Dan Haerle gave a well-attended talk on April 29, 2002, during which he read from his "Parting Thoughts - Some Ideas for Music Students," which is available here.
UNT student and faculty groups and alumni were well represented at the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival on April 26-28, 2002. A sampling of photos can be found here.
Photos and mp3s from Gary Melvin and Robin Everhart's spring '02 recital.
The Steve Houghton Quintet and the UNT Two O'Clock Lab Band directed by Jim Riggs performed a Shelly Manne Tribute Concert on April 21, 2002 in the Concert Hall. Mrs. Florence "Flip" Manne was present to celebrate the endowment of the Shelly Manne Scholarship Fund and the release of the CD The Manne We Love: Gershwin Revisited, featuring arrangements by John Williams.
Dean James Scott, Mrs. Florence "Flip" Manne, Steve Houghton
Mrs. Florence "Flip" Manne
Mrs. Florence "Flip" Manne and Jim Riggs
Shelly Manne recordings from the collection of Cone Johnson, M.D.
The Zebras, directed by Dan Haerle, perform in Kenton Hall on April 18, 2002.
The L5 Guitar Ensemble, directed by Kevin Patton, performs at Andy's in Denton on April 17, 2002.
Dan Haerle's retirement is celebrated with a party after his April 14, 2002 recital.
Leon Breeden spoke at the party.
Neil Slater speaks as Leon Breeden and Dan Haerle look on.
The Jazz Faculty gave Dan one serious gift and this suprise one: a Mac SE30 for everyone to sign.
Lynn Seaton and Fred Hamilton congratulate Dan.
A large crowd attended.
And there was a Zebra-theme cake.
Singer, composer, pianist, and UNT alumnus Bob Dorough gives a vocal jazz master class on April 12, 2002.
Lecture series artist John Von Ohlon performs with Jeff Eckels (b), David Fague (ts), and Kevin Patton g--out of frame) on April 9, 2002.
The UNT Jazz Singers under the direction of Paris Rutherford perform at the UNT Union One O'Clock Lounge on April 4, 2002.
Lecture series artist Sam Rivers performs with Doug Mathews (b) and Anthony Cole (p) on April 2, 2002.
The Sam Rivers Trio (Anthony Cole, drums; Doug Mathews, bass) performs with the UNT Jazz Repertory Ensemble on April 1, 2002.
UNT jazz groups and alumni were well represented at the festival. Here's a sampling:
The Jazz Singers II directed by Kerry Marsh:
The Jazz Singers directed by Paris Rutherford:
The Zebras directed by Dan Haerle:
The Three O'Clock Band directed by Jay Saunders:
The Two O'Clock Band directed by Jim Riggs:
The Jazz Repertory Ensemble directed by John Murphy:
(more images can be foundbelow)
The Jazz Faculty led by Mike Steinel (tp); Lynn Seaton (b), Fred Hamilton (g), Harrel Bosarge (d), John Murphy (ts):
In addition to the groups pictured, Lynn Seaton and Fred Hamilton led groups of their own, and many UNT alumni performed at the festival.
A few more images of the rep ensemble (since the director was the one with the digital camera).
Bob Brookmeyer master class on improvisation on Feb. 28, 2002:
Bob Brookmeyer rehearses with the One O'Clock Band on Feb. 27, 2002.
Gomez artist Bob Brookmeyer performs with Nate Cook
at the Feb. 26, 2002 lecture series.
Gomez artist Bob Brookmeyer performs with Neil Shah at the Feb. 26, 2002 lecture series.
The next three photos show the 2:00 Lab Band, directed by Jim Riggs, performing at Andy's in Denton on Feb. 20, 2002. Jazz ensembles perform there most Wednesdays during the fall and spring semesters.
Ryan McGillicuddy (b), Brad Boal (d), Mike Shields, Walter Simonsen, Jason Levi (t)
Jim Riggs listens to a solo by Jesse Cloninger; also pictured are Stephen Clothier (as), Joren Cain (bari).
Bob McChesney, Jazz Lecture Series artist, performs with Steve Anderson (p),
Ryan McGillicuddy (b), and Brad Boal (d, hidden), on Feb. 19, 2002.
