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Jazz at the Lake featuring the Lamar University Cardinal Jazz Orchestra

March 22, 2018
05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Fine Arts
The Event Centre, Downtown Beaumont

The City of Beaumont will present a concert as part of its annual Jazz at the Lake series on Thursday, March 22 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM at the Event Centre. The concert will feature the Lamar Cardinal Jazz Orchestra, directed by Rick Condit, and the Jimmy Simmons Group.

Special guest for the concert will be Los Angeles based jazz trombonist, composer, arranger, and vocalist, Scott Whitfield, who is internationally recognized for his work with many contemporary big bands, including those of Toshiko Akiyoshi, Johnny Mandel, Clare Fischer, Bill Holman, Bob Florence, and his own Scott Whitfield Jazz Orchestras (East and West). Whitfield’s discography includes 10 recordings as leader and more than 50 recordings with other artists. In addition to his own recordings, his compositions and arrangements have been performed and recorded by such artists as Diva, Maurice Hines, The Pied Pipers, Bill Allred’s Classic Jazz Band, and Pete Petersen’s 23-strong Collection Jazz Orchestra.

The Jimmy Simmons Group, led by Lamar University’s President Emeritus and jazz saxophonist, Jimmy Simmons, will feature an all star rhythm section from Houston, including drummer Joel Fulgham, pianist Pamela York, and vocalist Sharon Montgomery. Also joining the group will be New Orleans bassist, Ed Wise.

Admission to the concert is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the City of Beaumont.

Sarah Raiford

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