Free Jazz Appreciation Month concert at COM

Savor the sounds of bebop and big band during “An Evening of Jazz,” a free concert April 18 at 6 p.m. at the Texas City High School Auditorium, 1431 Ninth Avenue N.

Performers include the College of the Mainland Jazz Ensemble, directed by Sparky Koerner; the Texas City High School Jazz Band, directed by David Richard; and the Blocker Middle School Jazz Band, directed by Troy Eads.

Vocalist Kathy Kosins, an award-winning songwriter and record producer, will be the guest artist. Kosins will perform jazz standards from the American Song Book such as Cole Porter’s “Love for Sale” plus her original song “I Was There.”

Kosin recently toured Russia and performed at the Jazz Education Network Conference in San Diego.

For more information contact Sparky Koerner at skoerner@com.edu or 409-933-8347. 

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