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April @ Sweetwater all Jazzed up

April 5, 2013

Can we get a high-five for Jazz Appreciation Month at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 South Elm Street, Denton, Texas? One of the busiest Live Jazz venues offers an awesome line-up – made all the better with refreshing beverages and brews, and a excellent menu. All Music is at 7 p.m. – Free

Check out the roster:

Sunday, April 7:

  • N’Awlins Gumbo Kings – Can’t go wrong this great New Orleans Jazz band featuring – Mike Sizer-tenor/clar, Steve Howard-trpt, Brad Herring-trombone, Brian Piper-piano, Jeff Eckels-bass, Bobby Breaux-drums

Video of N’Awlins Gumbo Kings on “Good Day” FOX 4_KDFW-TV Dallas/Fort Worth, 6-24-2009

Tuesday, April 9:

  • Sweetwater Jazz Quartet featuring Neil Slater, keyboard;  Jim Riggs, Sax; Ron Fink, drums and Lou Carfa, electric bass. The
    Sweetwater Jazz Quartet

    Sweetwater Jazz Quartet

    Sweetwater house band sets a great atmosphere with straight -ahead jazz, and standards.

Sunday, April 14:

  • Diaspora


    Please join us April 14th from 7-9pm for Diaspora’s CD Release Party. Featuring Evan Weiss, Tony Baker, Brad Leali, Stefan Karlsson, Fred Hamilton, Jose Aponte, and yours truly – Tito Carneco! We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, April 16:

  • Evidence/Music of Thelonious Monk: Named ‘Evidence’ (after Monk‘s piece of the same name), the group was founded by jazz
    Dave Zoller

    Dave Zoller

    pianist/composer/arranger Dave Zoller and includes saxophonist Pete Gallio, double bassist Jonathan Fisher and drummer Woody Berner.  Thelonious Monk was truly one-of-a-kind in jazz.  His melodies long perceived by musicians and audiences alike to be ‘weird’ and beyond the understanding of most mortals – have become ‘mainstream’ jazz material.  There has probably been far more recorded covers of his music since his death in 1982 than during his lifetime.  There is finally a musical group devoted entirely to Monk‘s music.

Sunday, April 21:

  • The Official Texas Jazz Orchestra – 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, 7-9 p.m. For details, visit
    The Official Texas Jazz Orchestra

    The Official Texas Jazz Orchestra

    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

Tuesday, April 23:

  • Ronnie & The Rowdies plays some of the best vintage Jazz around -the band features Ron Fink – drums; Brian Stanbridge – trumpet; Bob Krenkel – clarinet; Lynn Seaton – bass; and Josh Hanlan – piano

Tuesday, April 30:

  • Los Patos PoderososChicha music!! Featuring Mafe Naranjo – vocals; Monica Gastelumendi – vocals; Robert Hokamp – Guitar; Chris HokampDrumset; Jesse Coulter – Bass; Ronan Delisle – Guitar; and Joe Cripps – Percussion


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