Texas A&M University-Kingsville

47th Texas A&M-Kingsville Jazz Festival

Texas A&M University-Kingsville - 03/19/14 - 03/30/14

Contact: Adriana Garza-Flores
adriana.garza@tamuk.edu or 361-593-4979


Internationally renowned jazz saxophonist Eric Marienthal will highlight the Texas A&M University-Kingsville 47th Annual Jazz Festival Friday-Saturday, March 28-29.

Marienthal will conduct jazz clinics for area middle school and high school students who will participate in the traditional competition during the two-day program.

A&M-Kingsville jazz ensembles will perform concerts during the festival, including Jazz Bands I, II and III and the Latin Jazz ensemble.  

 47th Annual Texas A&M University-Kingsville Jazz Festival Schedule

Friday, March 28

The Jazz Festival kicks off at 4 p.m. Friday, March 28 with the Middle School Jazz Band Competition in Jones Auditorium. Admission to the competition is free.  At 7 p.m. that evening, A&M-Kingsville Jazz Band III and the Latin Jazz Ensemble will perform a free concert in Jones Auditorium. Awards from the Middle School Jazz Band Competition will be announced at this time.

Saturday, March 23

The second day of the festival begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 29 with the High School Jazz Band Competition in Jones Auditorium. A one-hour Jazz Clinic by Marienthal will begin at noon in the Recital Hall of the Bellamah Music Building. Admission to both the high school competition and the clinic is free. At 7 p.m. that evening, awards from the high school competition will be announced, and Jazz Band II and Jazz Band I with Marienthal will perform in Jones Auditorium. Admission to the concert/awards presentation is $7 per person.

About Eric Marienthal

            A graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Marienthal has performed in more than 65 countries and has recorded 11 solo CDs. His music has been featured in a variety of records, films, television shows and commercials. For more than 30 years, Marienthal has played alongside dozens of music’s most notable names, including Elton John, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder and Lou Rawls.

            An accomplished solo artist, Marienthal has enjoyed much success, with six of his songs making it onto the National Contemporary Jazz Radio Charts top 10.  He has been named a “Favorite Alto Sax Player”, according to Jazziz Magazine’s Reader’s Roll. 

            For more information or to purchase tickets for the Saturday evening concert, contact the Department of Music at 361-593-2803.

This page was last updated on: March 19, 2014