The L5 Electric Guitar Ensemble, directed by Kevin Patton, performs in Kenton Hall, Feb. 18, 2002.
Kerry Marsh sings his arrangement of Pat Metheny's "Minuano"
with The Zebras, directed by Dan Haerle, Feb. 12, 2002.
Steve Gilmore, Jazz Lecture Series artist, with Kevin Patton (g), Brad Boal (d), Feb. 12, 2002
Gary Melvin was born in San Luis Obispo, California. While attending UNT he was a member of the Two O'Clock Lab Band under the direction of Jim Riggs, and was also a member of the Zebras fusion ensemble under the direction of Dan Haerle. After graduating in August of 2002, Gary will be moving to Los Angeles, California to begin his graduate degree at the University of Southern California.
The program was as follows:
Gary Melvin - Guitar
Robin Everhart - Bass
Brad Boal - Drums
Evan Jacobs - Keyboards
David Fague- Tenor Saxophone
1. Grant - Kurt Rosenwinkel
2. If I Should Lose You - Leo Robin/Ralph Rainger
3. Turn Out the Stars - Bill Evans
4. Free - Gary Melvin/Robin Everhart
5. I'll Remember April - Don Raye/Gene DePaul/Pat
6. Pure Imagination - Leslie Bricusse/Anthony Newley
7. Slink - Lyle Mays
Photos from the July 8, 2002 concert at the close of the UNT Small Group Workshop.
Motivational sign posted on the bulletin board outside Kenton Hall.
The One O'Clock Band rehearses under Neil Slater's direction in Winspear Hall in preparation for Lab Band Madness on March 26, 2002.
The UNT Jazz Repertory Ensemble, directed by John Murphy, performs music by Sam Rivers at Andy's in Denton on March 13, 2002.
Scott Sheldon (ts), Jesse Cloninger, Idit Shner (as); Tom Blancarte (b), Brad Boal (d); Logan Keese, Matt Bricker, Mike Shields, Walter Simonsen, Mike Maher (l to r, tp)
Grant Dawson, Carl Murr, Eric Ordway, Matt Lennex (l to r, tb)
Idit Shner solos on "Fireball"
Scott Sheldon (ts) solos on "Fireball." Not pictured: Kevin Brunkhorst, Brad Williams, guitars.
Benny Green at the Jazz Lecture Series, March 12, 2002, with Oscar Garza (ts), Matt Politano (tp), Ryan McGillicuddy (b), Brad Boal (d).
Benny Green piano master class, March 12, 2002. Pictured are UNT jazz piano students at and jazz faculty member Lynn Seaton (b).
The 2:00 Lab Band performs during the North American Saxophone Alliance meeting, held at UNT, on March 7, 2002.
David Lown, guest soloist
Mike Smith, guest soloist
Leon Breeden with Jim Riggs and members of the 2:00 band.
The 3:00 Lab Band, directed by Jay Saunders, performs at Andy's in Denton, March 6, 2002.
Lecture series artist John Abercrombie performs with Matt Wigton (b) and Stockton Helbing (d) on March 5, 2002.
On May 8, 2002, the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors played in Kenton Hall. UNT alumni Chris Buckholz, Mike Buckley, Andrew Layton, Kevin Watt, Jack Wengrosky, and Tim Young were part of the band.
The 7 O'Clock Lab Band, directed by Ken Edwards, performed at the Union on October 9, 2002. Pictured soloing are Eun Suk Choi (guitar) and Ann Bradfield (tenor).
The One O'Clock Lab Band, directed by Neil Slater, played on September 4, 2002 at the Syndicate in the UNT Union. Soloists in these photos include Tyler Summers, alto; Kevin Brunkhorst, guitar; Clay Pritchard, tenor.
A September 5, 2002 faculty recital welcomed our newest faculty member, Stefan Karlsson. Stefan was joined by Jim Riggs, alto; John Murphy, tenor; Mike Steinel, trumpet; Tony Baker, trombone; Fred Hamilton, guitar; Lynn Seaton, bass; Ed Soph, drums. The concert opened with Tony, John, Stefan, Lynn, and Ed doing "Strollin'" (Horace Silver) and "Straight Street" (John Coltrane).
