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Denton Live Jazz to enjoy this week

October 21, 2014

By Kathy Edwards McFarland and Mr. Joe Pinson

First – to clarify an ongoing mystery … the cover charge for University of North Texas Student Jazz at the Gateway Center. A message from John

John Murphy

John Murphy

Murphy, chair of the Division of Jazz Studies, reads: “The cover for the Wednesday night series at the UNT Gateway Center is $4, except when it’s the One O’Clock Lab Band, in which case it’s $5.”

Thanks for the skinny, John.

Moving forward, tonight has an excellent line-up for local Jazz … and so to the rest of this lovely Autumn week.

TONIGHT – Tuesday, Oct. 21:

  • Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., Up-and-Comer Hale Baskin and Friends play the patio stage from 7-9
    Hale Baskin

    Hale Baskin


  • UNT Jazz Repertory Ensemble, Chris McGuire – director, in Kenton Hall at 8 p.m. – FREE

Wednesday, Oct. 22:

  • Night at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, at 8 p.m. – FREE
  • Jeffry Eckels presents Jazz at the White House – A Vocal Showcase, corner of Scripture and Bryan, from 8 to 10:30 p.m. – no coverWhitehouse_Sign
  • Wednesday Night Jazz: West End – Ryan Howe, director; Third Street – Cindy Dicken, director and Camille DeVore, assistant director; Avenue C – Justin Binek, director; UNT Jazz Singers – Jennifer Barnes, director; and Guitarkestra – Fred Hamilton, director; in the UNT Gateway Center Ballroom, 9 p.m.  – $4 admission at the door.

Thursday, Oct. 23:

  • Neils Rosendahl at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., at 6 p.m., followed by the ever-popular Open Mic Night at 8 p.m. (Sign-up at 7:45 p.m.) – FREE

FYI, Out-of-Bounders – San Fransisco Bay Area band The Mother Hips offers up their Rock, Psychedelic, Folk, “California Soul” stylings at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, at 8:30 pm – $10/12

Friday, October 24:

  • Classical Guitar at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., at 6 p.m., Bruce Bond at 7 p.m., The Morgan Wallace Blues Band at 8 p.m. – ALL
    Morgan Wallace

    Morgan Wallace


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

FYI, Out-of-Bounders – Rock Guitar Virtuoso Tony Macalpine and special guests LoNero rock Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, at 8 p.m. – $15/20
The name Tony MacAlpine is synonymous with modern musical virtuosity. Whether performing as a solo artist, band member, session player, touring hired-gun, or as a producer, Tony MacAlpine continues to prove that he truly is one of rock’s most amazing and versatile musicians. He incorporates classical, jazz and fusion influences into the hard rock/metal genre on both guitar and keyboards.

Saturday, October 25:

  • Irish Session with John Murphy at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., at 3 p.m., Brandon Jones Quartet at 6 p.m., Richard Gilbert & Nick Reibach at 8 p.m., The Knocking at 10 p.m. – ALL
  • Day of the Dead Festival – free family festival 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., outside on Industrial & Hickory streets in beautiful Denton, TX. FMI: DayoftheDeadPoster

Coffin races down Hickory Street @ 1:00 pm
Salsa Cook-Off Competition @ 5:00 pm
Twilight costume parade @ 7:00 pm

  • Cirque du Horror at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, at 4:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. – $15/7 (children under 3 FREE)

About Cirque du Horror

Created out of the fertile, talented mind of Denton composer and musician David J Pierce, with the sole intention of providing Halloween entertainment that lies somewhere between “too scary” and “not enough.” This carnival-show is appropriate for the entire family, it is a delightful descent into the macabre.

Sunday, October 26:

  • Cirque du Horror at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, 5 p.m. – $15/7 (children under 3 FREE) – Hares on the Mountain at 7 p.m. – FREE
  • The N’Awlins Gumbo Kings return to Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., playing their unique twist on New Orleans-style Jazz from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Note the down beat time.) The Gumbo Kings are Steve Howard, Trumpet; Bobby Breaux, Drums; Brian Piper, Piano/Vocals; Mike Sizer, Clarinet; Carl Hillman, Bass; and Tony Baker, trombone.
  • Bone Doggie’s Open Mic at the Abbey Underground, 100 Walnut St., at 9 p.m. – FREE

Monday, October 27:

  • Paul Slavens & Friends at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, at 10 p.m. – FREE
  • Late Night Jazz at the Greenhouse Restaurant, 600 N. Locust St., 10 p.m. to Midnight – no cover

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