A perfectly hot combination of music and culture, Collin College’s Department of Music will present “Caliente! An evening of Latin Jazz” on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the John Anthony Theatre at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy. in Plano.

Collin College’s Latin Jazz Ensemble and The Texas Instruments Jazz Band will both perform. Tickets, available at the door, are $5 for general admission and free for Collin College students.

The Latin Jazz Ensemble is an award-winning jazz performance ensemble at Collin College. The group has performed at festivals throughout the U.S. and was featured to at the prestigious Jazz Education Network Conference in January 2014.

The Texas Instruments Jazz Band is a full 18-piece big band consisting of saxophones, trombones, trumpets and a rhythm section. The band is organized through the Texins Association of Texas Instruments. The group has performed at Artfest, Montage, the Meyerson Symphony Center, the Starplex Amphitheater, the Loyola University Jazz Festival and the Texas State Jazz Festival. The band also performed at the world renowned Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland in July 2000.

Selections for the evening include music from such artists as Poncho Sanchez, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Bobby Matos, Michael Phillip Mossman, as well as original compositions from internationally recognized composer and Collin College jazz Professor Kris Berg and Texas Instruments Jazz Band President Paul Westbrook.


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