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The Official Texas Jazz Orchestra @ Sweetwater

March 20, 2013

Do you revel in live Big Band music? Join the crowd Sunday, on the Sweetwater patio, for your chance to hear The Official Texas Jazz Orchestra. The 17-piece band plays Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., Denton, Sunday, March 24, 7-9 p.m. For details, visit

 About OTJO

The Official Texas Jazz Orchestra, led by saxophonist Jim Riggs, brings together University of North Texas Jazz faculty, and many other outstanding musicians from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, who have performed in the UNT One O’Clock Lab Band. Members of the Official Texas Jazz Orchestra have played with many Jazz greats, such as Count Basie, Woody Herman, Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton and Buddy Rich. Members the Official Texas Jazz Orchestra have also accompanied world-renowned performers such as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Ray Charles and Elvis Presley. The Big Band was one of the headline performers at the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival in 2011.


SAXOPHONES: James Riggs, John Murphy, Chris McGuire, Clay Pritchard, and Jim Pritchard

TRUMPETS: Keith Jourdan, Tyler Mire, Jack Evans, Rodney Booth, and Mike Stienel

TROMBONES: Mike Burgess, Chris Seiter, Greg Waits, and A.G. Robeson

RHYTHM: Stefan Karlsson, piano; Lynn Seaton, bass; Matt Young, drumset


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