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1967 – Jazz Party

“Welcome to Jazzville USA”  Odessa  Jazz Party - Inn of the Golden West
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1968 – Jazz Party

2nd “Welcome to Jazzville USA” Odessa Jazz Party
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1969 – Jazz Party

3rd “Welcome to Jazzville USA” Odessa Jazz Party May 20 - 25  Inn of the Golden West
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1970 – Jazz Party

4th “Welcome to Jazzville USA” Odessa Jazz Party May 19 - 24   Inn of the Golden West
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1971 – Jazz Party

5th “Welcome to Jazzville USA” Odessa Jazz Party May 11 - 16   Inn of the Golden West
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1972 – Jazz Party

6th “Welcome to Jazzville USA” Odessa Jazz Party May 23 - 28     Inn of the Golden West
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1973 – Jazz Party

7th “Welcome to Jazzville USA” Odessa Jazz Party May 22 - 27  Inn of the Golden West
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1974 – Jazz Party

8th “Welcome to Jazzville USA” Odessa Jazz Party May 21 - 25  Inn of the Golden West
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1975 – Jazz Party

9th “Welcome to Jazzville USA” Odessa Jazz Party May 20 - 26   Inn of the Golden West
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1976 – Jazz party

10th “Welcome to Jazzville USA” Odessa Jazz Party May 18 - 23   Inn of the Golden West
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1977 – Jazz Party

11th “Welcome to Jazzville USA” Odessa Jazz Party May 19 - 23   Inn of the Golden West
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1978 – Jazz Party

12th “Welcome to Jazzville USA” Odessa Jazz Party May 16 - 21 Inn of the Golden West
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1978 – Midland Jazz Classic

Midland Jazz Classic - November
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1979 – Jazz Party

13th “Welcome to Jazzville USA” Odessa Jazz Party May 15 - 20   Inn of the Golden West
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1979 – Midland Jazz Classic

2nd Midland Jazz Classic - November 1979
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1980 – Jazz Party

14th “Welcome to Jazzville USA” Odessa Jazz Party May 21 - 25  Inn of the Golden West
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1980 – Milt “The Judge” Hinton

Milt “The Judge” Hinton -  December 3   Odessa College Fine Arts Building
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1981 – Jazz Party

15th Odessa Jazz Party May 19 - 24   Inn of the Golden West
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1981 – Midland Jazz Classic

Midland Jazz Classic - October 20 - 25
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1982 – Jazz Party

16th Odessa Jazz Party May 18 - 23
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1982 – Midland Jazz Classic

Midland Jazz Classic - October 12 - 17
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1983 – Jazz Party

17th Odessa Jazz Party 
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1983 – Midland Jazz Classic

Midland Jazz Classic - October 4 - 9
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1983 – OC Jazz Ensemble

OC Jazz Ensemble - April 12   The Globe Theatre
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1984 – Jazz Party

18th Odessa Jazz Party May 15 - 20
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1984 – OC Jazz Ensemble

OC Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert with Milt Hinton May 1st   The Globe Theatre
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1985 – Jazz Party

19th Odessa Jazz Party May 21 - 26
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1985 – Midland Jazz Party

Midland Jazz Party October 1 - 6
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1986 – Jazz Party

20th Odessa Jazz Party May 20 - 25   Odessa Hilton
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1986 – Midland Jazz Classic

Midland Jazz Classic - October 2 - 5
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1987 – Jazz Party

21st Odessa Jazz Party May 19 - 24
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1987 – Midland Jazz Classic

Midland Jazz Classic - October 1 - 4
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1988 – Bucky and John Pizzarelli

Bucky and John Pizzarelli & Their 7 String Guitars November 29
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1988 – Jazz Party

22nd Odessa Jazz Party May 17 - 22
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1988 – Midland Jazz Classic

Midland Jazz Classic - October 6 - 9
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1989 – Jazz Party

23rd Odessa Jazz Party May 16 - 21
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1989 – Midland Jazz Classic

Midland Jazz Classic - October 5 - 8
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1990 – Jazz Party

24th Odessa Jazz Party May 15 - 20
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1990 – Jim Galloway & Friends in Concert

Jim Galloway & Friends in Concert April 6 - 7  Midland Hilton & Odessa Child’s Play in Odessa
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1990 – Midland Jazz Classic

Midland Jazz Classic October 4 - 7 Midland Hilton
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1991 – Jazz Party

25th Odessa Jazz Party May 21 - 26  Odessa Hilton
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1991 – Midland Jazz Classic

Midland Jazz Classic - October 3 - 6
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1991 – Rhythm ‘n’ Rhyme

“Rhythm ’n’ Rhyme” performance for “Child’s Play ’91” (educational seminar for elementary age students). Participants: Ken Peplowski, Dan Barnett, Frank Tate, and Jake Hanna
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1992 – Jazz Party

26th Odessa  Jazz Party May 19 - 24  Odessa Country Club
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1992 – New Reformation Dixieland Band

“New Reformation Dixieland Band” - Child’s Play performance April 11th
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1992 – Sopranos Summit

