August 2015

Saxophone Idol Competition sponsored by Keilwerth Saxophones

Lab 2015 is released

Lab 2015 is here! You can order your copy on our online store. The first One O'Clock Lab Band CD under the direction of Jay Saunders features compositions by Drew Zaremba, Aaron Hedenstrom, Rich DeRosa, Garrett Wingfield, Kevin Swaim, and Brad Kang and arrangements by Drew Zaremba. The dynamic artwork is by UNT alumnus and saxophonist Dustin Mollick (

Brad Allen Williams's new CD "Lamar" reviewed in New York Times

Lamar, the just-released CD by UNT jazz studies alumnus Brad Allen Williams, was reviewed in the New York Times by Nate Chinen:

Pat Coil

Pat Coil
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Pat Coil is an accomplished pianist, synthesist, organist, composer, studio musician, artist, producer, arranger, musical director and educator. Having his musical roots in jazz and r&b, his career spans nearly every genre of music and form of media including TV, film, records, radio and the internet. You can view his credits at

He has composed, arranged, produced and/or performed on hundreds of underscores, and countless records, movies and television shows. He has six solo jazz records; one of which is his collaboration with longtime friend and former UNT college roommate Lyle Mays.

Touring Europe, North and South America, Canada, Japan and Australia with some of the world’s finest artists and musicians; including jazz artists Carmen McCrae, Ernie Watts, Woody Herman and Scott Henderson; the incomparable Michael McDonald; pop star Olivia Newton-John; Christian artist Amy Grant; and country artist Vince Gill.

Partial recording/performance/MD credits include:

Brad Leali on tour with Lyle Lovett

Brad Leali has been on tour all summer with Lyle Lovett and his Large Band. Lyle Lovett posted the photo below and commented:

Brad Leali, Brad Leali Jazz, Professor of Saxophone at the University of North Texas, was nice enough to let me take this picture of his warming up before our show yesterday at the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor. It was a fun show and a playful audience that requested songs we hadn't planned to play, a nice surprise for the band and me. Go to to see our complete tour schedule. The Large Band and I are on the road through August 23, at Bass Performance Hall, in Fort Worth, Texas.

This is from a review of their concert at the Red Rock Amphiteater in Colorado on July 28th:

UNITY Quintet at the Bimhuis