January 2016

Alumnus Dave Love produced Grammy-nominated recording

UNT jazz studies alumnus and recording industry veteran Dave Love (’85) was the executive producer of Wouter Kellerman’s Love Language, nominated in the Best Contemporary Instrumental Album category in this year's Grammy awards. The album is on the Listen 2 Entertainment Group label, founded by Love to help many of the artists he has produced over the years continue to bring music to their fans. Recordings that Love has produced or executive produced since 2004 have earned 12 Grammy awards and more than 20 other Grammy nominations.

Schedule of Syndicate Performances for Spring 2017

Large ensembles and small groups from the Division of Jazz Studies in the UNT College of Music will play in the Syndicate in the University Union on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 9 p.m. to midnight and during the noon hour on Thursdays and Fridays.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Parking is available to the public at the Highland Street Garage and the Union Circle Garage.
Parking map

Here's the Syndicate schedule in PDF.

Three Jazz Studies alumni playing in David Bowie musical

Three UNT Jazz Studies alumni are playing in the band for "Lazarus," the off-Broadway play based on David Bowie's music. Keyboardist Henry Hey and drummer Brian Delaney earned bachelor's of jazz studies degrees in 1992. Guitarist Chris McQueen (member of Snarky Puppy) completed his bachelor's in jazz studies in 2006. All are mentioned in this New Yorker article. Chris told me, "It's actually just about to be over, we end on Wednesday. But there will be a cast recording coming out, and it's always possible it might go to Broadway." Chris will be back on campus on Jan. 29 to do a clinic for the jazz studies guitar and bass club.--John Murphy

Lab 2015 review at AllAboutJazz

Jack Bowers reviews Lab 2015 at AllAboutJazz.

U-Tubes win American Trombone Workshop jazz ensemble competition

The U-Tubes, our jazz trombone ensemble, has won the American Trombone Workshop jazz ensemble competition. Master's student Jake Macary is the director, mentored by Prof. Tony Baker. The group will open for the U.S. Army Blues on March 10, 2016 at Fort Myer, VA. The concert will begin at 6 p.m. eastern time and will be livestreamed.