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February 10, 2024
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

McKinney Performing Art Center, Courtroom Theater

111 N. Tennessee St.
McKinney, TX 75069
$20 for adults; $10 for students. General admission
Big Band Mardi Gras Concert
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Big Band Mardi Gras Concert

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Celebrate the Music of Mardi Gras and New Orleans

Texins Jazz Band and guests Rodney Booth & Chris McGuire perform the music of Mardi Gras and New Orleans. Celebrate the Mardi Gras carnival season with this full big band performance.

Rodney Booth began his professional career at age sixteen as a trumpet player in his father’s bands. He received his degree in Jazz Studies at the University of North Texas and was a member of the renowned One O’Clock Lab Band®. He traveled across North and South America and Europe with Woody Herman’s Thundering Herd Big Band. He has performed with many major recording artists, such as Lou Rawls, Nancy Wilson, Wayne Newton, Michael Feinstein, Dionne Warwick, Ella Fitzgerald, Marvin Hamlisch, Ray Charles, and Natalie Cole.

Chris McGuire holds a Master's in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas, where he performed in the One O'Clock Lab Band®. He currently teaches at the University of Texas at Arlington and plays saxophone and clarinet with many bands - both locally and around the world.

The Texins Jazz Band is a full 18-piece community big band. The band is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The band formed in 1986 at Texas Instruments. The majority of band members have STEM-based degrees and careers (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). The band is under the musical direction of Bill Centera.

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