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What ice? Part Deux: Denton Live Jazz this week

December 10, 2013

By Kathy Edwards McFarland and Mister Joe Pinson

Denton Holiday Lighting of the Courthouse Square

Denton Holiday Lighting of the Courthouse Square

Dentonites are tough, and can’t stay held-up by layers of ice – eventually we creep out into the Icy Road Sign Covered with Frost & Ice Winter Alaskawarming sun, looking for entertainment (and some place to buy bread, eggs and milk).

Though the Denton Ice Storm 2013 hangs on, Denton Live Jazz carries on – many local venues are open and once more have a vibrant line-up of bands.

Tonight: Tuesday, Dec. 10:

Jazz Guitarist Andy LaViolette

Jazz Guitarist Andy LaViolette

  • Andy LaViolette Trio plays at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 industrial, 5 p.m. Free http://www.andylaviolette.com
  • Sweetwater Jazz Quartet (Jim Riggs, Neil Slater, Lou Carfa, Ron Fink) at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St. Free

Wednesday, December 11:

  • Jeffry Eckels Presents: Jazz at the White House (corner of Scripture and Bryan), 8-10:30 p.m. – no cover
  • Mario Cruz & Friends Special Holiday Show at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., 7-9 p.m. – FREE

    Mario Cruz portrait by Madeline Chambers

    Mario Cruz portrait by Madeline Chambers

Thursday, December 12:

  • Jazz with trumpeter Jordan Gheen at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., at 6 p.m., followed by Open Mic at 8 p.m. – BOTH FREE

Friday, December 13:

  • Denton Holiday Lighting (110 West Hickory Street) and Wassail Tasting Fest (on a much smaller scale has been tentatively rescheduled on WassailFestthis date.) 5:30-8 p.m. For updates on Denton Holiday Lighting, visit  http://dentonholidaylighting.com/, and for Wassail Tasting information, please visit http://www.dentonmainstreet.org/home/events.php.
  • Mariachi Quetzal performs at La Milpa Mexican Restaurant, 820 S. I-35E, at 8 p.m. – no cover
  • Boxcar Bandits at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., downbeat at 9 p.m. – FREE

    Boxcar Bandits

    Boxcar Bandits

Saturday, December 14:

  • Irish Session at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., at 3 p.m., followed by Neils Rosenthal-Jazz, 6 p.m., Kristy Kruger at 8 p.m., and Willie Dixon
Kristy Kruger

Kristy Kruger

Tribute hosted by Matt Grigsby at 10 p.m. – ALL FREE

Sunday, December 15:

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

Monday, December 16:MSBrazzcorrected1

  • Marshall Smith’s BRAZZ Christmas Show, brings together the “original five” members of the all-brass quintet – Marshall Smith and Jordan Gheen, trumpet; Catherine Gilstrap playing French horn, Paul Burk on trombone and AG Robeson on bass trombone and tuba – at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., 7-9 p.m. – FREE
  • Jeff Ronan Delisle plays guitar jazz at the Greenhouse Restaurant, 600 N. Locust, 10 p.m.-12 a.m.


Tuesday, December 17:

  • DentonRadio.com Night at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, 8 p.m. – FREE
  • A Taste of Herb – the Sounds of Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass play the patio stage at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., 7-9 p.m. – FREE

Please send any corrections or additions ASAP to kathyedwards57@verizon.net or joseph.pinson@verizon.net.

 

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