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Friday and more – Jazz in Denton

November 15, 2013

Friday, November 15:

Kristy Kruger Quartet featuring Robert Gomez on guitar, Bach Norwood on upright bass, and Todd Unruh on the drums, at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., 9-11p.m. – FREE

Robert Gomez, left and Kristy Kruger.

Robert Gomez, left and Kristy Kruger.

Oui Bis at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., 6 p.m, followed by Song and Story, hosted by Richard Gilbert, at 8 p.m., and Lydia Low at 10 p.m. – ALL FREE

Oui Bis is based in Denton, Texas and plays throughout the North Texas area. Featuring its own rendition of dance music from a variety of American eras including old standards, Latin American jazz, Parisian Gypsy Jazz, both Northern and Southern American Old Time, Irish Traditional, and music from written by modern performers.

UNT U-Tubes (jazz trombone ensemble) performs in Kenton Hall at 5 p.m. – FREE – UNT Avenue C Vocal Jazz Ensemble performs in Voertman Hall at 8 p.m. – FREE

Mariachi Quetzal performs at La Milpa Mexican Restaurant, 820 S. I-35E, at 8 p.m. – no cover

Naked Lunch (Steely Dan tribute band) at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, at 10 p.m. – $10

http://www.nakedlunch.net/#!video/vstc1=pretzel-logic

Saturday, November 16:

Not Jazz, but significant – Oaktopia Music and Culture Festival will take up five locations in Downtown Denton – Andy’s, Hailey’s, Banter, J&J’s Pizza and Williams’ Square (the Wells Fargo parking lot), 2 p.m. – $22

UNT Mariachi Aguilas performs in Winspear Hall at 6:30 p.m. – FREE

UNT Mariachi Aguilas

UNT Mariachi Aguilas

Sunday, November 17:

Kum Bah! Yah! Yah! Fundraiser (Two Tons of Steel, Lincoln Durham, and Basically Basie’s Big Band) at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, at 6:30 p.m. – $20

Proceeds go to Orant Charities – connecting individuals who have a desire to share their abilities, time, and talents with the needs of the orphaned, the poor, and the vulnerable around the world. We do this through partnerships and targeted projects such as water development and healthcare. We also support efforts to promote nutrition and skill development among the youth. http://www.orantcharities.org/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzii7pqc4-A

The Official Texas Jazz Orchestra at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S,. Elm St., 7-9 p.m. – FREE

The Official Texas Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Jim Riggs plays Sweetwater Grill & Tavern.

The Official Texas Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Jim Riggs plays Sweetwater Grill & Tavern.

Third Street and West End Vocal Jazz Ensembles in UNT Kenton Hall at 6:30 p.m. – FREE

Bone Doggie’s Open Mic at the Abbey Underground, 101 W. Walnut St., 9 p.m. – FREE

Monday, November 18:

Vintage Jazz Society meets at the Center for Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory St., 9:30 a.m. for discussion, followed by a jam session at 10:30 a.m.

Caravan of Thieves

Caravan of Thieves

Gypsy-swing folk band Caravan of Thieves returns to Dan’s Silverleaf at 8 p.m. – $10

Late Night Jazz with Jeff Plant, the Greenhouse Restaurant, 600 N. Locust, 10 p.m.

Tuesday, November 19:

UNT Super 400 Jazz Guitar Ensemble in Kenton Hall at 8 p.m. – FREE

Heather Paterson

Heather Paterson

Heather Patterson/Neil Slater Quartet with Jeffry Eckels and Stockton Helbing at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S,. Elm St., 7-9 p.m. – FREE

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