Brianne Sargent

    An alumna of the DSO’s Young Strings program, Brianne Sargent began playing cello at age 12. After studying at BTWHSPVA, she competed her high school education at Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. She graduated in 2010 from the Baldwin-Wallace Music Conservatory where she studied with Regina Mushabac, teaching apprentice to the legendary Janos Starker. Brianne is currently a cellist in the Odysseus North Texas Chamber Orchestra, leads the genre-bending band Skinny Cooks, plays electric bass for Melody Memory and occasionally teaches for Young Strings. She primarily plays classical, jazz, funk, soul/R&B and experimental music on cello and jazz, funk, rock, soul/r&b and gospel on bass.

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Freddie Jones

  Freddie Jones is a popular jazz trumpet player and composer in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Freddie has taken his trumpet and his group on the road, performing in hot spots from Austin, to Chicago, New York and everywhere in between. He has also performed in Paris, The Hague and Rotterdam.As well as festivals all over US. His band, the Freddie Jones Jazz Group, never fails to pull in the audience and deliver an exciting sound. Jones’ great talent, bred from his musical roots in Memphis, his jazz studies degree from the University of North Texas, and his passion for playing, have earned him a devoted following in contemporary jazz circles. Freddie has shared the stage with such greats as David Sanborn, Freddie Hubbard, Chuck Magione, George Benson and Najee. Since 2014 Freddie Jones has been the Official Trumpet Player for the Dallas Cowboys Football Team. In 2010 Freddie founded Trumpets4Kids Foundation to be able to donate trumpets to students who can’t afford them.  

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