“Sopranos Summit” with Bob Wilber February 10th - Odessa Country Club
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1993 – Jazz Party

27th Odessa Jazz Party May 18 - 23   Holiday Inn Centre
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1993 – Lillette Jenkins

Lillette Jenkins at Midland Petroleum Club  June 24th
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1993 – Rob Hand Quintet

Rob Hand Quintet at Child’s Play ’93
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1994 – Jazz Party

28th Odessa Jazz Party May  17 - 22   Holiday Inn Centre
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1994 – New Year Jazz All-Stars

“New Year Jazz All-Stars” November 29th  Yucca Theatre, Midland
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1994 – Wende Harston & Her Group

Wende Harston & Her Group July - Radisson Hotel, Odessa
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1995 – John Pizzarelli Trio

John Pizzarelli Trio November 16th Yucca Theatre, Midland
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1995 – Buddy Watcher

Buddy Watcher at Child’s Play - banjo artist  April
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1995 – Jazz Party

29th Odessa Jazz Party May 16 - 21  Holiday Inn Center
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1995 – Ken Peplowski & Butch Miles

Ken Peplowski & Butch Miles February 14th - Petroleum Club Midland
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1995 – Lillette Jenkins

Lillette Jenkins August 1st - Plaza Club, Midland
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1995 – Lisa Thorsen

Lisa Thorsen June 22nd - Club at Mission Dorado
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1995 – Ralph Sutton & Johnny Varro

Ralph Sutton & Johnny Varro December 13th - Odessa Country Club/Midland Petroleum Club
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1996 – Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon

“Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon” with Grady Alberts and Royce Chambers October 6th - Jazz Restaurant, Midland
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1996 – Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon

“Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon” with Pedo and the Razzamatazz Quartet May 5th - Sam’s BBQ’s Blue Alley, Odessa
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1996 – Jazz Party

30th Odessa Jazz Party May 15 - 18  Odessa Country Club
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1996 – John Pizzarelli

John Pizzarelli December 14th - Yucca Theatre, Midland
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1996 – Ken Peplowski and Other Artist

Ken Peplowski, Jake Hanna, and Johnny Varro February 13th - Greentree Country Club, Midland
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1996 – Peanuts Hucko

Peanuts Hucko November 14th - Odessa Country Club
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1996 – Shanna Carlson & Rob Hunt

Shanna Carlson & Rob Hunt July 25th - Odessa Country Club
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1997 – A Spectacular Pianorama

“A Spectacular Pianorama” featuring Dean Baker, Alice Moxey, and Jim Ross March 19th - Odessa Country Club
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1997 – Jazz Party

31st Odessa Jazz Party May 14 - 17  Odessa Country Club
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1997 – Randy Sandke Quartet

Randy Sandke Quartet February 20th - Yucca Theatre, Midland
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1997 – Summer Cabaret

“Summer Cabaret” with Connie Evingson July 17th - Greentree Country Club
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1997 – Tony Campise

Tony Campise with Society’s Jazz Combo February 2
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1998 – Howard Alden and Other Artists

Howard Alden, Kenny DaVern, Tony De Nicola, Phil Flanigan, and Johnny Varro November 12th - Yucca Theatre, Midland
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1998 – Jazz Party

32nd West Texas Jazz Party May 21 - 23  Radisson Hotel, Odessa
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1999 – Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon

“Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon” with Pido & S.G. January 24th - Zucchi’s Ristorante, Odessa
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1999 – Jazz Party

33rd West Texas Jazz Party May 20 - 22  Hilton Hotel, MIdland
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1999 – Judy Carmichael and Other Artists

Judy Carmichael with Mike Hashim and James Chirello March 4th - Odessa Country Club
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2000 – Jazz Party

34th West Texas Jazz Party May 18 - 20  Radisson Hotel, Odessa
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2000 – John Pizzarelli Trio

John Pizzarelli Trio August 25th - Radisson Hotel, Odessa
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2001 – Jazz Party

35th West Texas Jazz Party May 17 - 19  Midland Hilton
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2001 – Johnny Varro & Ralph Sutton

Johnny Varro & Ralph Sutton November 1st - Odessa Country Club
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2001 – Ken Peplowski, Randy Sandke & Lynn Sexton

Ken Peplowski, Randy Sandke & Lynn Sexton September 28th - Odessa Country Club
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2002 – Jazz party

36th West Texas Jazz Party May 16 - 18  MCM Eleganté Hotel, Odessa
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2002 – Judy Carmichael Trio

Judy Carmichael Trio March 21st - Midland Hilton
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2003 – Jazz Party

37th West Texas Jazz Party May 15 - 17 Midland Hilton
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2004 – A Sunday Afternoon of Jazz

“A Sunday Afternoon of Jazz” with Floyd Domino & the West Texas Jazz Society Combo January 25th - Sedona Grill, Midland
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2004 – Jazz Party

38th West Texas Jazz Party May 20 - 22   MCM Eleganté Hotel, Odessa
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2004 – John Pizzarelli Trio

