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51st Annual Jazz Festival Concert

TTU School of Music
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The Texas Tech University School of Music invites you to join us for our 51st annual Jazz Band Festival Concert featuring the TTU Jazz Ensembles and Guest Artist Jaleel Shaw!

The performance is at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2018, and will be held in the Allen Theatre of the Texas Tech Student Union Building. Stephen Jones, Director of Jazz Studies, will provide musical direction. The program will feature compositions by Shaw and Jones, as well as contemporary works of large- and small-group jazz.

Bring the family for a vibrant and jazzy evening of musical entertainment!

Tickets for the concert are available either at the door prior to the performance, or through Eventbrite. General admission tickets are $15 each (plus tax), while senior and non-Texas Tech student tickets are $10 each (plus tax). The concert will be free to Jazz Festival participants and children under the age of 12.

More About Jaleel Shaw:
Alto and soprano saxophonist Jaleel Shaw is presently a member of the Roy Haynes Quartet, Tom Harrell’s “Colors of A Dream,” and the Mingus Big Band. He has also performed with Christian McBride, Jason Moran, Stefon Harris, Roy Hargrove, Chick Corea, Dave Holland, and Jimmy Cobb. Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Jaleel was constantly surrounded by music and picked up the alto saxophone at an early age. He immersed himself in the local jazz scene, studying and performing with many of the great musicians and educators that the city has historically produced. After graduating from high school, he received a full-tuition scholarship to attend the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA from which he received a dual degree in Music Education and Performance. While at Berklee, Jaleel received the Billboard Endowed Scholarship for Outstanding Academic and Musical Achievement (1998), Woodwind Department Chair Awards (1998, 2000), The Boston Jazz Society Award (1999), and The Outstanding Student Teacher Award (2000). He then received a scholarship to Manhattan School of Music in New York where he obtained his Masters in Jazz Performance.

Jaleel’s debut album, Perspective (2005), received rave reviews from The New York Times and Jazzwise Magazine, and All About Jazz named the album one of the top five debut albums of 2005. His composition “The Heavyweight Champion” received the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award. In 2006, Jaleel joined the Roy Haynes Quartet and was featured on the legendary drummer’s Grammy-nominated album, Whereas. In 2008, Jaleel founded his label, Changu Records, on which he released his second album, Optimism. That same year he received a second ASCAP Young Composer Award for the composition “The Flipside,” and was nominated for the Jazz Journalist Association’s Up & Coming Jazz Artist award. Jaleel was listed in JazzTimes Magazine’s 2011 Readers Poll for Alto Saxophonist of the Year, along with Phil Woods, Lee Konitz, Bunky Green and Kenny Garrett. In March 2013, Jaleel released a new album of original compositions, titled The Soundtrack of Things to Come, from his label Changu Records. The album features a working quartet and has been well-received by The New York Times, New York City Jazz Record, and All About Jazz.