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WC Jazz Band Alumni Concert


April 28, 2018 - 7:30pm


Alkek Fine Arts Center
Weatherford College



Since the 1970s, the WC Jazz Band has been a recognized program for developing young talent. The program, under former directors, Duane Durrett and Tom Burchill, and current director, Cal Lewiston, is a training ground for young jazz students, many of whom have gone on to professional careers in music. WC Jazz Band students have made appearances at concert venues, festivals and contests across the United States, and the band was selected to appear in concert at the 1987 Montreux (Switzerland) Jazz Festival with jazz great and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie and his All-Star Orchestra. Many of these former students are expected to return for this concert and reunion. Former WC jazz students have worked with Ray Charles, Snarky Puppy, Miranda Lambert, Ray Price, Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Frank Foster, Toby Keith, Erykak Badu, God’s Property, Little Big Town, Roy Hargrove, and the list goes on.

   ​ Directed by Duane Durrett, Tom Burchill, and Cal Lewiston   FREE Admission