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Banter Bistro showcases Jazz tonight

June 4, 2013


First Tuesday, first – June 4, 2013:

  • At 8 p.m., Mr. Joe (Pinson) & Friends strike up another night of Dixieland Jazz for the First Tuesday bash at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St.,  Denton. What a stellar line of musicians, too! Featured tonight are: Joe Pinson – trombone and vocals, Captain Dave Hume – trumpet, George Merritt – banjo, Jeffrey Barnes – saxophone, clarinet, and harmonica, Maristella Feustle – guitar, Jacob Appelt – bass, Steve Prouty – drums.

On the tune list were such greats as: Sweet Georgia Brown, St James Infirmary, Avalon, My Rosetta, Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone, and Pennies from Heaven.

Mr. Joe and Friends

  • At 9 p.m., Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton, catch the best in Denton for gypsy jazz, with plenty of room to dance to the romantic swing of Django Reinhardt.

Band founder, Andy Cooper can be found either playing keyboard with Mr. Joe‘s band or taking in the Not Sos in the audience. Band leader Thad Bonduris drew together a round of talent hard to match anywhere else in the state. Tonight’s talent line up featured:

Thad Bonduris, vocals and guitar
Leon Peek, guitar
Maristella Feustle, guitar
Jeffrey Barnes, saxophone, clarinet, flute, harmonica
Ginny Mac, accordion
Carlo Canlas, violin
Jacob Appelt, bass
Steve Prouty, drums


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