Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series bringing jazz quintet to Northwestern

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Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series bringing jazz quintet to Northwestern

February 8, 2016

 Justin Pierce Jazz Quintet date

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will play host to the Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series’ next performance -- The Justin Pierce Jazz Quintet.

This ensemble will bring a taste of jazz to Alva at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16, in the Herod Hall Auditorium.

Justin Pierce is a saxophonist and professor of music at Oklahoma Baptist University. He currently is completing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of North Texas (UNT), where he also earned a Master of Jazz Studies degree.

While at UNT, he served as lead alto saxophonist in the One O'Clock and Two O'Clock Lab Bands. As a freelance woodwind performer, Pierce has performed with The Glenn Miller Orchestra, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, The Temptations, The O'Jays and Wayne Newton. The Justin Pierce Jazz Quintet performs jazz standards with a contemporary jazz flavor.

Tickets to the performance will be sold on an “as available” basis at $15 for adults and $10 for students and can be bought at the Graceful Arts Center, Holder Drug, Rialto Movie Theater and the Northwestern Bookstore.

For more information about the concert series go to or please contact Kimberly Weast, chair of the Department of Fine Arts, at (580) 327-8462 or by email at

The Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series is supported by the Alva Tourism Convention Development Committee, the Oklahoma Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Charles Morton Share Trust.