Baylor University Jazzes Up Annual President's Concert

April 19, 2012

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Waco, Texas (April 21, 2012) - Baylor University will host its annual President's Concert featuring performances by the acclaimed, 80-member Baylor University Wind Ensemble, the Baylor University Jazz Ensemble, the Baylor Saxophone Quartet and special guest performers and the world-renowned Jim Cullum Jazz Band. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in Jones Concert Hall in Baylor's Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave.

Performances by the Jim Cullum Jazz Band have been regularly broadcast since 1987 through Public Radio International's "Riverwalk Jazz," which is performed five nights a week at The Landing in the Hyatt Regency on San Antonio's famous Riverwalk. The band will play classic jazz music associated with composers such as King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, George Gershwin and Irving Berlin.

Tickets are $15 per person and may be purchased by calling the Baylor University School of Music box office at 254-710-3571.

About Baylor University

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions.

by Carmen Galvan, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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