Alexis Cole is the featured guest with the Texins Jazz Band and the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra
The Texins are an 18-piece big band based in Dallas, TX. Founded in 1986 and operated as The Texas Instruments Jazz Band from 1986-2019. After 33.3 years and 326 concerts (including 51 guest artist concerts) they changed their name to Texins Jazz Band in 2020.
The Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra, whose Jazz Ensemble is under the direction of Kris Berg, was founded in 1972 by a group of parents, educators, and musicians who valued music education and the outcomes it could provide. The program cultivates learning and creativity, as well as social and motivational skills in over 465 talented young musicians, performing in nine ensembles. GDYO musicians socialize with a diverse group of highly talented peers from over 50 communities in the Metroplex, as well as interacting with professionals from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Dallas Wind Symphony and multiple other local music ensembles.