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Tuesday Jazz Night – First Tuesday

August 6, 2013
International Jazz styles flavor Denton’s Tuesday Night Jazz with Peruvian Psychedelic Cumbia at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., 7-9 p.m.; and New Orleans-style Dixieland

Mr. Joe (Pinson) playing trombone during First Tuesday at Banter Bistro.

Mr. Joe (Pinson) playing trombone during First Tuesday at Banter Bistro.

Jazz (8 p.m.) – followed by Parisian Gypsy Jazz (9 p,m,) at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St.,  all free!

  • Los Patos Poderosos AugustLos Patos Poderosos (The Mighty Ducks) play fun, Chica (or Chicha) music on the patio stage, Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., Denton, 7-9 p.m. Free.
Chicha, which is named after a corn-based liquor favored by the Incas, quickly spread to Lima. It became the music of choice of the mostly indigenous new migrant population – mixing even further with rock, Andean folklore and Peruvian creole music.
Meanwhile, down the street and around the corner …
  • Mister Joe & Friends play rousing originals and Dixieland Jazz, kicking off the August First Tuesday at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., at 8 p.m. The tempo changes at 9 p.m as Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton plays the romantic, and dance-able, Gypsy Jazz ala Django Reinhardt.
“Hot, Awesome Night! You never know who will show up to sing, play and dance the night away! “

About Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton

Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton playing Gypsy Jazz at Banter Bistro during First Tuesday.

Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton playing Gypsy Jazz at Banter Bistro during First Tuesday.

Founded in 2004 by clarinetist Andy Cooper, as a “loose collective of musicians wanting to preserve, protect, and defend the right to play Django Reinhardt style music together”, it has become its own popular entity, entertaining hundreds of Dentonites ever since!

Health issues have made Andy take a leave of absence – but he recently returned, sitting in his chair for a few songs.

Core musicians of Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton include: Thad Bonduris – guitar/vocals & ad hoc leadership; Leon Peek – guitar; Maristella Feustle – guitar; Jeffrey Barnes – woodwinds; Ginny Mac – Accordion/vocals; Carlo Canlas – violin; Jacob Appelt – double bass; Steven Prouty – drums.

Past members/occasional guests include: Andy Cooper – clarinet/piano; Nathan Phelps, Bach Norwood – bass; Bonnie Norris – violin; Nick Norris – guitar; Tom Nelson, Steve Horn – mandolins; Michael Mindardi – drums; David Lee Schloss – woodwinds; George Merritt, Mark Menikos, Austin Smith, Dustin Ballard – violins; Carl Finch – accordion; Kimberly Ann Cooper, Kristi Kruger, Charles Wilhoite, Karen Foster – vocals; Daniel Hart – violin/vocals.

The band specializes in acoustically-oriented Early Jazz – namely anything Django would’ve played – and anything that is FUN music! The band is even often followed around by the “NSHK dancers” – yet another “loose collective”…

OK, gang  – Cole Porter summed it up with this number from “Kiss Me Kate” …

 

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