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This week in Denton Jazz: June 11-18

June 12, 2013

North Texas has turned up the heat – Summer is here, but the sounds of cool Jazz fill the air, seemingly every night, and some days, in Denton, Texas. Here’s the latest line-up. Choose your music, band and venue – and have a great time.

Thursday, June 13:

  • The Mothers at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., Denton, at 6:30 p.m. – followed by Open Mic at 8 p.m. – BOTH FREE
  • Chris Watson + The Mighty Orq Solo at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, Denton, at 9 p.m. – $7

Friday, June 14:

  • University of North Texas Bass Bash Finale Concert in the College of Music, Voertman Hall, 7:30 p.m. – $/?
  • Bubba Hernandez (with Robert Hokamp, Jimi Tunnell, and Arjuna Contreras) at the LABB Sports Bar, 218 W Oak St, Denton, 9Bubba bigpoundingheart p.m. – $/?
  • Ron and the Finkelsteiners at Gerhard’s German Restaurant, 222 W. Hickory St., Denton, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – no cover
  • Mariachi Quetzal performs during the dinner hour La Milpa Mexican Restaurant, 820 South Interstate 35E – FREE

Saturday, June 15:

  • The southern-jazz based, unique musicianship, lyrics, and storytelling of Faunfables + Warren Jackson Hearne & Le Leek Electrique at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, Denton, at 10 p.m – $12/15

  • Niels Rosendahl (jazz) at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., Denton, at 6 p.m., followed by Jordan Burchill & Sean Giddings at 10 p.m. – ALL FREE

Sunday, June 16:ToyHearts UK westernswing

  • The Toy HeartsStewart Johnson, his daughters Sophia and Hannah – bring their quality Bluegrass and Western Swing to the patio stage at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., Denton, 7-9 p.m.

Monday, June 17:

  • Vintage Jazz Society meets at the Center for Visual Arts, 400 E Hickory St, Denton, at 9:30 a.m. for discussion, followed by a jam session at 10:30 a.m. – everyone is welcome – FREE
  • Trumpeter Jordan Gheen and his Jazz stylings at the Greenhouse Restaurant, 600 N. Locust, Denton, 10 p.m.-Midnight.

    Jordan Gheen, left, playing with the Walton Stout Band.

    Jordan Gheen, left, playing with the Walton Stout Band.

Tuesday, June18:

  • A Taste of Herb: Sounds of  Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, Denton, 5 p.m. – FREE

    A Taste of Herb  Ed Steele photograph

    A Taste of Herb
    Ed Steele photograph

  • The rich, resonant tones of Marshall Smith’s (all-brass, all-acoustic) BRAZZ plays Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., Denton, from 7-9 p.m. – FREE

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

 

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