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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.


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