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What’s up in Denton Jazz this week?

August 16, 2015

By Kathy Edwards McFarland
and Joseph Pinson

Just to catch you up on my unfortunate heat exhaustion event – I am back to my usual, abi-normal self. About the success of the Ice Cream Crank-off on Walnut – great response, sweet, cool treat on a very hot Saturday, with lots of “after-the-fact” buzz.

To all our new students at University of North Texas, Texas Woman’s University and North Central Texas College … Welcome and get Welcomw toTexasready for a edifying, crazy, fun ride!

Got word from area saxophonist and UNT Masters in Jazz recipient, Spenser

Spenser Liszt. By Ed Steele Photography.

Spenser Liszt. By Ed Steele Photography.

Liszt,,  invites you to sign up for his newsletter, for exclusive news/promotions and I will send you a free download of his debut album Until Further Notice!

Sunday, Aug. 16:

  • Dallas Ukulele Club Open Jam Session at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., at 3 pm – FREE
  • An Afternoon with Malcolm Holcombe at Dan’s Silverleaf, 130 Industrial, at 5 pm – $10
  • Bone Doggie’s Open Mic at Abbey Undergound, 100 Walnut St., at 9 pm – FREE

Monday, August 17:

  • After you get up and have your cup(s) of Joe, head down to the Patterson-Appleton Center for Visual Arts, 400 E Hickory St., to get a dose of vintage jazz from some of the best, most interesting musicians in Denton. The Vintage Jazz Society meets at 9:30 am for discussion, followed by a jam session at 10:30 am – FREE – everyone is welcome.
  • Paul Slavens & Friends – a festive (and weird) songwriting challenge – at Dan’s Silverleaf, 130 Industrial, at 8 pm – FREE

    Paul Slavens

    Paul Slavens

  • Live late night Jazz with the AMP Trio at the Greenhouse Restaurant, 600 N. Locust, from 10 pm to Midnight – FREE

Tuesday, August 18:

  • Texas Blues Crew plays the patio stage, now a wonderfully cool 78 degrees, at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., at 7-9 pm – FREE
  • Dallas’ Live Jazz Jam Session at Sandaga 813, 813 Exposition Ave, Dallas, with inspiration from the late, great Band Leader, Pianist, and Composer – Count Basie!!! Music – 8:30 pm to 1 am. $5 before 10 pm, $10 after 10 pm.
Wednesday, Aug. 19:
  • Jeffry Eckels presents “Jazz at The Whitehouse – A Vocal Showcase” from 8-10:30 pm.
    Jazz vocalist Rosana Eckert

    Jazz vocalist Rosana Eckert

    This week, The Whitehouse, corner of Bryan and Scripture, features the amazing vocal talents of Rosana Eckert, a world-class singer and composer who delivers a song with heart, soul and acumen.

More upcoming – always!

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