The CTC will host a jazz band during a guest artist performance | Alive
The Department of Fine Arts at Central Texas College will host the Justin Pierce Jazz Group for their spring semester guest artist performance on Tuesday. The ensemble, which includes vocals, saxophone, piano, bass and drums, performs regularly in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and was recently the featured performer at the Charlie Christian Jazz Festival and the Sherman Jazz Festival. The guest artist concert is at 7:30 p.m. at the Anderson Campus Center.
Pierce is a wind performer, recording artist and teacher. He has performed across the country and abroad on saxophone, clarinet, and flute with Grammy-winning artists including the Temptations, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Doc Severinsen, the O’Jays, and Wayne Newton. Additionally, he has led the Justin Pierce Jazz Group for 16 years, performing contemporary jazz and standards.
After earning degrees in classical and jazz styles, Pierce taught at the high school and college levels. He most recently served as assistant professor of instrumental music at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee. Additionally, he has taught at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma, Eastfield College in Mesquite, and the University of North Texas. He holds a Master of Music – Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas, a Bachelor of Music Performance from McNeese State University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Saxophone Performance from the University of North Texas.
Admission is $5 at the door and proceeds benefit the Central Texas College Foundation Concert Series Music Scholarship Fund. A welcome reception for the performers will follow the concert.