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Denton Jazz choices abound earlyin the week

June 2, 2013

We are very privileged to have such an array of music talent performing for free, or for nominal ticket prices in Denton.TipJar

(Please remember to kick in a few $ when the tip jar comes around.)

Talent and experience rule the Sunday gigs – and new talent shows up playing Late Monday Night Jazz.

Sunday, June 2: 

  • The Official Texas Jazz Orchestra – the 17-member Big Band is lead by saxophonist Jim Riggs, prepare to be blown away – at Sweetwater Grill &Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., Denton, 7-9 p.m. – FREE

Monday, June 3:

  • Vintage Jazz Society meets at the Center for Visual Arts, 400 E Hickory St, Denton, at 9:30 a.m. for discussion, followed by a jam session at 10:30 a.m. – everyone is welcome – FREE
  • UNT Jazz Quartet member and pianist Marcos Merino plays Late Night Jazz at the Greenhouse Restaurant, 600 N. Locust, Denton, 10 p.m.- Midnight.

    Marcos Marino

    Marcos Marino

The UNT Jazz Quartet, which includes Juan Chaves, trumpet, Marcos Merino, piano, Dave Farrell, bass, and Justin Heaverin, drums, plus John Murphy on tenor sax, will play at the University Jazz Festival in Medellín, Colombia in June as part of a 12-day trip to play concerts and offer workshops sponsored by Colombo Americano Medellín.

Tuesday, June 4:

  • Drew Phelps and his Electric Guitar Thing, featuring Paul Metzger on electric guitar and drummer Steve Barnes, atBassist Drew PhelpsBassist Drew Phelps

    Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., Denton, 7-9 p.m. – FREE

  • Mister Joe Jazz Band (Dixieland Jazz) at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., Denton, 8 p.m., then at 9 p.m., Gypsy Jazz by Le Not So
    Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton (with Andy Cooper.)

    Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton (with Andy Cooper.)

    Hot Klub du Denton – Free

    Core musicians of Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton now include: Thad Bonduris – guitar/vocals & ad hoc leadership; Leon Peek – guitar; Maristella Feustle – guitar; Jeffrey Barnes – woodwinds; Ginny Mac – Accordion/vocals; Carlo Canlas – violin; Jacob Appelt – double bass; Steven Prouty – drums.The band specializes in acoustically-oriented Early Jazz – namely anything Django Reinherdt would’ve played – and anything that is FUN music!

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