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Great Jazz sounds in Denton, beyond

November 4, 2015

By Kathy Edwards McFarland and Mr. Joe Pinson

Wow, North Texas is finally taking Fall seriously. Perfect time to take in some really cool Jazz, with a side trip to other wonderful, local music.

Autumn in North Texas by CameliaTWU

Autumn in North Texas by CameliaTWU

Check out a new downtown music venues – South of the Square.

FYI: Jack’s Tavern, 508 S. Elm St., is not the typical downtown venue … bringing in the Country Music set for boot-scootin’ on the Jack'sTavern logodance floor, to live bands playing on a well-designed corner stage. “Denton’s Newest Sports Bar and Night Spot with a Country Flare. Jack’s Tavern offers great drink specials, signature drinks and ice cold draft beer. Watch your favorite sporting event on one of our 10 HDTV’s or enjoy one of our signature cocktails on the patio.”

Tonight – Wednesday, Nov. 4, a can’t-miss performance at Dan’s Silverleaf, 130 Industrial: Stefan Karlsson (piano)

Stefan Karlsson and Jim Riggs.

Stefan Karlsson and Jim Riggs.

and Jim Riggs (sax), both former faculty members of the UNT School of Jazz Studies, supporting the release of their new CD. They will be joined by Matt Young on drums and Young Heo on bass. 9 pm, tickets – $10 | Buy Tickets

Also tonight:Jeffry Eckels

    presents a Vocal Jazz Showcase with

Ginny Mac

    , at

The Whitehouse, the corner of Scripture and Bryan

    , 8 – 10:30 pm.  No cover. University of North Texas

Five O’Clock


Four Clock Lab Bands


Gateway Center

    at 9 pm – $5Traditional Irish music with the excellent

County Rexford

    at the

Abbey Inn, 101 W Hickory St.

    , 7:30 – 9:45 pm. No cover

Not Jazz, but momentous …

Thursday, Nov. 5: An Evening With Jimmy Webb at Dan’s Silverleaf, 130 Industrial, at 8PM | $20GA | Buy Tickets

Dan Mojica writes, “Wichita Lineman. Galveston. MacArthur Park. Everyone knows the songs, to be sure. But what is equally

Jimmy Webb

Jimmy Webb

fascinating, and tantalizing about the man, is the degree to which he was emerged in those groundbreaking, history making musical times, and the people with whom he hung. Harry Nilsson held his opinion in high regard. Ringo Starr and Iggy Pop were a part of his day-to-day life. He will breath history at 8 pm. General admission tickets are still available.”

Also on Thursday:

  • Andy’s Bar, 122 Locust, offers up Fusion with Jeremy Langthorn Trio at 9 pm, and Ararat (Armen Movsesyan) at 11 pm.

Friday, Nov. 6, 7:30-10:30 pm, Dan Haerle, incredible Jazz pianist, will be playing at the Kitchen Cafe, 17370 Preston Rd #415, in Dallas, with James Driscoll on bass and Ed Soph on drums. “Really would like to see some of you there! Oh yeah, Tony Hakim billed me as Professor Dan Haerle but I don’t really profess all that much anymore. I just try to play notes that sound and feel good!”

Dan Haerle

Dan Haerle

Also on Friday:

A Creative Art Studio, 227 W. Oak, 7 – 9:30 pm., celebrates its Grand Re-opening with music by Uver (Rock, alt-rock, roots, indie). The featured artist of the month is photographer Lily Mirsky. There is will be a community art project for all to work on, art demonstration, painting on a small canvas for $5 and with every purchase attendees get a chance spin the art wheel to try and win a free gift or get $10 percent off of a purchase.

Check out Denton’s new Art Walk of Fame on E. Hickory Street. Start in front of the Point Bank Black Box Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St.,  and see the newly inducted stars of Denton’s time-honored art scene.
Sunday, November 8:
  • UNT Third Street Vocal Jazz Ensemble performs in Kenton Hall at 5 pm – FREE
Monday, November 9:
  • Paul Slavens and Friends at Dan’s Silverleaf, 130 Industrial, at 8 pm – FREE
  • Ted Rosenthal (Jazz pianist) Trio, with Martin Wind and Tim Horner, UNT Guest Artists, in Kenton Hall at 9:30 pm – FREE

    Ted Rosenthal

    Ted Rosenthal

Ted Rosenthal has performed worldwide as soloist, with his trio, and sideman with many jazz greats including Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Phil Woods, James Moody, Bob Brookmeyer and the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. He has also been a featured soloist with several major American orchestras including the Detroit Symphony. Winner of the 1988 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition, Rosenthal has released 15 CDs as a leader. His latest, Rhapsody in Gershwin (2014), reached No. 1 in jazz album sales at iTunes. It features his arrangement of Rhapsody in Blue for jazz trio. A recipient of three NEA grants, Rosenthal also composes music ranging from jazz tunes to orchestral works and ballet scores, including for Alvin Ailey. Rosenthal is a faculty member at Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School and is a published author. Website

Monday, November 9:
  • Live Jazz with Visceral Trio at the Greenhouse Restaurant, 600 N. Locust, from 10 pm to Midnight – FREE
    Visceral Trio is: Jack Roben / Guitar; Henry Dickhoff / Hammond Organ; Daniel Beckwith / Drums; featuring Hale Baskin / Vocals; and Ted Davis / Tenor Saxophone. Two sets will be recorded live by Peter Brewer
Tuesday, November 10:
  • UNT Super 400 Jazz Guitar Ensemble in Kenton Hall at 8 pm – FREE

Please remember, the Tip Jar helps in the care and feeding of your friendly neighborhood musicians.tipjar

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