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Busy as a buzzzzn’ bee: Denton Live Jazz

February 8, 2015

And so much more …

By Kathy Edwards McFarland and Mr. Joseph Pinson

So, the venues are maxing out with, not only, regular weekly and monthly music performances, but University of North Texas is offering its Spring

University of North Texas Murchison Performing Arts Center

University of North Texas Murchison Performing Arts Center

Semester College of Music guest lectures, concerts, recitals, philharmonic symphonies, and the bands playing Thin Line Film Festival. If you cannot find something to do in Denton, you don’t want to. (I mean, peeps, even a blind man knows when the sun is shining!)

FMI, check out:
Dan’s Silverleaf schedule – http://www.danssilverleaf.com/.
Banter Bistro at http://dentonbanter.com/.
Sweetwater Grill & Tavern – http://sweetwatergrillandtavern.com/.
UNT College of Music – http://music.unt.edu/

Late BreakingJefferey Barnes, notable multi-instrument musician and well-known Dentonite, announced yesterday on Facebook he is leaving Brave Combo after 31 years with the nuclear polka band. (See http://popcultureblog.dallasnews.com/2015/02/for-31-years-jeffrey-barnes-has-been-in-brave-combo-today-he-quit-the-band.html/)ThinLine2015

TONIGHT – Tuesday, February 3:

  • First Tuesday (Pre-Valentine’s Day-Post-Ground Hog Day) Celebration at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St.Mister Joe Jazz Band (Jeffrey Barnes,Thad Bonduris, Kris Chesky, Andy Cooper, Maristella Feustle, Bach Norwood, Steve Prouty) at 8 p.m., followed by Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton at 9 p.m. – FREE
  • UNT Faculty & Guest Artists concert with Mary Karen Clardy & Federica Lotti (flute) and Pamela Mia Paul & Massimo Somenzi (piano) perform in Voertman Hall at 8 p.m. – FREE
  • Woody’s Rampage at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., 7-9 p.m. – FREE
  • Eddie Gomez, Stefan Karlsson, & Ed Soph at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, 9 p.m. – $/12/15

Wednesday, February 4:

  • Jeffry Eckels presents Jazz at The Whitehouse – A Vocal Jazz Showcase (corner of Scripture and Bryan) from 8 to 10:30 p.m. – vocalist and
    Ginny Mac with  Jeffry Eckels at the White House in June.

    Ginny Mac with Jeffry Eckels at the White House in June.

    accordionist Ginny Mac is back!– no cover

  • UNT Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Itkin, in Winspear Hall at 8 p.m. – $8/10
  • UNT Three O’Clock & Two O’Clock Lab Bands in Gateway Center at 9 p.m. – $4

Thursday, February 5:

  • Kevin Kerby, Brent Best, Chris Briggs at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, at 8 p.m. – $/?
  • UNT One O’Clock Lab Band with Bobby McFerrin in Winspear Hall at 8 p.m. – SOLD OUT (bummer, but live streaming is an OK alternative)

    Award-winning vocal Jazz artist Bobby McFerrin © Carol Friedman

    Award-winning vocal Jazz artist Bobby McFerrin © Carol Friedman

  • Open Mic at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., 8 p.m. – FREE

Friday, February 6:

  • UNT Baumer String Quartet performs in Voertman Hall at 8 p.m., Trombone Showcase II in the Recital Hall at 8 p.m. – FREE
  • Dunashay Thomas performs at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., 9 p.m. – FREE
  • Neils Rosendahl 4-tet at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., 6 p.m., followed by Texas Sky at 8 p.m., Melissa Ratley at 10 p.m. – ALL FREE
  • Pageantry + Deer People + Jacob Metcalf at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, 9 p.m. – $7

Saturday, February 7:

  • Lost Poet Lounge at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., at 6 p.m., Madera Wind Quintet at 8 p.m. – BOTH FREE
  • Future Self, Burnt Sienna Trio, Christianos, Birds of Night, Brave Young at  Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, 8 p.m. – $10

Sunday, February 8:

  • UNT Guest Artists Ann Bradfield and Kyle Hutchins (saxophone) perform in Voertman Hall at 6:30 p.m. – FREE. Dan Haerle & Friends in
    Dan Haerle Group at the Seabreeze.

    Dan Haerle Group at the Seabreeze.

    Kenton Hall at 3:30 p.m. – FREE

  • Bone Doggie’s Open Mic at the Abbey Underground, 101 Walnut St., at 9 p.m. – FREE
  • Pub Quiz Apocalypse at  Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, at 4 p.m. – $/?, followed by Hares on the Mountain at 6:30 p.m. – FREE

Monday, February 9:

  • Live Jazz Night at the Greenhouse Restaurant, 600 N. Locust, from 10 p.m. to Midnight – FREE
  • Paul Slavens & Friends at  Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, 8 p.m. – FREE

    Paul Slavens

    Paul Slavens

Tuesday, February 10:

  • Deja Vu plays the patio stage at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., 7-9 p.m. – FREE
  • UNT Symphonic Band in Winspear Hall at 7:30 p.m. – $8/10
  • DentonRadio.com Night at  Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, at 8 p.m. – FREE

Please send corrections or additions to kathyedwards57@verizon.net or joseph.pinson@verizon. net ASAP.
A copy of this document is also available at: http://www.josephpinson.com
Some of the programs in Winspear Hall at UNT are offered online as a live stream. For possible access check this site 10 minutes prior to an event:
http://recording.music.unt.edu/live

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