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Thursday January 30 2020 at 8:00 PM

× Tickets are reserved seating. Discounts can be chosen via the drop-down menu for each ticket after seats have been selected. $28 for adults $25 for seniors 65+ $20 for children/students 6-22 Call the Emerson Ticket Office, 214-544-4630, for group discount information.

James Morrison is a virtuoso in the true sense of the word. Besides the trumpet, this multi-instrumentalist also plays piano, all the brass, saxophones, and double bass. At the age of seven, he was given his first instrument, at nine he formed his first band and at thirteen he was playing professionally in nightclubs. His international career developed just as quickly. At age sixteen James debuted in the USA with a breathtaking concert at the Monterey Jazz Festival.

Following this were performances at the big festivals in Europe including Montreux, Pori, North Sea, Nice and Bern – playing with many of the legends of jazz. Dizzy Gillespie, Cab Calloway, Woody Shaw, Red Rodney, George Benson, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Ray Brown and Wynton Marsalis to name a few. There were also gigs in the world’s most famous jazz clubs – The Blue Note and Village Vanguard in New York, the New Morning in Paris, The Tokyo Blue Note and Ronnie Scott’s in London.

Other career highlights include performing at the Hollywood Bowl with Dave Brubeck and guesting with artists as diverse as Phil Collins, Chaka Khan and rock legends INXS. In 2000, James composed and performed the opening fanfare for the Olympic Games in Sydney. James was also the artistic advisor to the Sydney Symphony’s “Kaleidoscope” series, which has included performances by Chick Corea, Dianne Reeves, and Gary Burton. James even recorded a big band album and played every part except the drums.

He spends much time in education, doing master classes and workshops in many countries and presenting the James Morrison Jazz Scholarship at the world’s largest youth jazz festival Generations in Jazz.

The TI Jazz Band is a Dallas, TX based big band now in their 34th year. They have performed with many jazz greats including Clark Terry, Phil Woods, John Pizzarelli, Kurt Elling, Wayne Bergeron, Eric Marienthal, Delfeayo Marsalis, Frank Mantooth, Blue Lou Marini, and Tom Bones Malone.

The Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra (GDYO) Jazz Band features some of the best local high school musicians in the DFW area performing together in an all-star ensemble.

Presented by the Texas Instruments Jazz Band

Cash bar available courtesy of Square Burger

Venue

Courtroom Theater
111 N. Tennessee St.
McKinney TX 75069


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Performance Notes

with The Texas Instruments Jazz Band
and The Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Jazz Band
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