The Cameron University Department of Art, Music and Theatre Arts will present the 39th annual Country/Jazz Fusion Concert on Tuesday, November 5, with special guest Jody Nix. The award-winning fiddler and singer will perform with the Cameron University Jazz Ensemble and the Cameron University/ Lawton Community Jazz Ensemble. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. in the Cameron University Theatre. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for senior citizens, military members and students K-12. CU students, faculty and staff are admitted at no charge with CU-ID. The concert is made possible by Cameron University Lectures and Concerts.
Directed by J.D. Little, Assistant Professor of Music and event organizer, the CU Jazz Ensemble and the Community Jazz Ensemble will share the stage with Nix to present an eclectic mix of popular jazz, Western swing and country songs.
A native Texan, Nix has music in his blood. As the son of Hoyle Nix, a member of Bob Wills famed Texas Playboys, he found himself recording with the Western swing legend when he was just 21 years old. A versatile musician and singer, Nix and his band, The Texas Cowboys, are on the road playing more than 100 shows a year. During the course of his career, he has worked with legends including Bob Wills, Ray Price, Marty Robbins, Red Steagall, and George Strait.
He has been honored with the National Cowboy Hall Of Fame’s Western Heritage Wrangler Award for outstanding contribution to western music and has been inducted into the Western Swing Society Hall of Fame, the Texas Western Swing Hall Of Fame, and the Northwest Western Swing Music Society Hall Of Fame. In May 2016, Nix received the Living Hero of Western Swing Award from the Cowtown Society Of Western Music.
October 28, 2019