Now Playing: "Brazilian Rain" by Urban Knights
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Ben Mount Theatre
809 Kirby Street, 2nd Floor
EARLY BIRD (Purchase your ticket by February 15th): $8 person
General Admission: $10 person
At Door: $12 person
Children under 12: FREE
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A Jazz In The Arts Presentation
JAZZ IN THE ARTS
Jazz In The Arts is opening its concert series for the 2016 season with a blast of entertainment beginning with saxophonist extraordinaire William Christian.
William is originally from Orange, Texas and now lives in Lake Charles, Louisiana. A graduate of Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School where he made the Texas All-State Band two years. William went on to attend McNeese State University in Lake Charles as a music education major before leaving to pursue a career as a professional musician. He now works as a freelance musician and is the saxophone private lesson instructor for the Little Cypress-Mauriceville school district. He has on occasion been invited to instruct master classes for the Tipitina's Foundation-Lake Charles Student Workshop and Internship Program.
In addition to being an awesome saxophonist, William is very awesome and talented at playing the clarinet and the flute. While at McNeese William was given an Outstanding Soloist award at the 2012 McNeese Jazz Festival. He also served as president of the Rho Zeta Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and was a member of the Iota Upsilon Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi. William can be seen performing locally in the Lake Charles area with Street Side Jazz Band, Sabine River Brass Band, The Old Fashions, Inner Gee, and Dark Side of the Lake. William has also played with groups such as The Harry James Orchestra, The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, The Nelson Riddle Orchestra, The Rory Partin Big Band, Leif Pedersen's 1944 Big Band, The Lake Charles Big Band, and The Lake Charles Symphony.
This is only the beginning of an exciting year for the Jazz In The Arts series. So stay tuned for upcoming events and concerts. Follow and like Jazz In The Arts at www.facebook.com/jazzinthearts.