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Jazz in Denton, beyond

May 20, 2016

By Kathy Edwards McFarland

Yes, dear Readers, it’s been a while since last I posted on this blog. Life does take one on


Remember, dear Readers, tip your hard-working absolutely fantastic musicians.

different paths … I recently found my visual art muse again, meaning, I’ve been creating new artwork and finding exhibit opportunities.

Actually the chance to display works came just before I needed to paint new works. (I seem to thrive on deadlines.)

But having visitors to Denton ask about local Jazz performances, I’ve needed to update you on the Spring and Summer live music scene – and – what local Jazz musicians are doing.

News of Note

Daniel Pardo,  UNT College of Music flute performance doctoral student, has the $10,000 2016 Sherman-Barsanti Inspiration Award for his musical project called “From a Land Far Away.” (A detailed story appears in another DJC post.)

This week in Denton

39th Annual Texas Flute Festival – Thursday through Saturday, May 19 – 21, 2016, on the campus of Texas Woman’s University, 304 Administration Drive, Denton, TX. The Festival is a performance opportunity for flutists of all ages and abilities. Recitals, seminars, master classes and flute choirs are scheduled for Friday evening, May 20, and Saturday, May 21. Exhibits will be open all day Saturday.

Friday, May 20:

  • Matthew and The Arrogant Sea + CLIFFS + Relick at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial,  10 PM – $7
  • The Virgin Wolves + The Red Death at Harvest House, 331 E. Hickory St., at 9 PM – FREE

Saturday, May 21:

  • The North Texas Car Show, Horny Toad Cafe & Bar Parking LotNorthTexasCarShow
    5812 I-35 – Live Music (of course) … Hot Cars! Cold Drinks! Food & Fun For Everyone! Bounce Houses! Racing Simulators! Free admission.  Raffle Prizes, Radical Vendors. Benefiting Serve Denton
  • The Chestnut Tree Teahouse and Bistro107 W Hickory St, (on the Square) hosts a Jazz Brunch on Saturdays! Enjoy some delicious bistro food and great Jazz music 10 AM to 1 PM – no cover
  • The Loss Team Benefit Concert and Art Auction at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, 2LTBD_SHIRT2 PM – $10 or $20 with T-Shirt. Live music features Joe Pat Hennon, D.T. and the Tree Swing Flyers, Danny Diamonds.

    The Denton County Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) Team travels to the scene of a suicide, along with the coroner, to provide resources to suicide survivors in the immediate wake of their tragedy.

  • Band Of HeathensDan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, 9 PM – $12
    This Austin band, celebrating 10 years together, comes to the”the Leaf” on its latest tour, led by founding members Ed Jurdi (guitar, keys, vocals) and Gordy Quist (guitar, vocals) along with Trevor Nealon (keys, vocals), Richard Millsap (drums, vocals) and Scott Davis (bass, vocals).

Sunday, May 22:

  • Dynamo + Cartwright at Harvest House, 331 E. Hickory St., at 8 PM – FREE
  • Spiderweb Salon Wedding Reception begins in Denton County Historical Park, 317 W
    A Taste of Herb

    A Taste of Herb

    Mulberry St, 2:15 PM, and then moves to Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, 4 PM to hear A Taste of Herb – FREE

  • Open  Mic with Bone Doggie, Abbey Underground, 100 West Walnut St., 9 PM.
  • Suit and Tie Jazz Night (Formal Attire) @ Paschall Bar, 122 N Locust St, 10 PM. No suit-and-tie-sunday-CROPPEDCover…NON- SMOKING … 21+

Monday, May 23:

  • Paul Slavens and Friends (composing songs “on the fly” from audience suggestions) at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial,  9 PM – FREE (Tip the musicians for a better shot at having your idea transformed into a Jazzy tune.)
  • Late Night Jazz with at the Greenhouse Restaurant, 600 N. Locust, 10 PM to Midnight – no cover.

Thursday, May 26:

  • Buffalo Ruckus plays Twilight Tunes, on the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square lawn, 110 W. Hickory St lawn, 6:30-8 PM. FREE. FMI: Visit

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