MEDIA ALERT
 
DATE:  February 25, 2004
CONTACT: Dr. Jim Rennier, Music Department Chair, (361) 825-5523; Melissa Goonan, Public Affairs, (361) 825-2337

United StatesAir Force Dimensions in Blue Jazz Ensemble to Perform at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
 
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Department of Music will host a concert by Dimensions in Blue, the jazz ensemble from the United States Air Force Band of the West, on Thursday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Center Lone Star Ballroom.The performance is free of charge and open to the public.

This group performs a wide variety of music, ranging from the classics of Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Woody Herman, to the more contemporary sounds of Rob McConnell, Bob Mintzer and Frank Mantooth. The band can also recreate the look and sound of the 1940s Glenn Miller Army Air Corps Jazz Band. Dimensions in Blue is a faithful reproduction of the World War II era when big jazz bands were all the rage.
 
This ensemble performs in high schools, colleges and media-sponsored tours throughout Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Louisiana. They have been featured performers at the Texas Jazz Festival, the Texas Bandmasters Association Convention, the International Association of Jazz Educators Convention, the Corpus Christi Jazz Festival, the Galveston Jazz Festival, andSan Antonio’s “Fiesta In Blue” activities.