Del Mar College Jazz Band member Garrett Williams has fun on his guitar solo as he performs at the Texas Jazz Band Festival.
The 55th annual Texas Jazz Festival invited jazz lovers to Heritage Park in downtown Corpus Christi the weekend of Oct. 16.
The Del Mar College Jazz Band kicked off the event at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 16 showing the crowd that Del Mar still has that “jazzy spunk” that started the event 55 years ago. Corpus
Christi’s Latin Talk jazz band took center stage that week- end along with other local and visiting jazz bands.
The Texas Jazz Festival was started in 1959 at Del Mar Col- lege by former DMC profes- sor Al “Beto” Garcia. About 150 people came to the student union to watch his band play that year.