Music lovers are invited to an evening featuring Latin big band jazz in association with Lone Star College (LSC)-Kingwood.

The Kingwood Big Band, under the direction of Alfredo Vélez, will present its 6th annual Kingwood Jazz Festival March 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Strawbridge United Methodist Church, 5629 Kingwood Dr. This year’s festival will feature hard bop jazz trumpeter Michael Philip Mossman.
Mossman has been active on the international scene since the age of 17. He has recorded with his own groups and with a virtual “who’s who” of the music industry. Mossman was nominated for a 2013 Grammy Award for “Best Instrumental Arrangement” for his “Afro-Latin Ellington Suite.” He has composed and arranged music for the films “Bossa Nova” and “Chico and Rita,” which was nominated for an Academy Award in 2012. Mossman is currently director of jazz studies at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College in New York City.
The Lake Houston Musical Arts Society (LHMAS) sponsors this event. The Kingwood Big Band began 13 years ago, and is currently part of the Society. The 18-piece big band is comprised of community members, doctors and professors, combined with numerous music teachers and musicians from the north part of Houston.
Tickets to the jazz festival are $20 for general admission and $15 for students and senior citizens aged 55 and older. Tickets are available online or at the door. For ticket information, visit or call 832-779-1492.

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