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Late Summer Jazz Notes

August 20, 2019

By Kathy Edwards McFarland

Out and About

After a long May waiting to have that particular woman’s operation, and an arduous June in the hospital for sumpin’ else, I have comeback stronger and more motivated to share Jazz news near and far.

Tower of Power

One of my favorite music shows back in the day was with Tower of Power, who have been performing since 1968 and have landed eight songs in the Billboard 100. Tower of Power is known for their talented horn section that has appeared on a number of other artists recordings such as Aerosmith, Elton John, Huey Lewis, Paula Abdul and Santana. After 4 decades of making great music, they make their Billy Bob’s, 2520 Rodeo Plz, Fort Worth, debut in Saturday, September 7, 2019, 10:30 PM – 12 AM. Read this:

Jose Aponte
  • My Jazz hang-out for many moons has been Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm, in historic downtown Denton. Stop by this week to enjoy a cold brew, or margarita, something yummy off their menu and shake your tail-feathers to the Latin rhythms of Jose Aponte and the Caribe Club Latin Jazz Quintet, Tuesday, August 20 from 8-10 pm. (This, you cannot miss!)
  • But wait, there’s more … the Quincy Davis Quintet will bring their soul and funk on Thursday to the Sweetwater patio stage from 8-10 pm.

Down on Industrial Street, you can choose your food variety, your drink special and your music genre, as Dan’s Silver Leaf, 103 Industrial, and Steve’s Wine Bar share the same block.

A Taste of Herb

Wednesday, August 21 at 5 pm, A Taste of Herb offers up a fun Happy Hour vibe at Dan’s Silver Leaf, 103 Industrial with a tribute to Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass. Dan’s website is

  • A vibrant Jazz schedule opens up many Jazz evening possibilities at Steve’s Wine Bar, 111 Industrial with Gwynne Montgomery Johnson hosting an evening of vocal Jazz tonight from 8-10 pm.

Wednesday, Josh Hanlon and We3io bring a stellar set of Jazz standards to the venue. For a full events schedule, visit

You can find a full range of weekday events at Discover,

And don’t forget to tip the band.

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