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Clancy group fires up Jazz series @ Highland Village

May 9, 2012

By Joy Tipping / Dallas Morning News Staff Writer
Via  DallasNews.com Pop Culture Blog

Jazz fans know that this area is rife with talent, with lots of it coming out of the University of North Texas jazz program in

Brian Clancy playing in the Photos of the University of North Texas One O’Clock Lab Band practicing Monday, January 25, 2010 – Denton.
(G.J. McCarthy/The Dallas Morning News)

Denton. One of the school’s emerging stars, saxophonist Brian Clancy, performed Tuesday, May 1, with his quintet at the opening of the jazz concert series at the Shops at Highland Village. The series, which runs Tuesday nights through June 26, features award-winning students, faculty and alumni from UNT.

Cliack to view Clancy video: http://youtu.be/VWDP2Knalj8

Clancy grew up in Southlake, where he started playing saxophone at the age of 11. He’s now in his last semester at UNT, pursuing an undergraduate degree in jazz studies. He spent three years in the school’s top jazz ensemble, the Grammy-nominated One O’Clock Lab Band.

Bands will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. in the courtyard between Chico’s and Italian restaurant Patrizio at the shopping center, at the corner of FM2499 and FM407 in Highland Village in southern Denton County.

Rosana Eckert

Other bands in this year’s concert lineup include the Lynn Seaton Trio on May 8, the Rosana Eckert Quintet on May 15, Brasuka! (Brazilian samba) on May 22, the Jose Aponte Latin Jazz Quintet on May 29, the James Riggs Quartet on June 5, the Luke Brimhall Quartet on June 12, saxophonist Adam Hutcheson on June 19 and the Pete Clagett Quartet on June 26. All the concerts are free and open to the public. For more info, visit http://www.theshopsathighlandvillage.com/events or call (214) 706-2529.

 

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