With Lynn and Ed, Stefan performed his arrangement of "You Don't Know What Love Is" (Raye/DePaul) and "Picture in Black and White" ("Retrato em Branco e Preto," by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Chico Buarque).
The over-capacity audience resulted in some improvised in-the-round seating.
Fred and Ed performed Fred's work-in-progress, "Do Nuts, Be Fruit".
Jim, Mike, Fred, Lynn, and Ed performed "Whisper Not" (Benny Golson) and "Del Sasser" (Sam Jones).
The Electric Guitar Ensembles are directed by Professor Fred Hamilton.
These photos show the L5 in the studio recording The Quiltmaster. Personnel include Kevin Patton, director of the L5; Kevin Brunkhorst, Tim Dunn, Gary Melvin, Kory Washburn, Russell Holland, guitars; Matt Wigton, bass; Stockton Helbing, drums.
Photos were taken at Panhandle House Studio in Denton, Texas, on May 7, 2002, by John Murphy.
Jazz Lecture Series artist Rich Perry performed with Ji-Young Lee (p), Jeff Eckels (b), and Andrew Fockel (d) on February 11, 2003.
Jazz Lecture Series artist Harold Jones performed with Ji-Young Lee (p) and Jeff Eckels (b) on February 18, 2003.
The following are photos taken during the visit by Maria Schneider, the Gomez Artist for 2003, to UNT during the week of Feb. 24. They show rehearsals with the One O'Clock Band, master classes, and the reception after the Feb. 27 performance with the One O'Clock Band. Photos by John Murphy. If you link to these or copy them to another site, please include a photo credit and a link to this page.
The One O'Clock Band, directed by Neil Slater, performed at the University Union on January 22, 2003 to kick off the Wednesday night performance series.
Kevin Brunkhorst was featured on guitar:
Clay Pritchard, Tom Luer, and Aaron Lington soloed on "Hey That's My Bike":
Jazz Lecture Series artist Jiggs Wigham (trombone) performed with Neil Shah (p), Ryan McGillicuddy (b), and Stockton Helbing (d) on March 11, 2003.
Jazz Lecture Series artist Barry Ries (trumpet and drums) performed with Ji-Young Lee (p), Jeff Eckels (b), and Andrew Fockel (d) on March 25, 2003.
The North Texas Jazz Festival at Addison 2003 took place on April 4-6. Here is a selection of photographs by Clint Swisher.
Kenny Garrett (saxophone) performs with Vernell Brown (piano), Vicente Archer (bass), and Ronald Bruner (drums) on Saturday, April 5th.
The New York Voices perform on Friday night of the festival.
Synergy, the outstanding high school vocal group, performs on Saturday, April 5th.
Leon Breeden receives a plaque from former members of the One O'Clock Band to commemorate the inauguration of the Leon Breeden Award.
The University of Memphis Jazz Singers, named outstanding vocal group among University/Community Colleges, performs at the Festival Friday night. The director is Tim Goodwin.
The University of North Florida Jazz Ensemble II was named the outstanding big band among the University/community college large group performers Friday night. The director is J.B. Scott.
The Texas Wesleyan Jazz Combo I (pianist not shown) was named outstanding combo among university/community colleges groups performing at the Festival. The directors are Rodney Booth and Tim Ishii.
The St. Charles West High School Jazz Ensemble was named outstanding big band among the high school participants and received the inaugural presentation of the Leon Breeden Award Saturday night of the Festival. Terry Martinez is their director.
Bassist and UNT faculty member Lynn Seaton gave a clinic on small-group playing.
The UNT Two O'Clock Lab Band performs under the direction of Jim Riggs.
Town of Addison Mayor Scott Wheeler presents UNT freshman Clay Pritchard with the Town of Addison scholarship in jazz studies as his fellow members of the One O'Clock Band look on.
The next six photos show, in various combinations, the members of the UNT Faculty Jazz Octet: Rosana Eckert, voice; Mike Steinel, trumpet; Jim Riggs, alto; John Murphy, tenor; Fred Hamilton, guitar; Stefan Karlsson, piano; Lynn Seaton, bass; Ed Soph, drums.
