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April 20, 2012

Steve Wiest

By Kathy Edwards McFarland
Celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month – all year long.

University of North Texas Jazz Studies Division is busy as a buzzing bee this month and this weekend. Take in one of these choice bits of Live Jazz brought to you by UNT’s best: (For more details, click on )

Friday, April 20, 2012:

  • One O’Clock Lab Band: Clinic/Concert at the Performing Art Center in Allen, Texas – ALL DAY
  • Senior Recital: Maria Penatzer, 5-6 p.m. in Kenton Hall, Room 282 in the UNT Music Building.

Saturday, April 21, 2012:

  • One O’Clock Lab Band: Clinic/Concert at the Performing Art Center in Allen, Texas – ALL DAY

Sunday, April 22, 2012:

  • Faculty Recital: The Groove Merchants bring its groove to Kenton Hall in the UNT Music Building, with the stellar line-up of Steve Weist (Associate Professor. Director of the One O’Clock Lab Band, Coordinator of Lab Bands, Conducting College Jazz Ensembles, Applied jazz trombone;) Brad Leali (Assistant Professor. Applied jazz saxophone, Three O’Clock Lab Band, jazz performance fundamentals for saxophone;) Ed Soph (Professor. Applied jazz drumset, rhythm section master class;) Lynn Seaton (Associate Professor. Applied jazz bass, improvisation, rhythm section master class;) and Stefan Karlsson (Professor. Applied jazz piano, improvisation, small groups, rhythm section master class) – 5:30 p.m.
  • Jazz Piano Lecturer Michael Palma and “Shadowboxer” will be performing in concert at 8 p.m. in Kenton Hall of the UNT music building.
    “Shadowboxer” will be performing all original music and this concert will be filmed by Mystics Creative production

    Michael Palma

    company and will be released along with Michael’s debut CD early this summer all over the world including Itunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, etc. Come be apart of this monumental event that will be the launching of Palma’s most ambitious project yet.
    “Shadowboxer” is: Michael Palma (faculty) – Piano and keyboard, Gavin Kelso (UNT grad) – bass, and Matt Young (current student) – drums.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012:

  • Fred Hamilton Group(Hamilton is a UNT Professor of Applied jazz guitar, improvisation,

    Fred Hamilton

    rhythm section master class) at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 E. Hickory St., Denton, 7-9 p.m. – FREE

Further on up the week – Denton Arts & Jazz Festival, Quakertown Park: April 27, 28 and 29, 2012

Denton Arts and Jazz Festival – UNT Showcase Stage

Friday, April 27, 2012
  • 5 p.m. – UNT Jazz ForumThe Sergio Pamies Group; 6 p.m. – UNT Jazz ForumThe Jisung Kim Group; 7 p.m. – UNT Mariachis Aguilas; 8 p.m. – UNT Zebras Keyboard Ensemble; 9 p.m. – UNT Latin Jazz Ensemble

Saturday, April 28, 2012 (All day)

  • UNT Jazz Vocalists - 2010

    10 a.m. – UNT Jazz Forum …The Jordan Gheen Group; 11 a.m. – UNT U-Tubes Trombone Ensemble; 12 p.m. – UNT Jazz Repertory Ensemble … Lab Band Madness … 1 p.m. – Nine O’Clock Lab Band; 2 p.m. – Eight O’Clock Lab Band; 3 p.m. – Seven O’Clock Lab Band; 4 p.m. – Six O’Clock Lab Band; 5 p.m. – Five O’Clock Lab Band; 6 p.m. – Four O’Clock Lab Band; 7 p.m. – Three O’Clock Lab Band; 8 p.m. –  Two O’Clock Lab Band; 9 p.m. – One O’Clock Lab Band

Sunday, April 29, 2012

  • 11 a.m. – UNT Jazz ForumThe Chris Reardon Group; 12 p.m. – Jazz Vocalist Emily Merrell; 12:15 p.m. – Jazz Vocalist Jacqueline Sotelo; 12:30 p.m. –  Jazz Vocalist Kaela Bratcher; 1 p.m. – UNT Jazz Singers IV; 1:30 p.m. – UNT Jazz Singers III; 2:10  p.m. – UNT Jazz Singers II; 3 p.m. – UNT Jazz Singers I; 4 p.m. – UNT 335 Guitar Ensemble; 4:45 p.m. – UNT Super 400 Guitar Ensemble; 5:45 p.m. – UNT L-5 Guitar Ensemble; 7 p.m. – UNT Jazz ForumThe Austin Byrd Group

    3 o'Clock Lab Band - 2010

As of this post: 7 days, 3 hours, 8 minutes, 4 seconds until Denton Arts & Jazz Festival.

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