Bonham -- Perhaps the only thing more enjoyable than watching James Dering's fingers dance on the keyboards is watching how much his students enjoy watching the remarkable musician at work.
Dering could make a living passing from town to town on the concert tour, but instead the Grayson County College Music Program Director has chosen to pass his considerable knowledge and obvious love for music on to another generation.
The Grayson County College Jazz Combo took the stage Thursday evening for the listening pleasure of another large crowd of music fans at
In only its second year of existence, the GCC Jazz Combo is carving out a name across
Dering studied under one of today's most highly respected jazz pianists, Ellis Marsalis, the father of four professional musicians: Wynton, Branford, Delfeayo and Jason Marsalis.
Dering even worked for a time as a professional jazz pianist in
This year's Music in the Garden concert series will wrap up Thursday, June 17 when gospel and contemporary Christian musical group X-alt, from Faith Church in Sherman, takes the stage at Creative Arts Center. Complimentary lemonade and cookies will be served. A $5.00 family donation or $2.00 individual donation at the gate is appreciated. The CAC is located at 200 W Fifth Street, Bonham.
For more information, call 903-640-2196.