Skip to content

Denton Jazz: July 26-30

July 26, 2013

Countermeasure to summer doldrums – Denton Live Jazz.

By Kathy Edwards McFarland

Live music is everywhere this summer. Revel in the selection and variety of Jazz styles this week.

Friday, July 26:

  • Ron & the Finklesteiners play Bavarian Country Music at Gerhard’s German Restaurant, 222 W. Hickory St., Denton, 7-9 p.m.

    Ron and the Finklesteiners playing Gerhard's German Restaurant

    Ron and the Finklesteiners playing Gerhard’s German Restaurant

  • Mariachi Quetzal performs at La Milpa Mexican Restaurant, 820 S. I-35E, at 8 p.m. – no cover
  • Great Music Tonight @ Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., Denton. 6 p.m. – Classical Guitar; 7 p.m. – Bruce April Nicholle Bond; 8 p.m. – Zero Buffalo ; 10 p.m. – The Tissue Issue: A Musical Satire  (Mexican Beer day all day $3.00! )

Saturday, July 27:

  • 2008 UNT Mariachi camp

    2008 UNT Mariachi camp

    University of North Texas Mariachi Workshop Concert, Winspear Performance Hall – Murchison Performing Arts Center, 2 p.m Directed by Donna Emmanuel with Special guest instructor, Sr. Jose Hernandez, the founder of Mariachi Sol de Mexico. www.soldemexicoonline.co

  • Lane Garner – Jazz opens the Live Music line-up tonight at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., Denton, 6 – 7:45 p.m.; followed by My Kickdrum Heart, 8-9:45 p.m. and 11:40, 10-11:45 p.m.

Sunday, July 28:

  • Mi Son, Mi Son, Mi Son plays Cuban Son and traditional Cuban music on the patio at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., Denton, 7-9 p.m. – Free. Band members are David Pierce, Vocals and
    Mi Son, Mi Son, Mi Son is, from left: Jose Perez, David Pierce, Robert Gomez and Ross Schodek. Joe Cripps, not pictured also plays with the band.

    Mi Son, Mi Son, Mi Son is, from left: Jose Perez, David Pierce, Robert Gomez and Ross Schodek. Joe Cripps, not pictured also plays with the band.

    Trombone/ Robert Gomez, Vocals and Tres/ Ross Schodek, Bass/ Joe Cripps, Congas/ Jose Perez, Bongo. Order some yummy quesadillas and a refreshing beverage, then dance to the infectious Cuban rhythms. ( Denton Record-Chronicle published a brief write-up July 26 – you may want to get there early for a table/chair.)

Monday, July 29:

  • Jake Dester’s FEATSC Vol. 1: Primordial Salutation debuts at the Greenhouse Restaurant, 600 N. Locust St., Denton, 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. No cover.
Jake Dester

Jake Dester

“This performance is the first of a concept project I have been concocting since May 2012. It is to serve as a harbinger for the inevitable revelation of the nine-movement, Electronic Dance Music-inspired, interdisciplinary composition I have entitled ‘FEATSC’,” said composer and saxophonist Jake Dester. (FeatSC is is an abbreviated term, spoken and heard as “Feet Sauce” – that is, sauce for your feet i.e. dance music. “FEATSC Mvt. VI. which, conceptually, is the realization by the living that death is inevitable. Read more about the concept here if you wish: http://jakedester.com/category/featsc/.
Also, we will be performing new arrangements of three covers: “Thinkin’ Bout You” by Frank Ocean, “Thong Song” by Sisqo, and “Total Eclipse of the Heart“, the power ballad made popular by Bonnie Tyler.
The remainder of the two-set show will be comprised of fresh interpretations of pre-existing originals. This joint will be one of them:https://soundcloud.com/jakedester/heroine
FEATSC.: Katya Aubry (vocals), Jake Steinberg (talkbox) – Band: Jake Dester (composition, saxes, and background vocals), Stuart Mack (trumpet), Carl Lundgren (trombone), Keith Packman (tuba), Graham Black (keyboard), Lane Garner (guitar), Alex Browne (basses), Jonny Harmon (drum set), and Sam Friedland (pitched percussion)

Tuesday, July 30:

  • Brian Clancy & Friends play Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., Denton, Free. Back in Denton for a few days before returning to his West Coast music schedule, saxophonist Brian Clancy offers some great jazz with his talented friends.

 

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: