47th Annual Jazz Festival
The TTU School of Music recently hosted its 47th Annual Jazz Festival on April 11th and 12th, with jazz drummer John Riley as the featured guest artist. Established in 1969, the Texas Tech/Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Jazz Festival incorporates students from junior high schools, high schools, and junior colleges in big band and combo performances.
This year, students from Bowie Junior High, Coronado High, Del Rio High, Lake View High, and Pampa High joined TTU Jazz I and II ensembles and jazz combos for a series of concerts in Allen Theatre. All groups also participated in clinics given by Mr. Riley.
Mr. Riley is on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music and Artist in Residence at the Amsterdam Conservatory in Holland. Read more about him at http://www.johnriley.org.