The 33rd Annual Jazz Bash is a concert held by the Music Department of Texas A & M University – Kingsville and will be held on Tuesday Nov. 22 in Jones Auditorium. This is a free concert to kick off the holidays with friends and family.
This year’s Bash will feature three Jazz Ensembles conducted by their respective directors. The Latin Jazz Ensemble by Glynn Garcia, Jazz Band III by Dr. Kyle Millsap, Jazz Band II by Dr. James Warth and Jazz Band I by Dr. Paul Hageman.
Jazz is a type of music that has had major influences in other types of genres. It is a toe-tapping get up and dance type of music that has people feeling a certain jive.
The music performed at this Annual Jazz Bash will have a variety of styling including swing, ballad, rock, Latin and many other fusions.
“I’m excited about the Jazz Bash,” said James Warth, Associate Professor of both Saxophone and Jazz. “Each year the concert serves to signal the beginning of the holiday season.”
With the holiday season fast approaching it good to have a long standing tradition signal us to cooler weather and great food.Besides great music and the concert helps put the campus in the holiday mood.
“This concert represents the culmination of all of our students’ work during the fall semester,” said Paul Hageman, Chair of the Music Department and Director of Jazz Studies.
With music majors, students having to learn multiple pieces of music and have to deal with other responsibilities it is great to see the talent and drive they have to put this concert together.
With pieces that include Sao Paulo, Fun Time, and Samba De Orphee everyone is guaranteed to have a good time. With an audience projection of about 200 – 300 people it’s sure to be a packed house.
For more information you may call Dr. Paul Hageman at 361-593 2803