The JAZZ LAB BAND is a jazz based ensemble performing beginning arrangements of contemporary popular music in various styles.
DR. UTAH HAMRICK frequently performs with Austin-based composer Graham Reynolds, including motion picture soundtracks for Bernie and All is Bright. He has performed with jazz luminaries such as Houston Person, Byron Stripling, Larry Ham, Bill Watrous, and Tommy Igoe, and performed with Willie Nelson for the opening of the ACL Live Moody Theater. Prior to coming to Texas State in 2015, Dr. Hamrick taught at the University of Texas at San Antonio for ten years, where he directed the jazz ensemble and combos and taught jazz history and improvisation. Under his direction, the jazz ensemble received numerous recognitions, including Outstanding Collegiate Band at the Sam Houston State Jazz Festival, straight I-ratings at the University of Northern Colorado Jazz Festival, and an invitation to perform at the 2016 TMEA conference.
As a performer, DR. SETH CARPER he has shared the stage with such jazz greats as Ernie Watts, Vincent Herring, Maynard Ferguson, Kenny Werner, Bill Mobley, Jack Walrath, and Jerry Dodgion. Dr. Carper has also performed with many popular & classical groups, including Grammy winning groups The Temptations and The Four Tops, The O’Jays, Lou Christie, The Drifters, Little Anthony and the Imperials, The Piedmont Wind Symphony of NC, The Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, as well as The Reduced Opera Co. of London. He continues to broaden his musical world, performing with some of central Texas’ finest musicians, and joined the faculty of Texas State University in fall of 2017. He lives with his beautiful wife, Kiira, and their two cats, Sunny and Herbie.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9 at 7:30
PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
$10 Adult | $8 Child/ Sr. / Military | $5 TXST Student
plus $2 Texas State Presents processing fee for tickets online or at the window.
BOX OFFICE OPENS 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE PERFORMANCE.
SEATING BEGINS BY 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE PERFORMANCE.
THIS IS A MAROON EVENT.
Special Event Parking for all fine arts events occurring in Theatre Center and Performing Arts Center is now only available in the Edward Gary Street Garage located on the corner of University Drive and Edward Gary Street.
With so many things happening this year, don't miss out!
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