Texas Tech School of Music 49th Annual Jazz Festival Concert

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Texas Tech University Student Union Allen Theatre

15th Street & Akron Avenue

Lubbock, Texas 79409

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Featuring guest artist Bill Watrous with Jazz Ensemble I and II, and the Jazz Combo I. Tickets for Texas Tech students (with ID) and children under 12 are free at the door. General admission, senior, and non-TTU student tickets will also be available for purchase at the door one hour prior to the concert.

A self-described "bop-oriented" player, Bill Watrous is well known among fellow trombonists as a master technician, and for his mellifluous sound. He is perhaps best known by casual fans of jazz music for his rendition of Sammy Nestico's arrangement of the Johnny Mandel ballad "A Time for Love," which he recorded on a 1993 album of the same name. He has played and recorded with many jazz luminaries, including Maynard Ferguson, Woody Herman, Quincy Jones, Johnny Richards, and fellow trombonist Kai Winding.

In 1971, he played with the jazz fusion group Ten Wheel drive. Also in the 1970s, Watrous formed his own band, "The manhattan Wildlife Refuge Big Band," which recorded two albums for Columbia Records. He has continued to work actively since the 1980s as a band leader, studio musician, and performer at various jazz clubs. In 1983, Watrous collaborated with Alan Raph to publish "Trombonisms," an instructional manual covering various performance techniques for the trombone. He has recorded as a solo artist, band leader, and in various small ensembles on a number of different labels. He is on the music faculty at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music.

(Photo credit: John Dugan)

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Texas Tech University Student Union Allen Theatre

15th Street & Akron Avenue

Lubbock, Texas 79409

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