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Tax Day blues won’t darken Denton’s Live Jazz ops

April 15, 2014

Denton Jazz – Live: April 14-21

By Kathy Edwards McFarland and Joseph Pinson
For corrections, additions, contact kathyedwards57@verizon. net or joseph.pinson@verizon.net.

Editor’s note: Monday was not kind to me when I attempted to post this – so, this post includes Monday event. Happily Tuesday seems to be much better.

Monday is more than the traditional beginning of a work week. So what, if it’s 40-something with a cold North wind and the sun decided to hide out behind gray clouds. We’ve got music (Jazz music). This week offers many University of North Texas students in end-of-school-year recitals and concerts. Catch late night Jazz at the Greenhouse Restaurant, or Paul Slavens and Friends at Dan’s Silverleaf, and more DentonRadio.com performances in and around Denton throughout the week.

Monday, April 14:

  • CEMI Concert – Intermedia Performance Arts Program, 8 p.m., Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theater- College of Music Building, University of North Texas. Want to see what all the hype is about with the UNT music program? Come by and hear for yourself!
  • Boxcar Bandits play their unique “skunkgrass” at Mulberry Street Cantina, 110 West Mulberry Street, 11 p.m. FMI: http://www.boxcarbandits.com/?category_name=press
  • Live Jazz Night with Quintet at The Greenhouse Restaurant, 600 N. Locust, 10 p.m. Band members: Clark Erickson – keyboard; Pete Weise – guitar; Jacob Smith – bass; Zach Forsyth – drums; and Matt Young – drums Pete speaks – “Improvised. Chartless, and possibly topless if Clark still thinks it’s Halloween. Come hang and listen to some sounds we’ve never heard before.”
  • Paul Slavens and Friends compose your song ideas on the spot – the more you tip, the more likely they’ll write your song. 10 p.m., Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, Denton.

TONIGHT: Tuesday, April 15:

  • UNT Global Rhythms in Voertman Hall at 8 p.m. – $10/8.
    Third Street and West End Vocal Jazz Ensembles perform in Kenton Hall at 8 p.m. – FREE

Wednesday, April 16:

  • Adam Carroll at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, 8 p.m. – $10
  • UNT Super 400 Jazz Guitar Ensemble in Kenton Hall at 8 p.m. – FREE
  • Jeffry Eckels presents, Jazz at the White House (corner of Bryan and Scripture Denton, Texas), A Vocal Showcase, 8-10:30 p.m. This
    Jeffrey Eckels Trio at the Whitehouse, Wednesday for the Vocal Jazz Showcase.

    Jeffrey Eckels Trio at the Whitehouse, Wednesday for the Vocal Jazz Showcase.

    week, we feature the Incomparable Rosana Eckert, Gabe Evans (a solid pro currently playing with the UNT One O’Clock Band) on piano, Matt Young (the areas most talented up and coming young drummer) on drums and yours truly on bass.
    “NEVER A COVER! The White House boasts Denton’s finest atmosphere for listening to live music. Last Wednesday the weather was so beautiful we played outside in the garden! All you Sweetwater fans, COME ON DOWN! You won’t be disappointed. Great food, beer, wine, coffee drinks and the best prices in town!”

Thursday, April 17:

  • Alex Blair at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., 6 p.m. – Open Mic at 8 p.m. (sign-up 7:45 p.m.) – BOTH FREE
  • Jazz Trio Music (Jim Riggs, Neil Slater, Jeffry Eckels) at Hickory Street Lounge, 212 E. Hickory St.,  5:30 p.m. – no cover
  • Tigran Hamaysian, UNT Guest Artist, performs in the College of Music Recital Hall at 8:30 p.m. – FREE

Tigran Hamasyan – piano, Sam Minaie – Bass, and Arthur Hnatek – Drums

http://jazz.unt.edu/node/2060

Friday, April 18:

  • Mariachi Quetzal performs during the dinner hour at La Milpa Mexican Restaurant, 820 S. I-35E, at 8 p.m. – no cover
  • Oui Bis – Yes, Again! plays a variety of traditional American music, spanning the years and genres, at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., at 6 p.m,
    Oui Bis - Yes, again! are Steve Prouty, Leon Peek, George Merritt, Maristella Feustle, Allison Cami and Steve Horn. - See more at: http://firstfridaydenton/#sthash.FgI5zFZJ.dpuf

    Oui Bis – Yes, again! are Steve Prouty, Leon Peek, George Merritt, Maristella Feustle, Allison Cami and Steve Horn. – See more at: http://firstfridaydenton/#sthash.FgI5zFZJ.dpuf

    followed by Song & Story with Richard Gilbert at 8 p.m., and The Fresh Baked Boys at 10 p.m. – ALL FREE

  • Andrew Tinker CD Release at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, at 9 p.m. – $7
    Andrew Tinker’s artistry lies in the ever changing texture of his music. Sometimes raw, sometimes refined, his songs reflect a broad range of pop genres unified by standout vocals and exceptional musicianship. Known throughout North Texas for his live performances as a pianist and singer, he is also an enthusiastic guitarist and songwriter, as showcased by his recordings.

About:

In spring 2009, Tinker independently released his first full length album, It Takes the World. A native Texan, the artist has performed and recorded with various local ensembles, and was a founding member of the Polyphonic Spree in 2000. He recorded French horn on the band’s first two albums, earning a UK silver record for The Beginning Stages of the Polyphonic Spree. He left the group in 2003 to attend the University of North Texas and eventually pursue a solo career.

After some lineup changes in 2012, Tinker took a short hiatus from the live stage; burrowing into his private Big Acre Sound studio in Copper Canyon, TX. In August 2013 the solo artist was prominently featured on the full length feature film soundtrack for Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (Lakeshore Records) and his newest full length project is due Spring 2014 on Dallas independent label Hand Drawn Records.

Saturday, April 19:

  • Horace Bray at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., at 6 p.m., followed by Baloney Moon at 8 p.m., and Red and the Musical Experience at 10
    Horace Bray

    Horace Bray

    p.m. – ALL FREE

  • Smooth, sultry standards with Neil Slater and Heather Patterson at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, at 5 p.m.
  • Los Patos Ponderosos + Senior Fin + Delia Haunt + Jen Hill at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, 9 p.m. – $5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7leMj-miZSw

Sunday, April 20:

  • Bone Doggie’s Open Mic at the Abbey Underground, 100 Walnut St., at 9 p.m. – FREEBoneDoggies open mic nights

Monday, April 21:

  • Vintage Jazz Society meets at the Center for Visual Arts, 400 East Hickory, at 9:30 a.m. for discussion, followed by a jam session at 10:30 a.m. – FREE
  • UNT Spectrum (composers forum) in Voertman Hall at 8 p.m. – FREE
  • Late Night Jazz with Alex Hann, at the Greenhouse Restaurant, 600 N. Locust, from 10 p.m. to midnight – no cover

Tuesday, April 22:

  • A Taste of Herb at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, at 5 p.m. – FREE

“A Taste of Herb” is the premier Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass tribute band in the North Texas – Metroplex area. ATOH is dedicated to reviving the sounds and feel of the once popular style of music. In the 1960’s, the music of Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass could be heard on the top radio shows of the time, as well as television and the big screen. The music of Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass is quirky, retro, hip, sometimes cheesy, but always groovy!

  • UNT Avenue C Vocal Jazz Ensemble performs in Voertman Hall at 8 p.m. – FREE
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