NEWS FLASH! — We are proud to announce that the 2010 Texas Community Music Festival will be brought to you in part by the Austin Traditional Jazz Society (ATJS) and the Austin Jazz Alliance (AJA), who have joined the Austin Civic Wind Ensemble as sponsors and co-producers of the upcoming festival, April 23 – May 6, 2010 in Austin, Texas.
The Fifth Annual TCMF will kick off on Friday, April 23, 2010 at Central Market North with an evening of traditional jazz, produced and sponsored by ATJS, a nonprofit society dedicated to the preservation and performance of Traditional Dixieland Jazz in Austin and Central Texas. Check back often for an announcement on the bands who will perform on this special evening.
Saturday May 1 will be sponsored by the Austin Jazz Alliance, an organization whose mission is to help make Ausitn one of the “must play” stops on every jazz musician’s tour. Part of AJA’s mission statement read: “To promote jazz is Austin.” The Austin Jazz Alliance works with local radio stations, club and theater owners, musicians, fans, and festival organizers, to promote jazz music and to further develop the Austin jazz scene.
“TCMF already hosts some of the most exciting and skilled jazz ensembles in the region,” said festival founder and coordinator, Herb Holland, “With the added support and production help of the AJA and ATJS and the continued generosity and support of Central Market and Scholz Garten, the festival will continue to grow in this important musical genre.
“We’re also pleased that the fifth annual TCMF will feature some of the finest symphonic and concert band music, as it has since its inception. We expect to make an exciting announcement in the next week or so that will continue this important music festival moving forward.”
Check this website often and stay tuned for more news from the Fifth Annual Texas Community Music Festival.