Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sax player headlines Jazz festival

Baritone sax and tuba player Howard Johnson, the director of the originial "Saturday Night Live" Band headlined the 32nd annual TCU Jazz Festival Friday and Saturday nights. Over the years, Johnson has played with a variety of jazz notables including Charles Mingus, Jaco Pastorius and Jack DeJohnette. He played Friday night at PepsiCo Recital Hall and Saturday with the TCU Jazz Ensembles at Ed Landreth Auditorium. The shows were part of a weekend of activities including classes and workshops with 28 high school and middle school ensembles.

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