Jazz Fest 2020
An entertaining and educational weekend of outstanding jazz that will bring together top professional artists, clinicians and hundreds of college, high school, and junior high musicians for clinics, competitions and great performances.
Come to the finest performing venue in Central Texas, the Mary Alice Marshall Performing Arts Center , on the campus of Temple College, and catch the excitement!
Carl Saunders has performed with countless show bands, including lead trumpet with Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennet and Frank Sinatra. Saunders also traveled as a lead player with Paul Anka and Robert Goulet, and with such bandleaders as Si Zentner, Harry James, Maynard Ferguson, Benny Goodman and Charlie Barnet. [ read more ]
Wycliffe Gordon tours regularly with his own quintet, headlining at legendary jazz venues and performing arts centers throughout the world. He is a former veteran member of the Wynton Marsalis Septet, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and has been a featured guest artist on Billy Taylor’s “Jazz at the Kennedy Center” Series. [ read more ]