NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The student jazz bands at Stephen F. Austin State University will present their fall fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, at Fredonia Brewery in downtown Nacogdoches.
“Swingin’ at the Brewery” will feature the Swingin’ Axes, directed by Dr. Deb Scott, and the Swingin’ Aces, directed by Dr. J.D. Salas. New this fall is a third student jazz ensemble, Swingin’ Jacks, directed by Dr. Jacob Walburn, which will also perform.
“This is the first time in the history of SFA that there have been three full jazz bands,” Scott said, “and this will be the Swingin’ Jacks’ premiere performance.”
“Swingin’ at the Brewery” will feature works by Gordon Goodwin, Chick Corea and other jazz greats.
Food options will be available from Casa Del Bayou food truck and the brewery’s Rebellion Pizza.
Donations for the School of Music’s jazz program will be accepted at the event.
Fredonia Brewery is located at 138 N. Mound St. For additional information, contact the School of Music at (936) 468-4602 or the brewery at (936) 305-5125.