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The Great Thaw brings renwed music energy

February 25, 2015

By Kathy Edwards McFarland and Joseph Pinson

Winter did not get us down for long. Music carries on in many genres throughout Denton. Pick something, go, enjoy. Savor the flavor.

What ice?

What ice?

http://www.jazzonthetube.com/videos/buddy-defranco-/hot-blues.html

Wednesday, February 25:

  • Jeffry Eckels presents Vocal Jazz Showcase at The Whitehouse, corner of Scripture and Bryan, from 8-10:30 p.m. – no cover
Carolyn Lee Jones

Carolyn Lee Jones

Carolyn Lee Jones and Friends featuring Jeffry Eckels on bass, Paul Metzger on guitar, and Ann MacMillan on drums. Each Wednesday evening is a showcase of jazz at The Whitehouse in Denton, a hip coffee and wine bar with delicious food and treats, no cover charge. Come early and stay late.

  • Open Mic at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., from 8-10 p.m. – FREE
  • University of North Texas Faculty, Guest Artist & Student Recital (violin, viola, cello, piano) in Voertman Hall at 8 p.m. – FREE
    Nine & Eight O’Clock Lab Bands in Gateway Center at 9 p.m. – $4

Thursday, February 26:

  • UNT Wind Symphony performs in Winspear Hall at 7:30 pm – $8/10 ***
  • Skagg Phillips + Volt Revolt + Cory Patrick Coleman at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, at 9 p.m. – $7
  • Laurynn Grimes at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., at 6 p.m., followed by Open Mic at 8 p.m. – BOTH FREE

Friday, February 27:

  • UNT Opera & Concert Orchestra perform The Tales of Hoffmann in the Lyceum Theatre at 8 p.m. – $35/25/15
    Tales of Hoffman art print

    Tales of Hoffman art print

    Trombone Showcase III in Voertman Hall at 8 p.m. – FREE

  • Shantala Kirtan with Heather & Benji perform at the Denton Yoga Center, 118 W Congress, at 7:30 p.m. – $20/25
  • Classical Guitar at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., at 6 p.m, Wise Ruby at 8 p.m., David Byboth at 10 a.m. – ALL FREE
  • Vinyl + The Red Death + Chase Ryan and the Grave at  Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial at 10 p.m. – $7

Saturday, February 28:

  • UNT Reading Series at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., at 6 p.m, The Lightning Crispies, 8 p.m. – BOTH FREE
  • The Demigs CD Release at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial at 10 p.m. – $10

Sunday, March 1:

  • UNT Opera & Concert Orchestra perform The Tales of Hoffmann in the Lyceum Theatre at 3 p.m. – $35/25/15
  • Bone Doggie’s Open Mic at the Abbey Underground, 100 Walnut St., at 9:00 pm – FREE

Monday, March 2:

  • Vintage Jazz Society meets at the Patterson-Appleton Center for Visual Arts,  400 E Hickory St., at 9:30 a.m. for discussion, followed by a jam session at 10:30 a.m. – FREE – everyone is welcome
  • UNT Brass Band performs in Winspear Hall at 7:30 pm – $8/10 ***
    Nathan Olson (violin) and Christopher Guzman (piano) perform in Voertman Hall at 8 p.m. – FREE
  • Live Jazz at the Greenhouse Restaurant, 600 N. Locust St., from 10 p.m. to Midnight – FREE

Tuesday, March 3:

  • Le Not Sos with guest vocalist Sophia Quebe.

    Le Not Sos with guest vocalist Sophia Quebe.

    The Very Last First Tuesday Celebration at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St.Mister Joe Jazz Band at 8 p.m., followed by Le Not So Hot Klub

    From upper left, clockwise: Jeffrey Barnes, Andy Cooper, A.C. Bell and Joe Pinson.

    From upper left, clockwise: Jeffrey Barnes, Andy Cooper, A.C. Bell and Joe Pinson.

    du Denton at 9 p.m. – BOTH FREE. Bring your cameras, take photos. Banter Bistro will close at the end of March to make way for the restaurant – the 940s.

  • Acoustix Crossroads plays Bluegrass on the patio stage at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., 7-9 p.m. – FREE
  • Double Bass Trio, UNT Guest Artists, perform in the Recital Hall at 6:30 p.m. – FREE
    William Scharnberg (horn), John Scott (clarinet), and Bret Serrin (piano) with UNT Faculty, in Voertman Hall at 8 p.m. – FREE
    Fred Hamilton (jazz guitar) in Kenton Hall at 8 p.m. – FREE

    Fred Hamilton

    Fred Hamilton

  • Texas Woman’s University Wind Symphony in Margo Jones Performance Hall at 7:30 p.m. – $/?

Please send corrections or additions ASAP.
A copy of this document is also available at: http://www.josephpinson.com

*** Some of the programs in Winspear Hall are offered online as a live stream. For possible access check this site ten minutes prior to an event:
http://recording.music.unt.edu/live
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