DATE:  March 13, 2008
CONTACT: Eddie Olivares 361.563.6048 (cell); Cassandra Hinojosa 361.825.2337
Island Jazz Festival at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi to Feature Improvisation Clinic, Concerts and Awards Ceremony

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WHO: The Department of Music at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

WHAT: Island Jazz Festival

WHEN: Friday, March 14, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Best Media Opportunity: 1-2 p.m. during Jazz Improvisation Clinic

WHERE: Performing Arts Center

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Students from six area schools will receive instruction from noted area jazz musicians during the Department of Music’s Island Jazz Festival Friday, March 14, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

A jazz improvisation clinic will be held from 1-2 p.m. featuring guest jazz artists and directors from San Marcos, Laredo, San Benito and Corpus Christi. High school and community college jazz ensembles from throughout South Texas will compete before a panel of visiting jazz artists and educators.