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Open Mic Night added to Sweetwater roster

August 30, 2012

Karen and Jimmy Meredith, owners of Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., Denton, just keep upping the Jazz quotient at their popular Denton eatery and watering hole.

“Starting Monday, September 10, we will present a Jazz open mic night, 7 p.m. each Monday,” said Karen Meredith. “The Michael Palma Trio will be the house band. Sounds like another great night of jazz at Sweetwater!”

Michael Palma Trio

Check out the September band roster for a “Who’s Who” of fun, fabulous and professional Jazz performers.

Sweetwater Jazz for September

Sunday, Sept. 2 –
Brian Clancy Quintet : Recent University of North Texas Jazz Studies graduate, and saxophonist Brian Clancy, leads his group in a wide range of Jazz standards, Rat Pack Revival tunes and original compositions.

Tuesday, Sept. 4 –
Jimi Tunnell GroupJazz-Fusion Meister, Tunnell brings his creative electric guitar “voice” to bear as he fronts (barefoot) his band members – most having connections with Trilateral Commission, Steps Ahead or Weather Report.

Sunday, Sept. 9 –
Rosana Eckert Quartet – Rosana, Queen of Scat, fronts her band for a night of pure Straight-Ahead Jazz sound and style.

Tuesday, Sept. 11 –
Sweetwater Jazz Quartet – featuring Neil Slater (Keys), Jim Riggs (Sax), Lou Carfa (Bass) and Ron Fink (Drums) . The House Band breaks into Jazz standards, fluidly handing off solos and improvisations, a trademark of this well-known Sweetwater Jazz staple.

Sunday, Sept.16 –
Brad Leali/Shelley Carrol Big Band – Count on these two Heavy-Jazz-Hitters to lead a stellar band in an array of Basie and Ellingtonmusic.

Shelly Carrol and Brad Leali are not only UNT alums, but also played with the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

Tuesday, Sept. 18 –
Marshall Smith & Brazz – The all-brass, all-acoustic brass quintet, led by Smith, creates a new dimension to Jazz standards – from Charlie Parker to Dave Brubeck – with resonant, pure tones.

Sunday, Sept. 23 –
Basically Basie Big Band – Can 17 Jazz musicians, their music stands and chairs fit on the Sweetwater Patio stage? You bet! Enjoy this Big Band of University of North Texas Alums and recent graduates do Basie the way it should be done.

Tuesday, Sept. 25 –
Mi Son, Mi Son, Mi Son – Join the Cuban Folk Music feast – offered up by this five-member, Denton-based, “Son” band.

Sunday, Sept. 30 –
Bubba Hernandez y los Super Vatos – You cannot help but cut loose when Bubba and his band get “wild and crazy” on the last night of September.

All Music is at 7pm – Free

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