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Live Jazz this week – June 7-13

June 7, 2012

Brave Combo

Compiled by “Mister Joe” Pinson and Kathy Edwards McFarland.

Terrific Jazz music is scheduled throughout the week at new and established venues.

  • Friday, June 8:
    Classical Guitar at Banter Bistro, 219 W Oak, Denton, 6 p.m., followed by Big Round Spectacles (Zach Balch & Karyna Cruz) at 8 p.m.- FREE
  • Live music in the laid-back atmosphere of  The Cellar 22, 219 E. Hickory, Denton, 9 p.m. “Rob Donnelly, Southern Rock and Country artist, is performing tonight,” said co-owner Amanda Espinoza. “He won’t be a regular, but I do try to have music as much as possible on Friday and Saturday evenings.”
  • Brave Combo at the Scat Jazz Lounge, 111 West Fourth in Ft. Worth, at 9 p.m.

Saturday, June 9:

  • Harp & Drum – Irish Jam Session at Banter Bistro, 219 W Oak, Denton, at 3 p.m., Jazz pianist Austin Byrd at 6 p.m. and Singer/Songwriters Night at 8 p.m. – ALL FREE
  • Cornell Hurd Band plays Western Swing at Dan’s Silver Leaf Saturday at 7 p.m.

    Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, Denton, presents Cornell Hurd and Friends, based in South Austin since 1990. The CHB offers some incredibly enticing Western Swing dance music that is layered with a phenomenal sense of humor. The players are fantastic and not to be missed if you like boot scootin’… plus it’s an uber early show, 7 p.m.! Ticket -$10.

  • Jazz vocalist Jennifer Escue offers up her relaxed repertoire of original songs and popular standards in the laid-back atmosphere of  The Cellar 22, 219 E. Hickory, Denton, 9:30 p.m.
  • Brave Combo at the Kessler Theatre, 1230 West Davis Street in Dallas, 7:30 pm – fundraiser for The Promise House.

Monday, June 11:

  • Fundamental plays late night at the Greenhouse Restaurant, 600 N. Locust, Denton, 10 p.m. – Midnight. Fundamental features Devin Eddleman– Alto Saxophone, Nick Salvucci


    Tenor Saxophone, Spenser Liszt– Bass Clarinet, Lane Garner– Guitar, Mike Luzecky– Bass, Luke Angle – Drums. Click to view “Development” –

  • A Taste of Herb – Tribute to Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass at Dan’s Silverleaf , 103 Industrial, Denton, 10 p.m. – FREE

Tuesday, June 12:

  • Sweet ballads and cool jazz standards from house band Sweetwater Jazz Quartet, featuring Jim Riggs on sax; Neil Slater playing keyboard; drummer Ron Fink and Lou Carfa on bass at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm, Denton, 7 – 9 p.m. – FREE
  • Pete Clagett

    Trumpeter Pete Clagett’s Quartet (Click for a sample: performs at The Shops at Highland Village for the Tuesday Evening Jazz at the Fountain, 7 – 9 p.m.
    The Shops at Highland Village is at the NW corner of FM 2499 and FM 407, Highland Village, Texas.

Wednesday, June 13:

  • Enjoy Cristina and LatinVibes Best Salsa and Merengue Live Band at Simone Lounge, 222 W Hickory, Denton, 5 p.m. every Wednesday evening.

FMI visit:

Banter Bistro:

Cafe du Luxe:

The Cellar 22:

Dan’s Silver Leaf:

The Greenhouse Restaurant:

Hickory Street Lounge:

Simone Lounge:

Sweetwater Grill & Tavern: www.sweetwatergrillandtavern

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