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Friday, onward – Jazz in Denton

April 4, 2014

By Kathy Edwards McFarland

Starting off Friday may be a challenge for Dentonites, and businesses having experienced the wild weather – wind, hail, rain, etc. – Thursday afternoon and evening. (Close quarters in the walk-in closet with my husband and two cats until the sirens ceased.) But resilient as ever, scheduled Denton Live Jazz music will proceed, accordingly.

Friday, April 4:

  • Mariachi Quetzal performs at La Milpa Mexican Restaurant, 820 S. I-35E, at 8 p.m. – no cover

    Mariachi Quetzel

    Mariachi Quetzel

  • Mother Falcon + Leoncarlo + China Ski at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, at 9 p.m. – $12/15

First Friday Music: First Friday Denton was established to promote art and business in Downtown, Denton, Texas. It is the longest running regularly scheduled retail event in Denton. FMI:

  • Local Singer-Songwriters Richard Gilbert and Ellie Meyer will perform original songs at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., 6 p.m. in a song swap. Live Local Jazz follows at 7 p.m., and Son Slim’s Gems at 8 p.m. – ALL FREE
    (Son Slim is a Dallas-based blues performer taking major influence from his father, blues legend Texas Slim.)
  • Oui Bis - Yes, again! are Steve Prouty, Leon Peek, George Merritt, Maristella Feustle, Allison Cami and Steve Horn. - See more at: http://firstfridaydenton/#sthash.FgI5zFZJ.dpuf

    Oui Bis – Yes, again! are Steve Prouty, Leon Peek, George Merritt, Maristella Feustle, Allison Cami and Steve Horn.

    Oui Bis – Yes, again! plays at A Creative Art Studio, 227 W Oak, Suite 101, 7-9 p.m.
    Oui Bis is a band that provides popular music reflecting the populous, focusing on nostalgic styles from American culture, from modern days reaching back as far as the Civil War.

    The variety of musical styles that America calls its own was first brought to our land by immigrants coming from Europe and the East, from Africa and South America.

Saturday, April 5:

  • The Horace Bray Group (jazz) at Banter Bistro at 6 p.m. – Will Frenkel/Dim Locator/Warren Jackson Hearne at 8 p.m. – ALL FREE
  • Enjoy an evening with Johnny Richards/ Stan Kenton‘s “Cuban Fire Suite” and the University of North Texas Latin Jazz Lab. 6:30 p.m. in UNT Jazz Studies Kenton Hall. Free

Jose Aponte, Director
Spring 2014CubanFire
Trumpets: Jake Boldman, Christian Roman, Evan Templeton, Ally Hany, Jordan Carr
Alto Saxophone: Jonathan Mones, Alex Hahn
Tenor Saxophone: Ted Davis, Trev Lund
Baritone Saxophone: Christian Ortiz
French Horns: Jessica Young, Eric Beon
Trombone: Zach Steele, Dillon Garret, Kenny Powers, Marshall Tullous, Kenny Davis
Electric Guitar: Cesar Martinez
Piano: Yonatan Mazor
Bass: Dave Farrell
Timbales, Bongo/Campana, Congas: Leslie Briseño, Jon Ramos, Nicholas Rothouse, Matt Bennet
Drum Set: Jose Barrera

  • Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, & Little Guys Movers Crawfish Boil – featuring Jay B and the Zydeco Posse at 3 p.m. – $15.

Sunday, April 6:

  • Bone Doggie’s Open Mic at the Abbey Underground, 100 Walnut, at 9 p.m. – FREE

Monday, April 7:

  • Vintage Jazz Society meets at the Center for Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory St., at 9:30 a.m. for discussion, followed by a jam session at 10:30 a.m. – FREE
  • UNT Brass Band in Winspear Hall at 7:30 p.m. – $10/8. Nova Ensemble in Voertman Hall at 8 p.m. – FREEbrassinstruments
    is the new music ensemble of the University of North Texas. Nova’s mission is to provide students and audiences with an engaging diversity of musical, aesthetic, and cultural experiences. Repertoire includes classics of the modern era alongside music by younger and less familiar composers. Nova provides students with the opportunity to perform fresh and exciting contemporary works. Collaborations with faculty and guest composers give students insight into the process of creating new music.
  • Live Jazz with saxophonist Brian Handeland at the Greenhouse Restaurant, 600 N. Locust, from 10 p.m. to midnight – no cover

Tuesday, April 8:

UNT A Capella Choir in Winspear Hall at 8 p.m. – $10/8. Night of Percussion in Voertman Hall at 8 p.m. – FREE

A Taste of Herb (Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass tribute band) at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, at 5 p.m. – FREE

A Taste of Herb

A Taste of Herb

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