February 2015

Bob Belden, Matt Young, Pete Clagget, and Roberto Verastegui in Iran

Distinguished UNT alumnus Bob Belden recently traveled to Tehran, Iran with current UNT jazz student Matt Young and alumni Pete Clagget and Roberto Verastegui to perform at the FAJR International Music Festival and the Tehran Jazz Festival.

New York Times coverage: www.nytimes.com/2015/02/24/world/rebirth-of-the-cool-american-music-makes-a-return-to-iran.html

Carolina Calvache teaching in India

Pianist and composer Carolina Calvache, a December 2010 UNT jazz studies master's graduate, is currently teaching jazz piano, harmony, ensemble, composition and arranging in Chennai, India. The school is called the Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music and it has a small program. "All the students are mostly rhythm section players," she wrote. "There are no horns here!!!"

The school's website is http://sam.org.in/.

Clark Terry (1920-2015)

We mourn the loss of Clark Terry.
Peter Keepnews's obituary in the New York Times.
Ed Soph speaking about Clark Terry in 2013:

One O'Clock Lab Band will play on benefit concert in Dallas on March 4, 2015

The One O'Clock Lab Band will participate in this important benefit concert. The concert will be on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 7:30 pm in the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas. The following link has event information, and includes a link to purchase tickets for the benefit event. Tickets are priced ranging from $75 - $200. Proceeds will benefit the Ryan Anthony Foundation (501c3), whose mission is raise awareness and funding to encourage research for cancers with a focus on blood cancers and multiple myeloma.


Rudresh Mahanthappa visit rescheduled to March 31

Gospel Meets Jazz Features Cynthia Scott

Brad Leali's Gospel Meets Jazz 2015 concert features vocalist Cynthia Scott with the Three O'Clock Lab Band. The concert is at 5 p.m. on Sunday Feb. 15 in Voertman Hall in the music building. Admission is free. It will be livestreamed.

Recent videos by the One O'Clock Lab Band

U-Tubes win International Trombone Association 2015 Kai Winding Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition

From Prof. Tony Baker:
I am proud to announce that the U-Tubes have won the International Trombone Association 2015 Kai Winding Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition! They will be traveling to Valencia, Spain in July to perform a feature concert at the 2015 International Trombone Festival!

Alumni update from Tyler Mire

Composer/arranger and trumpet player Tyler Mire earned a bachelor's in Jazz Studies in 2010 and a master's in jazz studies in 2012. He sends this update: