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Jazz: Today through Wednesday

October 20, 2012

By Kathy Edwards McFarland, E-mail –

and “Mister Joe” Pinson, E-mail –

Jazz @ Banter Bistro

Saturday, October 20:

  • Bruce Balmer performs at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., Denton, at 6 p.m., followed by bassist Drew Phelps and guitarist Maristella Fuestle, at 8 p.m., and Diaspora (*UNT Jazz group) at 10 p.m. – ALL FREE

*Diaspora plays originals and standards and features: Adam Hutcheson: Alto/Soprano Sax, Tito Charneco: Tenor/Soprano Sax, Jose Aponte: Drums and Drew Phelps: Bass.

Drew Phelps and his bass.

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Jazz @ Sweetwater Grill & Tavern – Always 7- 9 p.m. Always Free.

Sunday, October 21:

  • Toy Hearts from England at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., Denton, on Sunday! Great Western Swing, Bluegrass!
    The Toy Hearts are:
    Sophia Johnson — acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harmony vocals; Hannah Johnson — acoustic mandolin, electric mandolin, lead vocals; and Stewart Johnson — dobro, banjo, steel guitar.


Western Swing band from the U.K., Toy Hearts.

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Monday, October 22:

  • Jazz Open Mic with the Michael Palma Trio at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., Denton, at 7 p.m. – FREE

Tuesday, October 23:

  • Mario Cruz & Friends at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., Denton, at 7 p.m. – FREE

Jazz @ UNT (University of North Texas)

Sunday, October 21:

  • UNT Faculty – Fred Hamilton – guitar and Dan Haerle– piano, perform at 3:30 p.m, Kenton Hall. FREE

    Dan Haerle


Wednesday, October 24:

  • Wednesday Night Jazz at The Syndicate, UNT Union Bldg., 9 p.m.
    – West End, Third Street, Directed by Tyler Thomas/Avenue C, UNT Jazz Singers Monica Gastelumendi/ Jimin Lee/Jennifer Barnes
    – Latin Jazz Lab Directed by Jose Aponte

Jazz @ The Greenhouse Restaurant, Mondays, 10 p.m. – Midnight.

Monday, October 22:

  • Latin Jazz artist Tito Charneco performs from 10 p.m. to midnight – $/?

Out-of-Bounds Jazz Events

Saturday, October 20:

  • Brave Combo

    Brave Combo performs in the Mall at the University of Dallas – Irving, 10:30 p.m.

  • 22nd Annual Big Band Hangar Dance, Vintage Flying Museum, 505 NW 38th St, Fort Worth, from 8 p.m.-12 a.m. The event features the Alan Glasscock Orchestra, with all proceeds benefiting the Vintage Flying Museum. Advance tickets $30. ea.or $35. ea. at the door.

Sunday, October 21:

  • Rebel Alliance Big Band

    Rebel Alliance Big Band plays Buzzbrews Deep Ellum, 2801 Commerce Street, Dallas, Sunday, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

To contribute Denton Jazz- related events, news or corrections, contact Kathy Edwards McFarland or “Mister Joe” Pinson.

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