Mak’s Jazz Club, other jazz venues around Portland, OR and the Northeast, and has given clinics to jazz students of all ages. Most recently, Hailey was a part of Esperanza Spalding’s Radio Music Society, traveling around the United States, Europe, Asia and Curaçao. Hailey has also appeared with the Ralph Peterson fo’tet and sextet, performing at the Pittsburg Jazz Festival (2013) and Smalls Jazz Club in New York City. Hailey is now a member of the Wolff & Clark Expedition, a band formed by Michael Wolff and Mike Clark. Hailey has also been a guest soloist with the Soul Rebels at Austin City Limits (2012), Java Jazz Festival (2013) and various venues around NYC. In December, Hailey recorded her 3rd album as a leader, PDX Soul, a new funk/soul jazz project recorded with Portland professionals, set to be released Summer 2014.