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Collin College Welcomes Jazz Fest 2013 Events

Denis DiBlasio

Denis DiBlasio

March 22, 2013 – Guest performers Denis DiBlasio, Stockton Helbing, and the hard swingin’ Texas Instruments Jazz Band will join Collin College jazz groups and school bands in a weekend of celebrating jazz at the 21st annual Collin College Jazz Fest April 5-6 at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Events open to the public are as follows:

April 5
8 p.m. at John Anthony Theatre
Award-winning Collin College Jaztet One will kick off Jazz Fest with guest performers Denis DiBlasio, Stockton Helbing, and the Texas Instruments Jazz Band.
$10 tickets available at the door
Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

April 6
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at John Anthony Theatre, Black Box Theatre, Conference Center
School jazz ensemble performances
Admission is free

8 p.m. at John Anthony Theatre
Festival Award Concert featuring Denis and Stockton, award-winning Jazz Lab Band, and Collin College’s Latin Jazz Ensemble. Individual and group awards will be presented as well as student scholarships.
$10 tickets available at the door
Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Stockton Helbing

Stockton Helbing

The weekend’s festival is open to all school jazz ensembles. Interested parties should contact Kris Berg at kberg@collin.edu for information about fees and requirements.

For more information about festival concerts, email kberg@collin.edu

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