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Collin College Hosts Texas All-Star Jazz Camp July 17-22

Collin College Hosts Texas All-Star Jazz Camp July 17-22

June 10, 2011 – Enrollment is still open for the 17th annual Texas All-Star Jazz Camp for students interested in performing with and learning from some of the best jazz musicians from across the country.

This year’s special guest artist is the critically-acclaimed trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis. The camp is from Sunday-Friday, July 17-22 at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano.

Students must be age 13 and up with at least one year experience on their instrument. Players on typical jazz band instruments including saxophones, trumpets, trombones, bass, piano, guitar and drums are encouraged to apply.

The Texas All-Star Jazz Camp will feature nightly concerts at 8 p.m., Sunday-Friday, July 17-21, in the Spring Creek Campus’ John Anthony Theatre. The concerts are free and open to the public. The Friday, July 22 concert is at 6 p.m. and feature all the student bands.

The Texas Al-Star Jazz Camp brings together more than 100 students and 20 faculty members, including Marsalis and professional artists and teachers who have performed with jazz legends such as Count Basie, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, Bob Mintzer, Buddy Rich and other big bands.

Marsalis has toured internationally with legendary jazz artists Art Blakey, Abdullah Ibrahim, Elvin Jones, Slide Hampton and Max Roach, as well as touring with his own modern jazz ensemble. During a tour with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, he was filmed as part of the Ken Burns documentary, Jazz. A mainstay on the New Orleans modern jazz scene, he has released four solo albums to critical acclaim, Pontius Pilate’s Decision, Musashi, Minions Dominion and Such Sweet Thunder.

Along with late trombone master J.J. Johnson, several music critics have labeled Marsalis as one of the freshest modern voices on the instrument to arrive in the 1990s.

Tuition and fees range from $265-$310.

Contact Kris Berg at 972.881.5108 or at to register or for more information.

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