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End of April Live Jazz schedule

April 21, 2013

By Kathy Edwards McFarland and “Mister Joe” Pinson

… these are very exciting times.

Sunday, April 21: 

  • The New Rainbows (Alyse Hashi, flute, & Robert Hokamp, guitar) at Blue Mound United Methodist Church at 4:30 pm – FREE – Blue Mound UMC is north of Milam Road exit of I-35 as you go toward Sanger.  You can see it from the freeway.
  • A Taste of Herb (Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass Tribute Band) at Gerhard’s German Restaurant, 222 W. Hickory St., Denton,
    A Taste of Herb  Ed Steele photograph

    A Taste of Herb
    Ed Steele photograph

    from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

  • The Official Texas Jazz Orchestra at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 11 S. Elm, Denton, 7-9 p.m. – FREE

The jazz orchestra is the project of former University of North Texas jazz bandleader and saxophone player Jim Riggs. The orchestra boasts some strong sax men, too: UNT jazz studies chairman John Murphy, Chris McGuire, and Clay and Jim Pritchard. Keith Jourdan, Tyler Mire, Jack Evans, Rodney Booth and UNT faculty trumpet professor Mike Steinel are on trumpets. Mark Burgess, Chris Seiter, Greg Waits and A.G. Robeson play trombone in the orchestra. The rhythm section is UNT music faculty pianist Stefan Karlsson, UNT music faculty member Lynn Seaton on bass and Matt Young on the drums.
Details: The musicians play for tips at Sweetwater. Cover is free, but fans are invited to order from the bar and the restaurant menu.

Monday, April 22: 

  • University of North Texas Composers Forum presents Spectrum in the Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theatre, 8 p.m. – FREE
  • Spenser Listz and his quartet featuring Spenser Liszt – Tenor Saxophone, Addison Frei – Keyboard, Perrin Grace – Electric Bass and Jonny Harmon – Drumset, play Late Night Jazz at the Greenhouse Restaurant, 600 N. Locust St.,  Denton, 10 p.m.-Midnight.

Tuesday, April 23:

  • Ronnie and the Rowdies play vintage Jazz at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 11 S. Elm, Denton, 7-9 p.m. – FREE

  • UNT Percussion Ensembles present Global Rhythms in Voertman Hall at 8 p.m. – $10/8

Wednesday, April 24:

Thursday, April 25:

 Friday, April 26:

Denton Arts & Jazz Fest

Quakertown Park, 321 East McKinney (Corner of McKinney and Bell), Denton, Texas.

April 26, 2013, Friday, 5pm-11pm
April 27, 2013, Saturday, 10am-11pm
April 28, 2013, Sunday, 11am-9pm


Friday, April 26 @ 9 p.m. – David Sanborn

Saturday, April 27 @ 9 p.m. – The “Original” Blues Brothers Band

Sunday, April 28 @ 7 p.m. – Brave Combo

Remember your sunscreen, walking shoes and camera when you come to the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival!

This is a celebration of the arts in a community known for embracing and nurturing music, dance, choral, drama and the visual arts. The free event is produced by the Denton Festival Foundation, Inc. with the generous support of sponsors such as the Dallas/Fort Worth American Federation of Musicians Local 72-147 and the City of Denton. Held the last full weekend in April at Denton’s Quakertown Park, the event features seven stages of continuous music, fine art, crafts, and food, games and information booths in a beautiful, outdoor setting.

Coming down from a very busy festival weekend …

Tuesday, April 30: Los Patos Poderosos

  • a Chicha music group helps refresh and recover at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., Denton, 7-9 p.m.

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