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First Tuesday Jazz @ Banter

February 5, 2013

By Thad Bonduris
Bonduris Music

Tonight – February 4, 2013 –

Andy Cooper playig with Mr. Joe's Jazz Band, January 8 at Banter Bistro. He's back!

Andy Cooper playing with Mr. Joe’s Jazz Band, January 8 at Banter Bistro. He’s back!

First Tuesday at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., Denton, features Mr. Joe Jazz – the best in live, New Orleans-style Dixieland, at 8 p.m.

At 9 p.m. – Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton takes you to the romantic, French side of Jazz with Gypsy Swing ala Django Reinhardt.


Founded in 2004 by clarinetist Andy Cooper, as a “loose collective of musicians wanting to preserve, protect, and defend the right to play Django Reinhardt-style music together”, it has become its own popular entity, entertaining hundreds of Dentonites ever since!

Health issues have made Andy take a leave of absence—but his chair anxiously awaits him! Core musicians of Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton now include: Thad Bonduris – guitar/vocals & ad hoc leadership; Leon Peek – guitar; Maristella Feustle – guitar; Jeffrey Barnes – woodwinds; Ginny Mac – Accordion/vocals; Carlo Canlas – violin; Jacob Appelt – double bass; Steven Prouty – drums.

Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton plays at Banter Bistro

Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton plays at Banter Bistro

Past members/occasional guests include: Andy Cooper – clarinet/piano; Bach Norwood – bass; Bonnie Norris – violin; Nick Norris – guitar; Tom Nelson, Steve Horn – mandolins; Michael Mindardi – drums; David Lee Schloss – woodwinds; Mark Menikos, Austin Smith, Dustin Ballard – violins; Carl Finch – accordion; Kimberly Ann Cooper, Kristi Kruger, Charles Wilhoite, Karen Foster – vocals; Daniel Hart – violin/vocals.

The band specializes in acoustically-oriented Early Jazz—namely anything Django would’ve played—and anything that is FUN music! The band is even often followed around by the “NSHK dancers”—yet another “loose collective.”

The central engagement, “house gig”, or “universe around which NSHK revolves” is: FIRST TUESDAY of every month, at BANTER BISTRO 219 W. Oak Street Denton, TX 76201. Also, there are occasional others (as well as private event availability)…we’ll keep you posted, so:
SEE Y’ALL THERE, s’il vous plaît.


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