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Community invited to Big Band Concert at LSC-Kingwood

Community invited to Big Band Concert at LSC-Kingwood
The Kingwood Big Band will perform at LSC-Kingwood on Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Conference Center (SCC).

The Lake Houston Musical Arts Society announced that the Kingwood Big Band Fall Concert will be held at Lone Star College-Kingwood on Nov. 12.

The band, under the direction of Alfredo Velez, will perform classic jazz music written by some of the most prolific composers and arrangers in American Jazz history.

Featured composers include Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Cole Porter and Dizzy Gillespie, plus the music of noted arrangers such as Oliver Nelson, Bill Holman, Neal Hefti and Tom Kubis.

“As the partnership between Lone Star College-Kingwood and the Lake Houston Musical Arts grows, the Kingwood Big Band continues to evolve into one of the leading jazz organizations in the Houston area as well as the southwestern United States,” said Alfredo Velez, Kingwood Big Band director and director of bands at LSC-Kingwood professor.

The evening performance is at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in the Student Conference Center at LSC-Kingwood, 20000 Kingwood Drive. For more information on the concert and ticket purchases, visit www.lhmas.org.

Lake Houston Musical Arts Society – In its 27th season, the Lake Houston Musical Arts Society supports two community performing groups (the Kingwood Big Band and the Kingwood Chorale and Chamber Orchestra) in partnership with Lone Star College-Kingwood. The society also sponsors performances of professional artists and groups to fulfill its mission to enrich the cultural arts in the community.

Kingwood Big Band – The Kingwood Big Band, formed in 2004, is an 18-piece jazz orchestra playing era music from the 1940’s through contemporary jazz of the last few decades. The band has performed both locally and internationally with performances in Italy and Switzerland culminating in performances at the prestigious Montreaux International Jazz Festival in 2007. The band has accepted an invitation to perform at the prestigious International Jazz Festival in Havana, Cuba in December 2017.

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For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281.312.1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm

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