And All That Jazz

Posh restaurants? Classy dames? Stylish boutiques? Sure, Big D's got those. But nothing exudes class like a celebration honoring the best in North American jazz music. And, baby, we've got that too. The University of North Texas Jazz Studies Division and the town of Addison are banding together for a ninth time to host the North Texas Jazz Festival. More than 50 big band, combo and vocal jazz groups from the United States and Canada are scheduled to perform at the festival. All performers were hand-picked to represent the best in middle school, high school and college-level jazz. The three-day event will run Thursday through Saturday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, located at 14315 Midway Road in Addison. All daytime events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit
April 16-18, 2009
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Kelly Knickerbocker