Kingwood Jazz Festival Featuring Randy Brecker
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The Kingwood Musical Arts Society announced today that Grammy award winning artist Randy Brecker will be the featured guest artist performing with the Kingwood Big Band at the first annual Kingwood Jazz Festival to be held at the Lone Star College Kingwood campus on May 4, 2013.
Randy Brecker has been shaping the sound of Jazz, R&B and Rock for more than four decades. His trumpet and flugelhorn performances have graced hundreds of albums by a wide range of artists from James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen and Parliament-Funkadelic to Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, David Sanborn, Jaco Pastorius, Horace Silver and Frank Zappa.
“Whether you’re a jazz fan or not, this concert will be great entertainment”, said KMAS Chairman, Don Pagel. “Randy is a true entertainer and it is an honor to have him with us for this Jazz Festival”.
Area High School jazz ensembles will be performing during the day getting feedback from expert clinicians followed by an opportunity to get feedback from Randy Brecker. Finally, Mr. Brecker will perform with the Kingwood Big Band at 7:30 at the Student Conference Center on the campus of Lone Star College Kingwood, 20000 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood, TX. 77339.
More information and ticket purchases can be found at www.KingwoodMusicalArts.org.
Kingwood Musical Arts Society – In its 24th season, the Kingwood Musical Arts Society (“KMAS”) supports two community performing groups (the Kingwood Big Band and the Kingwood Chorale and Chamber Orchestra) in partnership with Lone Star College Kingwood. The Society also sponsors performances of professional artists and groups to fulfill its mission to enrich the cultural arts in the community.
Kingwood Big Band – The Kingwood Big Band is an 18-piece jazz orchestra playing era music from the 1940’s through contemporary Jazz of the last few decades. The band has performed both locally and internationally with performances in Italy and Switzerland culminating in performances at the prestigious Montreaux International Jazz Festival in 2007.
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