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Banter’s First Tuesday warms up a busy week

March 2, 2013

By Kathy Edwards McFarland

First Tuesday @ Banter Bistro, 219 W Oak St  Denton, kicks off the evening New Orleans style with Strictly Dixie, playing Dixieland

Banter Bistro Denton

Banter Bistro Denton

Jazz from 8-9 p.m.

At 9 p.m., Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton (not France) takes the stage with a fabulous array of talented musicians, playing Gypsy Swing ala Django Reinhardt – for your listening and dancing pleasure. (I personally favor their rendition of “Caravan.”)

About Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton (not France)

Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton

Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton

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! (Andy has been sitting in these past few First Fridays.)

Core musicians of Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton now include: Thad Bondurisguitar/vocals & ad hoc leadership; Leon Peekguitar; Maristella Feustleguitar; Jeffrey Barneswoodwinds; Ginny MacAccordion/vocals; Carlo Canlasviolin; Jacob Appeltdouble bass; Steven Proutydrums.

Past members/occasional guests include: Andy Cooperclarinet/piano; Bach Norwoodbass; Bonnie Norrisviolin; Nick Norrisguitar; Tom Nelson, Steve Hornmandolins; Michael Mindardidrums; David Lee Schlosswoodwinds; Mark Menikos, Austin Smith, Dustin Ballardviolins; Carl Finchaccordion; Kimberly Ann Cooper, Kristi Kruger, Charles Wilhoite, Karen Fostervocals; Daniel Hartviolin/vocals.

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