Cameron University’s 33rd annual Country Jazz Fusion to feature Western swing great Dave Alexander

Western Swing performer Dave Alexander Band will headline the 33rd annual Cameron University Country Jazz Fusion on Thursday, October 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the Cameron University Theatre. Alexander will join the CU Jazz Ensemble and the Cameron/Lawton Community Jazz Ensemble, both directed by Justin Pierce. Free admission is made possible by Cameron University Concerts and Lectures and the Cameron University Department of Music. General admission seating is limited to 450 patrons.

photo of Dave AlexanderThroughout his successful and award-winning career, Alexander has gained the respect of his peers while mesmerizing audiences with each performance, resulting in his being named Entertainer Of The Year by the Academy of Western Artists. Other accolades include induction in to the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame and Male Vocalist of The Year by the Academy of Western Artists. Alexander has performed and recorded with luminaries including George Strait, Toby Keith and LeAnn Rimes while carving out a stellar solo career. The four-time Grammy nominee remains as one of the nation's top-selling western artists, combining the heritage and success of yesterday's great western music with the fever and excitement of his own compositions and today's hottest musicians.

Alexander will join both the Cameron University Jazz Ensemble and the Cameron University/Lawton Community Jazz Ensemble. He will be featured on “Am I Blue?”, “Boogie Back to Texas,”  “Corrine, Corrina,” “Night Life,”  “Orange Blossom Special,”  “Since I Fell For You,”  “Sugar Moon,”  “Texas Blues,”  “Western Boogie” and a Willie Nelson medley.

The Cameron University Jazz Ensemble will perform arrangements of “Cantaloupe Island” by Herbie Hancock, “Cute” by Neal Hefti, and Erroll Garner’s “Misty,” featuring vocalist Alyssa Yates of Elgin. 

The Cameron University/Lawton Community Jazz Ensemble will perform “Body and Soul” as originally performed by Stan Kenton and “Basie Straight Ahead”, as originally performed by Count Basie and his Orchestra.

For more information, contact the Cameron University Department of Music at 580.581.2440,


October 23, 2013