The Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra is pleased to have Keith Karns take the State Theatre stage with them. Keith Karns is an Alaskan born trumpet player, composer and bandleader. Based in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex, Keith is regularly engaged in various jazz and commercial engagement in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Kansas. Keith's quintet and big band are features in the Dallas jazz scene and perform regularly across the country. Keith is an ASCAP and Downbeat award winning composer and has composed and arranged music for professional and collegiate groups across the country.