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Tuesday night is alright for Live Jazz

January 6, 2015

By Kathy Edwards McFarland and Mr. Joe Pinson

Can Tuesday night  be the new Friday night in Denton?! Maybe because the universities are just now starting up their Spring terms, we have such an tuesday-flashing-signincredible event roster tonight. Choose where you want to be and enjoy the Live Jazz, fun, food, libations and fellowship. And congratulations to the vintage Jazz musicians who make up Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton for 10 years of Gypsy Jazz. Thank you, Andy Cooper, for helping found the coolest group of gypsy swingers in Denton.

TONIGHT – Tuesday, January 6:

First Tuesday Celebration at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., with Mister Joe Jazz Band, featuring Mister Joe Pinson, Jeffrey Barnes, Thad Bonduris, Andy Cooper, Dave Hume, Maristella Feustle, Bach Norwood and Steve Prouty playing Dixieland Jazz at 8 p.m.

Celebrating their 10th Anniversary, Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton (not France) playing romantic, danceable Gypsy Swing, ala Django Reinhardt at 9 p.m. – ALL FREE

Founded in 2004 by clarinetist Andy Cooper, as a “loose collective of musicians wanting to preserve, protect, and defend the right to play Django

Le Not Sos with guest Sophia Quebe.

Le Not Sos with guest Sophia Quebe.

Reinhardt-style music together”, it has become its own popular entity, entertaining hundreds of Dentonites ever since!
Health issues have made Andy take a leave of absence—but his chair anxiously awaits him!
Core musicians of Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton now include: Thad Bonduris – guitar/vocals & ad hoc leadership; Leon Peek – guitar; Maristella Feustle – guitar; Jeffrey Barnes – woodwinds; Ginny Mac – Accordion/vocals; Carlo Canlas – violin; Jacob Appelt – double bass; Steven Prouty – drums.
Past members/occasional guests include: Andy Cooper – clarinet/piano; Nathan Phelps, Bach Norwood – bass; Bonnie Norris – violin; Nick Norris – guitar; Tom Nelson, Steve Horn – mandolins; Michael Mindardi – drums; David Lee Schloss – woodwinds; George Merritt, Mark Menikos, Austin Smith, Dustin Ballard – violins; Carl Finch – accordion; Kimberly Ann Cooper, Kristi Kruger, Charles Wilhoite, Karen Foster – vocals; Daniel Hart – violin/vocals.

  • The BoomBachs and the Biographies light up the Whitehouse, corner of Scripture and Bryan, from 7-10 p.m. with their new First Tuesday
    The BoomBachs

    The BoomBachs

    Blues Night.
    Every first Tuesday of the month from 7  to 10 p.m., indulge yourselves with amazing coffee drinks, food and beer specials at The Whitehouse while listening to a Denton-bred mix of hip-hop, soul and jazz fusion.

  • Double CD Release performances at Rasoi Indian Kitchen, 1002 Ave C, 7-10 p.m.
    Join the Legion in celebrating the simultaneous release of two debut albums! Bassist Perrin Grace’s Nef and drummer Nolan Byrd’s Nexus showcase the artists’ unique compositional and performance styles and feature many of the most talented personnel from the Dallas and New York areas. Works from the new albums will be performed, Denton’s most delectable Indian food will be on hand, and limited edition hard copies of Nef and Nexus will be available for $10 each. A $5 donation is encouraged.
    NolanByrdsNexusPerrin Grace personnel:
    Spenser Liszt and Drew Zaremba, woodwinds; Brad Kang, guitar; Addison Frei, keyboard; Perrin Grace, bass; Nolan Byrd, drums; and Tahira Clayton, vocals Listen to the title track from Nef, Grace’s magnificent tribute to his feline muse, here:
    Nolan Byrd personnel:
    Nick Salvucci, sax; Brad Kang, guitar; Addison Frei, keyboard; Perrin Grace, bass; and Nolan Byrd, drums Samples from Nexus, an exhibition of Byrd’s compositional skills and progressive musical approaches, may be savored here:
  • Woody’s Rampage at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., has been cancelled – will return next month

Wednesday, January 7:

  • NEW – Open Mic Night at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., from 9 – 11 p.m. – FREE

Thursday, January 8:

  • Open Mic Night at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St. at 8 p.m. – FREE
  • Ginny Mac & Jeffrey Barnes at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, at 9 p.m. – $10

Friday, January 9:

  • Classical Guitar at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St. at 6 p.m. – FREE
  • Guitarist Thad Bonduris at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., from 9 – 11 p.m. – FREE
  • The Hardpans at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, at 9 p.m. – $10

Saturday, January 10:

  • Irish Session with John Murphy at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St. at 3 p.m., Jessica Curran & Ben Garnett at 6 p.m., The Link Chalon Orchestra at 8 p.m. – ALL FREE
  • Kyndall Ramsey Recovery Fundraiser (Dome Dwellers, Pearl Earl, Heavy Boots) at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, at 9 p.m. – $5

Sunday, January 11:

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

Monday, January 12:

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

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