On Dec. 6, the UIW Music Department and KRTU Radio presented “A Night of Jazz on Broadway” featuring guitar legend Jackie King in UIW’s Fine Arts Auditorium. The event brought together many truly talented and accomplished musicians who love to create music for the sheer joy it provides audiences and themselves. Proceeds benefited the UIW Fine Arts Campaign.
The night included performances from King, who has performed and recorded with such renowned artists as Ray Charles, Willie Nelson, and Tony Bennett to name a few. The night also featured performances from the UIW Jazz Ensemble, the only local university jazz ensemble to perform at Montreux Jazz Festival; John Magaldi’s Prime Time Jazz Orchestra, celebrating their 10th anniversary performing in South Texas; and drummer Butch Miles who has played with Frank Sinatra, David Brubeck, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, and 17 years with Count Basie. Other performances included vocalist John Panzarella, a member of the UIW Jazz Ensemble and Prime Time Jazz Orchestra; and Jim Waller, instructor of music and director of the UIW Jazz Ensemble. A grand finale culminated the evening with all the performers sharing the stage for several traditional jazz numbers.
In addition to performing at the event, King conducted a Music Business Workshop on campus. For his complete biography, visit www.uiwjazz.com/jackie_bio.html.
To learn more about the UIW music department, visit http://www.uiw.edu/music/.
To view information about Jim Waller, visit www.uiw.edu/music/waller.html.