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SFA Swingin Axes and Aces Concert

Date: Apr 21, 2023
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM


The jazz bands of Stephen F. Austin State University – the Swingin’ Axes and Swingin’ Aces – will perform original works by SFA music faculty members, along with the music of Sammy Nestico, Duke Ellington, and other jazz greats, in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 30, in Cole Concert Hall.

The Swingin’ Axes will perform “Ymir’s Bones” by Dr. Ben Morris, assistant professor of composition, from Morris’ debut album, "Pocket Guides," released in June 2022 on Origin/OA2 Records. The Swingin’ Aces will perform “By My Side” by Sammy Nestico; “Caravan” by Duke Ellington and Juan Tizol; “Act Your Age” by Gordon Goodwin; and “Freddie Freeloader” by Miles Davis, among others.

Concert tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. To purchase tickets, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit For additional information, contact the SFA School of Music at (936) 468-4602.

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