The 57th edition of the annual Jazz Festival happened in Corpus Christi. The longest running free jazz festival in the country, the festival has its roots from Del Mar College.MarkY_Jazz_3

Two Del Mar College students who were members of the Jazz Club, Skip Vetters and Joe Gallardo, asked Gallardo’s uncle, Al “Beto” Garcia, if they could bring the jazz group to the Student Union Building of the College to perform.

According to the Jazz Festival’s website, over 150 people showed up to the performance and “the seed for the Texas Jazz Festival was planted.”

The festival took place Oct. 20-22 with 60 bands playing on four stages.

The Del Mar College MWF Jazz Band were part of Sunday’s lineup for the Jazz festival. The group was conducted by Scott Hagarty.

The next performance for the MWF Jazz Band is at 7:30 p.m. Nov 17 in the Retama Room of the Harvin Center and then for the music department’s “Holiday Spectacular” at 7:30 p.m. Dec 1 in the Richardson Performance Hall.

Trevin Roming (left) of The Dirty River Dixie Band goes all out on the piano with Kris Vargas on the trumpet.
Trevin Roming (left) of The Dirty River Dixie Band goes all out on the piano with Kris Vargas on the trumpet.

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