Submitted by Jazz at UNT on Wed, 09/30/2015 - 5:07pm
On October 22nd, the Sammons Center for the Arts will present Dan Haerle with the 2015 Jazz Artist of the Year award. The reception will begin at 5:30 p.m., with the awards ceremony at 6:30. The Sammons Center is located at 3630 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75219.
Submitted by Jazz at UNT on Thu, 09/24/2015 - 2:58pm
McDavid Studio in downtown Ft. Worth is one of the places where the One O'Clock sounds best. The band will play there on Friday, Oct. 2 at 7:30. Tickets are available here: http://www.basshall.com/mcdavidStudio.jsp
Submitted by Jazz at UNT on Wed, 09/23/2015 - 2:57pm
Recent UNT Jazz Studies master's graduate Laura Otero released a new album of all original compositions, "From Noche to Night", in Austin on Sunday, September 20th. She played with Mitch Watkins, Michael Longoria, and Justin Vasquez. The singer Suzi Stern was a guest on one song.
After reaching the goal in a crowd funding campaign, she was signed by the jazz label Destiny Records (run by UNT alumni Mike Shields and Cameron Mizell and George Shalda). The album also has two arrangements by UNT alumnna Michelle Alonso.
Submitted by Jazz at UNT on Tue, 09/15/2015 - 3:45pm
Guitarist Ryan Davidson, who completed his master's in jazz studies at UNT in spring 2009, has won his second award from the Canadian Country Music Association. His first award was in 2012. Here's the news item from his undergrad alma mater, StFX: http://www.stfx.ca/news/view/18181/
In 2008 he shared this gig story:
Submitted by Jazz at UNT on Wed, 09/09/2015 - 1:22pm
Kait Dunton debuts her new electro-acoustic band, trioKAIT, with eponymous new album. trioKAIT features Jake Reed on drums and fellow UNT alum Cooper Appelt on electric bass. The album is now on heavy rotation at KNTU and has reached top 20 on the JazzWeek charts. trioKAIT has also released a new music video for their song "Chrysocolla":