John Pizzarelli Trio April 1st - Petroleum Club of Midland
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2005 – Ed Polcer & The Jazz All-stars

Ed Polcer & The Jazz All-stars February 15th - Bonham Junior Hi School, Odessa
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2005 – Jazz Party

39th West Texas Jazz Party May 19 - 21  MCM Grande Hotel & FunDome, Odessa
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2006 – Jazz Party

40th West Texas Jazz Party May 19 - 21   MCM Eleganté Hotel, Odessa
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2007 – Ed Polcer & the Jazz All-stars

Ed Polcer & the Jazz All-stars February 20th - The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
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2007 – Jazz Party

41st West Texas Jazz Party May 18 - 20  Midland Hilton
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2008 – Jazz Party

42nd West Texas Jazz Party May 16 - 18   MCM Eleganté Hotel, Odessa
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2009 – Jazz Party

43rd West Texas Jazz Party May 15 - 17  MIdland Hilton
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2010 – Jazz Party

44th West Texas Jazz Party May 21 - 23   MCM Eleganté Hotel, Odessa
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2011 – Freddy Cole Trio “Tribute to Nat King Cole”

Freddy Cole Trio “Tribute to Nat King Cole” November 17th - Midland Petroleum Club
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2011 – Jazz Party

45th West Texas Jazz Party
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2012 – Jazz Party

46th West Texas Jazz Party
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2013 – Jazz Party

47th West Texas Jazz Party May 17 - 19 Doubletree Inn, Midland
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2013 – Jazz Party BBQ

Jazz Party BBQ May 19th
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2014 – Jazz Party

48th West Texas Jazz Party May 15 - 18  MCM Eleganté Hotel, Odessa This year we will be featuring: PIANO Johnny Varro Rossano Sportielo Brian ...
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2014 – SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ

Eric Baker sings & plays Chet Baker Sunday Afternoon Jazz: Baker Plays Baker Featuring the music of Chet Baker by Eric Baker – Trumpet, Vocals ...
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2015 – Jazz Party

49th West Texas Jazz Party
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2016 – Jazz Party 50th

50th West Texas Jazz Party May 20 - 22 MCM Eleganté Hotel, Odessa (Odessa and Midland, Texas – August 31, 2015) — In May 1967, a ...
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2016 – Ted Rosenthal Trio

Ted Rosenthall Trio - November 13 Ted Rosenthal is one of the leading jazz pianists of his generation. He actively tours worldwide with his trio, as ...
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2016 – The Four Freshmen

The Four Freshmen: Strong Harmonies Provide Strong Leadup to 50th West Texas Jazz Party Collaboration The West Texas Jazz Society welcomes the swinging and tight knit ...
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2017 – The Anderson Twins

PETER AND WILL ANDERSON VISIT WAGNER NOËL’S REA GREATHOUSE HALL   Anderson Twins Trio again to visit the Permian Basin!   On April 11, 2017 ...
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2017- Jazz Party

51st West Texas Jazz Party May 18 – 21, 2017 at the MCM Eleganté Hotel in Odessa! Don’t Miss the Houston Person Dance Party May ...
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2018 – Adrian Ruiz Quintet

Second West Texas Jazz Society Patron Event November 16 features trumpeter Adrian Ruiz Dr. Ruiz is active as a freelance trumpeter, performing regularly throughout the ...
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2018 – BRIAN PIPER

BRIAN PIPER – JANUARY 28 Brian Piper has attended numerous West Texas Jazz Parties and other special events presented by the West Texas Jazz Society. ...
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2018 – Jazz Party

The 52nd Annual West Texas Jazz Party Collaboration in Midland was fantastic! The party was held May 18, 19 & 20, 2018 at the Midland ...
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2018 – Nate Najar

West Texas Jazz Society First Patron Event of 2018-19 Features Nate Najar Guitarist Nate Najar has enthralled audiences worldwide with his trademark and distinctive style ...
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2019 – Anderson Trio

On Tuesday, April 2, 2019 the fabulous Anderson Trio gave a concert at the historic Yucca Theatre in downtown Midland, TX. Part of a whirlwind ...
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2019 – Baker Plays Baker

“Baker Plays Baker” with Eric Baker November 1st
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2019 – Chloe Feoranzo Quartet

Chloe Feoranzo is a 27-year-old clarinet and saxophonist who has been performing professionally since the age of 15. She grew up playing in youth orchestras, ...
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2019 – ECISD Jazz & Blues

ECISD JAZZ & BLUES November 16 ECISD and the West Texas Jazz Society are committed to supporting the Fine Arts. A major program that the ...
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2019 – Jazz Party Highlights

The 53rd Annual Jazz Party was held at the MCM Eleganté Hotel in Odessa, TX, May 17-19, 2019. All 15 musicians arrived safely and made ...
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2019 – Johnny Varro

JOHNNY VARRO – FEB. 14 AT WAGNER NOËL This upcoming event celebrating the 50th Jazz Party year features Johnny Varro in a welcome return to ...
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