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Cooler weather – and even cooler Jazz this week

October 14, 2014

By Kathy Edwards McFarland and Mister Joe Pinson

This week, I am privileged to give you, dear readers, a refresher course in how Sweetwater offers a varied Live Jazz schedule: Sweetwater Grill &

Bubba Hernandez

Bubba Hernandez

Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., reminds everyone of some great October shows. Tuesday, Oct. 14, its SG&T house band -the Sweetwater Jazz Quartet, featuring Jim Riggs on sax, Neil Slater on keys, Lou Carfa on bass, and Ron Fink on drums. Tuesday,October 21, it’s Bubba Hernandez and his band. And- what a treat, on Sunday, Oct. 26The N’Awlins Gumbo Kings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Every Friday in the Annex Bar, acoustic guitar serenades from 9-11 p.m.)

And with the ever welcome help of Mister Joe, we now bring you the week’s line-up of Denton Live Jazz events –

Tonight – Tuesday, Oct. 14:

The Sweetwater Jazz Quartet plays the Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St. patio stage from 7-9 p.m.

Neil Slater, keys and Jim Riggs at Sweetwater grill & Tavern, ca. 2011.

Neil Slater, keys and Jim Riggs at Sweetwater grill & Tavern, ca. 2011.

Wednesday, October 15:

  • Jeffry Eckels presents Jazz at the White House – A Vocal Showcase, corner of Scripture and Bryan, from 8-10:30 p.m. – no cover
  • Zebras and Latin Jazz Band perform at UNT’s Gateway Center at 9 p.m. – $/?

Thursday, October 16:

  • Vocalist, keyboardist and accordionist Ginny Mac & Friends at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, at 9 p.m. – $7

    Ginny Mac

    Ginny Mac

  • Open Mic at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., 8 p.m. – FREE

Friday, October 17:

  • Live Local Jazz at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., 6 p.m., followed by Oui Bis! at 7 p.m., and Denton Rock (Scott Sackett & Friends) at 8 p.m. – ALL FREE
  • Chambers + Lomelda + Bethan + China Ski + The Fury at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, at 9 p.m. – $7
  • Mariachi Quetzal performs during the dinner hour at La Milpa Mexican Restaurant, 820 S. I-35E, at 8 p.m. – no cover

Saturday, October 18:

  • Starlight Serenade with Larry Clark at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., at 6 p.m. – FREE
  • Skagg Philips + Kelly Upshaw + Baby Foot + New Wolff City at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial at 9 p.m. – $7

Sunday, October 19:

  • UNT Jazz Faculty/Alumni Recital (Brazilian music) in Kenton Hall at 3:30 p.m. – FREE
  • Geezerpalooza outside Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 IndustrialQueen for a Day at 2:30 p.m., The Almost Brothers at 4 p.m., Bar Band at 5:30 p.m., The Dark Side of Oz at 7 p.m. – ALL FREE Geezerpalooza poster
  • Bone Doggie’s Open Mic at the Abbey Underground, 100 Walnut St., at 9 p.m. – FREE

Monday, October 20:

  • Vintage Jazz Society meets at the Patterson/Appleton Center for Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory Street, at 9:30 am for discussion, followed by a jam session at 10:30 am – FREE – everyone welcome
  • UNT Composers present Spectrum in the Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theatre, 8 p.m. – FREE
  • Paul Slavens & Friends at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, at 10 p.m.– FREE
  • Late Night Jazz at the Greenhouse Restaurant, 600 N. Locust, 10 p.m. – Midnight – no cover
  • UNT Jazz Repertory Ensemble in Kenton Hall at 8 p.m. – FREE

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