Bill Beckett spoke with Chris Allen who is directing the Summer Music Festival’s Jazz Camp 2014, which will take place the week of June 16 – June 21 and June 23 – June 28, culminating in concert performance for each week at the LSUS University Center Theater. For complete details visit online the Shreveport Summer Music Festivalor call (318) 226-0500.
Bill Beckett talks with John Howe, President of the American Federation of Musicians Local 116 and Bill Causey, owner of Band House about their annual Jazz Concert and Clinic which takes place tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Parkway High School auditorium. The concert and clinic are free for any students who wish to attend and $5.00 for adults. The concert and clinic feature Mike Williams, a Shreveport native and lead trumpet player for the Count Basie Orchestra for over 20 years; Gary Meggs, former alto and tenor saxophone player with the Glenn Miller Orchestra and Director of Instrumental Music at the University of Arkansas and C. E. Askew, drummer with the renowned U.S. Air Force Airmen of Note Jazz Ensemble for 26 years. More info at 868-0522.