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“O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” – Saxophone-Guitar Duo

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calendarMonday, 10 December

Here’s a saxophone-guitar duo version of the Advent/Christmas hymn “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” with jazz guitarist Demarcus Baysmore. Recorded live at the Oklahoma Baptist University Hanging of the Green 2017.


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Dallas Jazz Band Performs at Perot NAM POW Reunion

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calendarThursday, 23 August

In August, our jazz band performed for an appreciation dinner for 250 American former POW veterans. The Perot Companies in Dallas, TX hosted this annual event on Thursday, August 16, 2018. The gathering displayed appreciation for the service of former POWs who served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. While the Veterans toured the museum, our jazz band played jazz standards and songs of the 1950s and 1960s.

Justin Pierce and his Dallas Jazz Band at the Perot NAM POW Reunion. Photo by Grant Miller


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2017-2018 TMEA Region X Jazz Band – Texas Jazz Clinician

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calendarSaturday, 07 July

In November, I had the pleasure to serve as the clinician for the 2017-2018 Region X All-Region Jazz Band I in Orange, TX. This enthusiastic, auditioned group of high school jazz musicians assembled a concert of challenging big band music in only two rehearsals. I also had the privilege to perform a tune with Louisiana jazz educator and bassist Jay Ecker, who directed Band II. Thanks to organizer Jose Ochoa for his hard work in organizing this event!

Directing the TMEA All-Region Jazz Band

with TMEA All-Region Jazz students after the concert

Performing a blues with bassist Jay Ecker


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