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Rob Verdi in SAXsational

“SAXsational!” featuring Rob Verdi to Perform

Irving Arts Center, Carpenter Hall, on January 10, 2015

Veteran jazz saxophonist with local band as part of Entertainment Series of Irving’s

 2014 - 2015 Concert Season


“SAXsational” is a unique concert event combining the deft of a seasoned jazz artist with student and community bands.  Southlake Swing Band will join Verdi for a program of popular jazz standards and movie and television favorites at Irving Arts Center Carpenter Hall, 3333 North MacArthur, Irving Texas, 75062, on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.  Single tickets for this event are $20 at the door (plus $1.50 venue fee); discounted admission is available for students and educators.  This project is funded in part by the City of Irving through the Irving Arts Board.  For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 972-252-ARTS or visit,


SAXsational” is a musical, educational and community enrichment home-run that band directors, students, parents and presenters have embraced.  His 2014-2015 tour includes nearly 70 concerts.  Rob Verdi is a Los Angeles-based freelance professional.  He is also a founding member of the classic swing ensemble “Side Street Strutters,” a featured performing group at Disneyland since 1985 and successful touring act.  Verdi has a renowned touring reputation as a solo performer as well based on his 2008 creation, “Saxophobia.”  The show features his enormous collection of instruments, including a six-foot tall contrabass saxophone.  He has recorded two self-produced solo albums, “Prose and Conn-versations, featuring the Conn-O-Sax” (2005) and “Saxophobia” (2007). 

The Entertainment Series of Irving is the oldest cultural institution in the community, presenting international talent since 1955.  This all-volunteer nonprofit organization is committed to enriching the cultural life of Irving through live performances.  Thanks to the generosity of Patrons and Sponsors these concerts are offered at affordable, family-friendly prices. 

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