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Lots of Live Jazz in Denton

March 31, 2014

By Kathy Edwards McFarland

Here’s some of it – more to post, soon.

Monday, March 31:

  • Late Night Jazz with New York over Texas, live at the Greenhouse Restaurant, 600 N. Locust, from 10 p.m. to midnight – no cover
    Horace Bray Group - A Collective Creative Exrerience

    Horace Bray Group – A Collective Creative Experience

    This is New music inspired by the likes of Kneebody, Tigran, Ben Wendel, Brad Mehldau, and Mark Turner. Includes a lineup of Stuart Mack on Trumpet, Horace Bray on Guitar, Jake Greenburg on Electric Bass, Connor Kent on Drums and Symbols, and Mark Hartsuch on Tenor Saxophone/B. Clarinet

  • Paul Slavens & Friends at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, at 10 p.m. – FREE

Tuesday, April 1:

Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., First Tuesday, First Friday - good music, libations, food and freinds.

Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., First Tuesday, First Friday – good music, libations, food and freinds.

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  • First Tuesday at Banter Bistro, 219 W, Oak St.Mister Joe Jazz Band plays rousing Dixieland Jazz at 8 p.m., followed by Gypsy Jazz with Le
    J. Paul Slavens

    J. Paul Slavens

    OuiBismusiciansNot So Hot Klub du Denton at 9 p.m. – FREE

Wednesday, April 2:

  • Branson Garner’s Graduate Jazz Composition and Arranging Recital, UNT Voertman Hall, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
    Come join me and more than 60 of some of the best musicians at UNT for my graduate jazz composition and arranging recital! This is the capstone of my graduate work at North Texas and it’s going to have something for everyone with four different ensembles playing my arrangements and original compositions. I’m really excited to have these talented musicians play this music.

Friday, April 4:

  • First Friday (http://firstfridaydenton.com/about/) Established in 2010. The longest running monthly event for artists, and artisans and OUIBisCreative4142014businesses that cater to art lovers in Denton, Texas. Historic Downtown Denton lights the night, with art, music and fun – featuring Oui Bis – Yes Again! at Creative Art Studio, 227 W. Oak St., #101, Denton.
  • “Inspired By The Greats,” Aaron Hedenstrom’s second DMA recital, 5 p.m., UNT Kenton Hall. This one is a handful of compositions and arrangements inspired by some of the best jazz legends in history: Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Thad Jones, Gil Evans, Maria Schneider, Clare Fischer, and Charlie Parker with StringsFeaturing the Aaron Hedenstrom Orchestra and string quartet.

About Mother Falcon

Mother Falcon began as a jam session among a group of high school cellists eager to break out of the classical repertoire that predominated their musical training. Since then, the band has evolved as an organic collective of classically trained young musicians determined to push their artistry into new musical territory.

Receiving as many accolades for their intimate chamber performances as for their electrifying club shows, Mother Falcon has crafted a signature soundscape by blending rock, jazz and hip hop rhythms with swirling horns and strings that alternately lead and support equally inventive vocal arrangements. In addition to violins, cellos, saxophones, and trumpet, the band includes piano, accordion, banjo, and bassoon.

Saturday, April 5:CubanFire

  • UNT Latin Jazz plays music from Stan Kenton’s Cuban Fire album, UNT Stan Kenton Hall, 6:30 p.m. The band is a full big band and sounds great. (FMI: https://music.unt.edu/)

 

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