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Live Jazz this week: Sept. 18-25

September 18, 2012

By Kathy Edwards McFarland, with contributions by “Mister Joe” Pinson

I missed a really great show Sunday night –  Brad Leali / Shelley Carrol Big Band performed at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., Denton, 7-9 p.m. – Free.
To my shame, not being one to experience many long periods of “pure-d” fun and music with good friends, I was still recovering from my 11-hour experience at the 14th Annual Denton Blues Festival at Quakertown Park. (By the way, the Blues festival offered BBQ from at least five different places. I was so in heaven!)

Shelley Carrol formerly of the Duke Ellington Orchestra and Brad Leali formerly of the Count Basie Orchestra formed a big band right here in Dallas. – take a listen:

Upcoming Live Jazz:

Tuesday, September 18: 

  • Marshall Smith & BRAZZ perform at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., Denton, 7-9 p.m. – Free. The acoustic, all-brass quintet plays resonant, full brass versions of Jazz standards from Dave Brubeck to Charlie Parker, featuring Marshall Smith on trumpet, Jordan Gheen on trumpet, Catherine Gilstrap playing French horn, Paul Burk on trombone and AG Robeson on bass trombone and tuba.
  • Snarky Puppy with The Funky Knuckles, plays Dan’s Silver Leaf, 103 Industrial, Denton, 9 p.m. $15 at the door, Buy tickets

http://bandframe.com/snarkypuppy/

Wednesday, September 19, 2012:

  • The Five O’Clock Lab Band, Directed by David Morgenroth, followed by the Four O’Clock Lab Band, Directed by Jenny Kellogg, play 9 p.m. – Midnight, at The Syndicate in the UNT Union Bldg.

Thursday, September 20: 

  • Thursday Noon Concert Series @ UNT Union One O’Clock Lounge, features the Two O’Clock Lab Band, Directed by Jay Saunders.The Two O’Clock Lab Band, directed by Jay Saunders, has released a new double CD entitled Two Twos. It’s available at UNT Jazz Studies online store as a digital product: Two Twos.

Jazz guitarist Fred Hamilton

  • An Evening with UNT Jazz FacultyFred Hamilton, guitar; Lynn Seaton, bass; and Ed Soph, drums – at UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St.   Denton, 7-9 p.m. – FREE

Friday, September 21: 

  • Oui Bis at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., Denton, at 6 p.m., followed by Wise Ruby at 8 p.m. – BOTH FREE

Oui Bis (French for “yes, again) features a variety of styles of music. Much of what we play is in the American Old Time tradition as well as Irish, Scottish and English folk dance music. We love to add to our mix Old Standards (that is to say Jazz from the early to mid 20th century), Latin American Jazz tunes of various sorts, Balkan and Slavic tunes and a handful of original tunes that might lean heavily on all of the above.

Saturday, September 22:  

  • Jazz with Alex Blair at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., Denton, at 6 p.m., followed by Doug Raney at 8 p.m.+ 2 more – ALL FREE

Listen to Alex singing “All the Things You Are,” below:

http://youtu.be/HcVOnCr-YWk

Sunday, September 23: 

  • Faculty Recital: Fred Hamilton, Professor of Jazz Guitar, with Lynn Seaton, bass; and Ed Soph, drums, in Kenton Hall, UNT College of Music Building at 3:30 p.m. – FREE
  • The 17-member Basically Basie Big Band performs on the patio at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., Denton, 7-9 p.m. – Free

Monday, September 24: 

  • Jazz Open Mike with the Michael Palma Trio at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., Denton, 7-9 p.m. – Free
  • Steve Pruitt performs at the Greenhouse Restaurant, 600 N. Locust, Denton, 10 p.m.

Tuesday, September 25: 

  • Mi Son, Mi Son, Mi Son brings Cuban folk music-inspired Jazz to Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., Denton, 7-9 p.m. – Free

Please send additions or corrections to kathyedwards57@verizon.net ASAP.

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