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Denton Live Jazz starts tonight

January 27, 2014

By Kathy Edwards McFarland

This is only the beginning of Live Jazz this week, Denton Jazz-ers. I’ll post more listings for later in the week, but for now, enjoy!

Monday, Jan. 27:

With Jordan Gheen and Drew Zarimba Addison Frei 4tet @ The Greenhouse.

With Jordan Gheen and Drew Zarimba Addison Frei 4tet @ The Greenhouse.

Monday offers the late night crowd fantastic Live Jazz at the Greenhouse Restaurant, 600 N. Locust, from 10 p.m. – 12 Midnight. Tonight, trumpeter Jordan Gheen heads up a tight group of up-and-coming Jazz musicians. (Spenser Liszt begins his Denton Farewell Tour tonight.)

Tuesday, Jan. 28:

Dave Zoller and Daybreak Express - ready to impress, playing the music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.

Dave Zoller and Daybreak Express – ready to impress, playing the music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.

Dave Zoller’s Daybreak Express (the music of Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn) plays the patio stage at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St. The band features Dave Zoller, keyboard: Shelley Carrol, saxophone: Jack Evans, trumpet: Tony Baker, trombone: Jonathan Fisher, bass: Alan Green, drums, 7-9 p.m. – no cover

Wednesday, Jan. 29:

Jeffry Eckels presents: Jazz at the White House (on the corner of Bryan and Scripture streets, in Denton )
Tonight’s vocal showcase, 8-10:30 p.m. presents Rosana Eckert, singing her originals and classic arrangements of standards.
The Eckels band features Jeffry Eckels – bass, Matt Young – drums, Addison Frei – piano

Thursday, Jan. 30:

Abbey Underground, 100 W. Walnut St., showcases Spenser Liszt and His Disciples, who “will run down” Spenser’s debut album “Until Further Notice,” featuring Spenser Liszt – Tenor Saxophone, Horace Bray – Guitar, Mike Luzecky – Electric Bass, and Terence Hobdy – Drumset. “We will not wait around to start, so make sure and get there early,” said Spenser. (Copies of the album will be available for $5.)

Immediate following will be The Basically Basie Big Band (17, or so, of the top University of North Texas Jazz students led by Devin Eddleman). No Cover. 21+

Saturday, Feb. 1:

A busy night at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, as Mother Falcon / Wild Moccasins / Chinaski take turn playing their best stuff, beginning at 10 p.m. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets $10. advance, $13. at door. All ages welcome. Tickets available at

About Mother Falcon

Born in Austin, Texas, Mother Falcon began to coalesce around multi-instrumentalist and composer Nick Gregg while the members were still

Mother Falcon chamber-music Big Ensemble.

Mother Falcon chamber-music Big Ensemble.

teenagers, coming together via orchestral and chamber music classes. Composing as a collective, the 18-piece ensemble includes several multi-instrumentalists, and most players contribute vocals as well. Guitarist/pianist Claire Puckett, accordionist/pianist Tamir Kalifa and percussionist/saxophonist Issac Winburne form the creative core along with Nick Gregg.

While fans and critics alike have delighted in the band’s 2011 debut LP Alhambra, the highlight of their recent Austin shows was performing material from their upcoming new album You Knew, due May 7th.

Mother Falcon will move to New York City for the month of June, and to Los Angeles all of August, to promote You Knew (funded in part via an Indiegogo campaign) with weekly club residencies and regional touring. In July, the band will conduct its second annual Music Laboratory, a summer camp for middle and high school orchestra students.


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