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Denton Jazz this week – June 5-11

June 6, 2013

Thursday, June 6:

  • PUXABrazilian rock tribute to Gilberto Gil, at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., Denton, at 6 p.m., followed by Open Mic at 8 p.m. – BOTH FREE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8Ob2-admRA

  • Puxa vida – pronounced “poosha veedah” – means “wow” in Portuguese!
    The Gilberto Gil (http://www.gilbertogil.com.br/) tribute band playing in his rockin’ music from the ’70s Tropicalia movement and collaborations with Os Mutantes, Gal Costa and Elis Regina! PUXA band members: Grace Wright, Robert Hokamp, Ji Sung Kim, Alex Browne, Justin Heaverin, Meejee Lee, and Mafe Naranjo

Friday, June 7:

  • Grace Wright (jazz) at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., Denton, at 6 p.m.- followed by Lisa Markley at 8 p.m. and Honest Shaun at 10 p.m. – ALL FREE

Lisa Markley sings a J. Paul Slavens tune backed on piano by Slavens, formerly of Ten Hands, and on harmonica, multi-instrumentalist Jeffrey Barnes of Brave Combo.

  • Ron and the Finkelsteiners at Gerhard’s German Restaurant, 222 W. Hickory, Denton, at from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – no cover
  • Mariachi Quetzal performs during the dinner hour La Milpa Mexican Restaurant, 820
    Mariachi Quetzal

    Mariachi Quetzal

    South Interstate 35E, Denton – FREE

Saturday, June 8:

Bonduris Studio Students at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., Denton, at 4 p.m., followed by Jake Dester (jazz) at 6 p.m., Andrew Jackson Band at 8 p.m., and Ellie Meyer at 10 p.m. – ALL FREE

Sunday, June 9:

  • Los Patos Poderosos plays their infectious percussion, psychedelic Andean melodies, called Chicha/Peruvian Cumbia, featuring South American female vocalists, Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., Denton, 7-9 p.m. – Free
    Vocals: Mafe Naranjo, Monica Gastelumendi, Laura Otero; Guitars: Robert Hokamp, Ronin Delisle, Jesse Coulter; Percussion: Joe Cripps, Andrew Scott
  • The Jazzmeisters play the stage at Gerhard’s German Restaurant, 222W. Hickory St., Denton, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – no cover

Monday, June 10:

  • Keyboardist Clark Erickson brings his Jazz stylings to the Greenhouse Restaurant, 600 N. Locust, Denton, 10 p.m. – Midnight

Tuesday, June 11:

Jim Riggs and Neil Slater

Jim Riggs and Neil Slater

  • Sweetwater Jazz Quartet (Jim Riggs, sax; Neil Slater, keyboard; Lou Carfa, bass; and Ron Fink, drums) plays the patio stage at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., Denton, 7-9 p.m. – Free

    Sweetwater Jazz Quartet drummer Ron Fink.

    Sweetwater Jazz Quartet drummer Ron Fink and bassist Lou Carfa.

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

 

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