Texas A&M University-Kingsville

23rd Annual Jazz Bash takes the stage of Jones Auditorium Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m.

KINGSVILLE - November 09, 2006

Contact: Jason Marton
jason.marton@tamuk.edu or 361-593-4143

JAzz Band
(Above) Jazz Band I, one of the A&M-Kingsville
groups performing in the 23rd annual Jazz Bash.

KINGSVILLE (November 9, 2006) — The music department at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will host its 23rd annual Jazz Bash at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, at Jones Auditorium, free to the public

The Jazz Bash is the university’s annual fall jazz concert always held the Tuesday before Thanksgiving to get the holidays started on the right note. It serves as a showcase for the talents of the university’s award-winning jazz groups, including Jazz Band I, selected in 2004 as the outstanding college big band in the United States and Canada by DownBeat Magazine.

Groups performing are as follows, in order of appearance: The Jazz Singers, directed by Dr. Noël Archambeault, assistant professor of voice and director of choral activities; Vox, directed by Archambeault; Jazz Band III, directed by James Warth, assistant professor of music; Jazz Band II, directed by Warth; and Jazz Band I, directed by Dr. Paul Hageman, Regents Professor and chair of the music department.

The show will feature a wide variety of jazz over two hours, including standards, swing, Latin jazz, fusion and more. Some of the songs on the program include “My Favorite Things,” “West Side Story Medley,” “Yesterday,” “Proud Mary” and “September.”

One of the largest university jazz programs in the state and the southern United States, Texas A&M-Kingsville jazz groups have performed in venues across the nation from Colorado to New Orleans to Mobile, Ala. Students performing in the jazz groups come from all over the university, with majors ranging from music to engineering and from business to education.          

For more information on the 23rd annual Jazz Bash, call 361-593-2803.

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