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What’s up in Denton Jazz this week?

August 16, 2015

By Kathy Edwards McFarland
and Joseph Pinson

Just to catch you up on my unfortunate heat exhaustion event – I am back to my usual, abi-normal self. About the success of the Ice Cream Crank-off on Walnut – great response, sweet, cool treat on a very hot Saturday, with lots of “after-the-fact” buzz.

To all our new students at University of North Texas, Texas Woman’s University and North Central Texas College … Welcome and get Welcomw toTexasready for a edifying, crazy, fun ride!

Got word from area saxophonist and UNT Masters in Jazz recipient, Spenser

Spenser Liszt. By Ed Steele Photography.

Spenser Liszt. By Ed Steele Photography.

Liszt, http://www.spenserliszt.com/,  invites you to sign up for his newsletter, for exclusive news/promotions and I will send you a free download of his debut album Until Further Notice!

Sunday, Aug. 16:

  • Dallas Ukulele Club Open Jam Session at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., at 3 pm – FREE
  • An Afternoon with Malcolm Holcombe at Dan’s Silverleaf, 130 Industrial, at 5 pm – $10
  • Bone Doggie’s Open Mic at Abbey Undergound, 100 Walnut St., at 9 pm – FREE

Monday, August 17:

  • After you get up and have your cup(s) of Joe, head down to the Patterson-Appleton Center for Visual Arts, 400 E Hickory St., to get a dose of vintage jazz from some of the best, most interesting musicians in Denton. The Vintage Jazz Society meets at 9:30 am for discussion, followed by a jam session at 10:30 am – FREE – everyone is welcome.
  • Paul Slavens & Friends – a festive (and weird) songwriting challenge – at Dan’s Silverleaf, 130 Industrial, at 8 pm – FREE

    Paul Slavens

    Paul Slavens

  • Live late night Jazz with the AMP Trio at the Greenhouse Restaurant, 600 N. Locust, from 10 pm to Midnight – FREE

Tuesday, August 18:

  • Texas Blues Crew plays the patio stage, now a wonderfully cool 78 degrees, at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., at 7-9 pm – FREE
  • Dallas’ Live Jazz Jam Session at Sandaga 813, 813 Exposition Ave, Dallas, with inspiration from the late, great Band Leader, Pianist, and Composer – Count Basie!!! Music – 8:30 pm to 1 am. $5 before 10 pm, $10 after 10 pm.
Wednesday, Aug. 19:
  • Jeffry Eckels presents “Jazz at The Whitehouse – A Vocal Showcase” from 8-10:30 pm.
    Jazz vocalist Rosana Eckert

    Jazz vocalist Rosana Eckert


    This week, The Whitehouse, corner of Bryan and Scripture, features the amazing vocal talents of Rosana Eckert, a world-class singer and composer who delivers a song with heart, soul and acumen.

More upcoming – always!

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

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