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Tuesday: Bonduris Quartet plays Sweetwater

May 27, 2013

Post-Memorial Day, leading to the month of June, is a time to join your friends at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., Denton, 7-9 p.m., for warm night on the patio, cool Margaritas and even cooler Jazz.

Tuesday, May 28:Thad Bonduris

Back by popular demand! The Thad Bonduris Quartet, featuring Thad on guitar, Dana Sudborough – vibraphone, Ross Schodek – bass, Justin Heaverin – drums.

And then comes June!

Sunday, June 2:

The Official Texas Jazz Orchestra, directed by saxophonist Jim Riggs, will squeeze its 17-member Big Band onto the patio stage.
The Official Texas Jazz Orchestra, 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.

The OTJO features 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.

Tuesday, June 4:

Drew Phelps, left, with Zeb Ernst and Lynn Seaton

Drew Phelps, left, with Zeb Ernst and Lynn Seaton

Bassist Drew Phelps brings together his “Electric Guitar Thing,” tonight showcasing his unique, open-ended Jazz compositions with the help of Paul Metzger on guitar and Steve Barnes on drums.

And the rest of June …

SweetwaterJazz June13


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