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First Tuesday Jazz reminder: Lot’s to do

June 5, 2012

Compiled by “Mister Joe” Pinson and Kathy Edwards McFarland

Tuesday, June 5:

  • Marshall Smith & BRAZZ – the all-acoustic brass quintet plays tonight at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm, Denton, 7 – 9 p.m. – FREE. The group features Marshall Smith on trumpet, Jordan Gheen on trumpet, Catherine Gilstrap playing French horn, Paul Burk on trombone and Jason Hausback on bass trombone and tuba (subbing for AG Robeson.)
  • First Tuesday at BanterMister Joe Jazz Band at Banter Bistro, 219 W Oak, Denton, 8 p.m., followed by Le Not So

    Mister Joe Jazz Band

    Hot Klub du Denton at 9 p.m. – FREE

    First Tuesday in May wrap-up by Steve Horn via

    Joe Jazz BandCaptain Dave (Hume) and Mister Joe (Pinson) sit on the front row along with banjoist, George Merritt. They serve on the front lines of Strictly Dixie, Denton’s foremost Dixieland Jazz band and front runner to the Not So Hot Klub who is coming later tonight to the same stage.
    Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton: Thad Bondurisleads the

    Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton

    group of masters of the gypsy jazz style of Django Reinhardt. Starting the evening with Andy Cooper’s favorite kickoff tune, Douce Ambiance, the band wows its audience with solos on guitar as well as flute, saxophone, accordion, violin, even upright bass and trap set.

  • James Riggs

    The James Riggs Quartet –  featuring James Riggs, leader and saxophones; Neil Slater, piano; Rich DeRosa, drums; Lou Carfa, bass – performs at The Shops at Highland Village for the Tuesday Evening Jazz at the Fountain, 7 – 9 p.m. The Shops at Highland Village is at the NW corner of FM 2499 and FM 407, Highland Village, Texas.

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Banter Bistro:

Sweetwater Grill & Tavern:

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