ACC to host GCIC Jazz Festival

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Alvin Community College will host this year’s Gulf Coast Intercollegiate Consortium Jazz Festival on Saturday, April 11.

The GCIC Jazz festival will feature jazz ensembles from community colleges in the greater Houston area. This year’s festival will feature bands from ACC, Brazosport College, College of the Mainland, Lee College and San Jacinto College- South.

Each band will perform a 30-minute set for the audience as well as noted jazz adjudicators from the Houston area. This year’s adjudicators include saxophonist and educator Kelly Dean, and Bass trombonist and educator Bobby Guess.

Kelly Dean and a rhythm section will also present a jazz clinic at noon for all in attendance.

“The GCIC Jazz Festival is a great day of music that happens every year and we are fortunate to host it a ACC this year,” says ACC Band Director David Griffith. “There are a variety of groups that perform, from college student ‘combos’ to ‘Big Bands’ that are comprised of college and community members. The audiences are always blown away at the talent exhibited by the performers in the groups.”

The GCIC Jazz Festival will take place in the college theatre. All events are free of charge and open to the public.

Bands begin playing at 9 a.m. and will continue until 2:30 p.m.

For a schedule of bands or more information contact David Griffith at 281-756-3588 or email [email protected]

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