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Denton Jazz: The days ahead

November 10, 2013

By Kathy Edwards McFarland, and contributor, Joseph Pinson

The University of North Texas College of Music has kicked in the after-burners with multiple concerts and performances daily. Those wanting a variety of music genres and shows will be stymied by the choices – along with the UNT music, the line-up includes Naked Lunch – A Steely Dan Tribute; a return of Caravan of Thieves; the wonderful Herb Alpert Tribute troupe, A Taste of Herb, and the ever-popular Polka band Ron and the Finkelsteiners.

Sunday, November 10: TONIGHT

  • Los Patos Ponderosos, the Chicha (Peruvian Psychelic Jazz) band for dancing and listening pleasure at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., 7-9 p.m. – LosPatoslogoFREE
  • Bone Doggie’s Open Mic at the Abbey Underground, 101 Walnut St., 9 p.m. – FREE

Monday, November 11: Veteran’s Day

  • UNT Brass Band performs in Winspear Hall at 7:30 p.m. – $10/8. UNT Zebras (contemporary keyboard ensemble) performs in Kenton Hall at 8 p.m. – FREE

  • Paul Slavens & Friends perform at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, 10 p.m.  – FREE
  • Late Night Jazz at the Greenhouse Restaurant, 600 N. Locust, Denton, showcases Pete Wiese and band, 10 p.m.-12 a.m. *Take Note: The Greenhouse Restaurant is closed today until Late Night Jazz.

Tuesday, November 12:

  • Fred Hamilton (guitar) and Ed Soph (drumset), UNT Faculty, perform in Kenton Hall at 8 p.m. – FREE. UNT Nova Ensemble performs in Voertman Hall at 8
    Ed Soph

    Ed Soph

    p.m. – FREE. University Singers perform in Winspear Hall at 8 p.m. – $8/10

    Fred Hamilton

    Fred Hamilton

  • A Taste of Herb, the Sounds of  Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, play their tight, fun tribute selections at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, 5 p.m. – FREE

  • Sweetwater Jazz QuartetJim Riggs, saxophone; Neil Slater, keyboard; Lou Carfa, bass; and Drum-Meister Ron Fink, brings Jazz classics to the patio stage, Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., 7-9 p.m. – FREE

Thursday, Nov. 14:

  • Jazz Trumpeter Jordan Gheen and Friends play Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., 6 p.m., followed by Open Mic Night at 8 p.m.

But wait, there’s more!

Friday, Nov. 15:

  • Traditional American Music: Old and New by Oui Bis!, at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., 6 p.m., followed by Song & Story by Richard Gilbert at 8 p.m., and
    Oui Bis!

    Oui Bis!

    Noisy Tomato Lydia Low at 10 p.m.

  • Naked Lunch: A Steely Dan Tribute – the group of area professional singers/musicians is now celebrating 15 years, will perform at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, 10 p.m., Tickets: $10. http://www.nakedlunch.net/

  • Enjoy Live Polka and Bavarian Jazz with Ron and the Finkelsteiners at Gerhard’s German Restaurant, 222 W. Hickory, 6:30-8:20 p.m.

Monday Nov. 18:

  • Caravan Of Thieves – the wild-child Gypsy Jazz band – lands on the stage at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets: $10. (They may play the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, done in the Caravan of Thieves fashion.) http://caravanofthieves.com/tour.php

  • Jeff Plant and Friends play Late Night Jazz at the Greenhouse Restaurant, 600 N. Locust, 10 p.m.-Midnight.
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