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More Jazz for Sept. 5-9

September 5, 2012

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

  • 5 p.m. – Shake the “Hump-day” Blues with the Riggs/Slater/Hamilton Jazz Experience – featuring James Riggs – sax, Neil Slater, keyboard, and David Hamilton, bass – at Dan’s Silver Leaf, 103 Industrial, Denton. No cover.
  • 9 p.m.-12 Midnight – University of North Texas Jazz is starting the new school year right … The first public performance of the Fall 2012 One O’clock Lab Band directed by Steve Wiest, The Syndicate, 1155 Union Circle, Denton, Texas. (Invite all your friends!)

Thursday, September 6, 2012

  • 5 p.m. – Gale Cruz brings her Smooth Jazzsounds to Dan’s Silver Leaf, 103 Industrial, Denton. No cover.

    Gale Cruz

Friday, September 7, 2012

  • Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., Denton, at 6 p.m. – Jazz Vocalist and Trombonist Seth Weaver takes the stage with his quartet, followed by Contingency Clause at 8 p.m., and 1140 starting at 10 p.m.

Meanwhile …

  • A Creative Art Studio has announced plans for its next First Friday Denton event, which will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday. Music for Friday’s event will be by Friendship Venture, an eclectic performance ensemble led by University of North Texas percussionist Sam Friedland. The group favors Jazz and conceptual pieces and will perform original compositions by members of the band and original arrangements of a wide variety of tunes.
    Featured will be the opening reception for the fall art show at the gallery/studio and new works by local artists will be on view. Also planned is the kickoff for the First Friday Featured Artist series, which will highlight the work of one artist each month. Denton artist Trey Wright will be showcased Friday. Art Demonstrations, the 5-minute novelist and a community art project will also be featured.A Creative Art Studio is located at 227 W. Oak St., Suite 101. For more information, call (940) 442-1251 or visit .
    From: Les Cockrell, Denton Record Chronicle Region Editor,

Saturday, September 8, 2012

  • Cafe du Luxe, 3101 Unicorn Lake Blvd., Denton, offers Saturday evening live music starting at 8 p.m.
  • Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., Denton begins the evening with Jazz music coordinated by Andy LaViolette at 6 p.m., showcasing talented University of Texas Jazz students.
    Then, it’s time to get a little wild and crazy at Banter Bistro,  with Lisa Markley and her band of ne’er-do-wells and the Bach Norwood Quartet, from8 p.m. Until ?

    Lisa Markley (singer, songwriter, music teacher and recent UNT Jazz Studies Masters graduate) and her band of ne’er-do-wells (aka – the Bach Norwood Quartet) offer up a wide range of Jazz, and other musical genres. This rousing group of power-house musicians includes – Paul Slavens, keys; Bruce Balmer, guitar; Bach Norwood, bass; and Jeffrey Barnes, everything else.
    “Looks like it’ll be a split bill, and we get to play all night Starting at 8 p.m. Going to infinity and beyond!” said Lisa Markley about the show. “This is not a night to miss!”

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Join the Rosana Eckert Quartet for an evening of Jazz vocals and break-out instrumental improvisation at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., Denton, 7-9 p.m. Free.

  1. James Riggs permalink

    Thank you for the advert but corrections are in order. Our start time tonight is 5:30 – 7:30 and our bass player is Fred Hamilton (Professor of Guitar at the University of North Texas). Thank you for all that you do. Friend, Jim Riggs


  2. Thanksfor you keeping me honet, Jim. I have just posted a correction re: Fred Hamilton. And will iinclude the correct performance time in a post reflecting additional events for the week. All the best – Kathy McFarland


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