Guest artist Jimmy Heath rehearses with the One O'Clock Lab Band, directed by Neil Slater, in Winspear Hall on November 25, 2003.
The Two O'Clock Band, directed by Jim Riggs, celebrates the recent birth of tenorman Corey Bell's daughter, Kira, on November 18, 2003 at Fat Daddy's in Denton. Corey is at the right in the back. Photo by Jim Riggs.
The Jazz Repertory Ensemble, directed by John Murphy, performs at the University Union on Tuesday, November 18, 2003. Dominic Marino conducted his piece, "Lunar."
The Latin Jazz Ensemble, directed by José Aponte, performs in Kenton Hall on November 12, 2003.
The Cory Wilson small group performs at Fat Daddy's, a local club that hosts UNT small groups on Tuesdays, on October 7, 2003. Wilson, tenor; Matt Bricker, trumpet; Chris McQueen, guitar; Jordan Schug, bass; Kevin Congleton, drums.
Thomas Helton (r), the Houston bassist, and Lynn Seaton after Helton's solo bass recital at UNT on October 15, 2003.
UNT doctoral student and One O'Clock Band member Aaron Lington rehearses his piece with the U.S. Air Force Airmen of Note, who commissioned it, in Kenton Hall on October 28, 2003.
What you would see if you were standing outside the Jazz Studies office--Darla Mayes's freshly reorganized bulletin boards.
This graffito appeared over the summer on the side of the Music Building. Its open-endedness has prompted some interesting discussions. Your thoughts are welcome.
The L5 Guitar Ensemble, directed by Fred Hamilton, performs at the University Union on October 8, 2003.
The Super 400 Guitar Ensemble, directed by Paul Metzger, performs at the University Union on October 8, 2003.
The Five O'Clock Band, directed by Ken Edwards, performs at the University Union on October 15, 2003.
The Two O'Clock Band, directed by Jim Riggs, rehearses in Kenton Hall on October 30, 2003.
The One O'Clock Band, directed by Neil Slater, rehearses in Kenton Hall on October 30, 2003.
The Jazz Singers, directed by Paris Rutherford, performed at the North Texas Jazz Festival at Addison in early April, 2004files.
files.and at the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival on April 24, 2004.
The Zebras performed music by Herbie Hancock and student composers at the Union Syndicate on April 14, 2004.
Walter Simonsen's small group performed at small group forum in Kenton Hall on April 12, 2004. Walter showed that in addition to being an excellent lead trumpet player, he can also rap.
The Jazz Repertory Ensemble performed music by Mingus at the Dallas Arboretum on April 10, 2004.
Jimmy Cobb visited campus on April 8, 2004. He gave a talk and performed with students and faculty. More photos by Jim Riggs are available here.
The Jazz Repertory Ensemble performed music by Mingus at the Old Bedford School in Bedford as part of the ARTSNET concert series on April 8, 2004.
Benny Golson was the guest artist for the fall concert by the One O'Clock Lab Band, directed by Neil Slater, on November 24, 2005. These photos of Benny Golson's visit were taken by Jim Riggs.
Dave Douglas, Glenn E. Gomez International Artist for 2004, was on campus during the week of Feb. 23.
Listening to Cory Wilson, ts; Chris McQueen, g; Daniel Foose, b; Chris Hill, d.
Trading with Mike Maher, t and Mike Solomon Williams, vocal, on "All the Things You Are".
Playing and fielding questions:
Rehearsing in Kenton. Dave Douglas, tpt; Stefan Karlsson, p; Lynn Seaton, b; Greg Waits, tb;' John Murphy, ts, cl, bcl. The rehearsal was open, and we projected the scores for students and visitors to follow.
Photo by Dave Miller
Speaking to a jazz history class.
At the sound check in Winspear Hall.
With the One O'Clock Band trumpet section. L to R: Jason Levi, James Davis, Jamie Hovorka, Dave Douglas, Ken McGill, Ken Edwards.
L to R: Neil Slater, director of UNT Jazz Studies; James Scott, Dean of the UNT College of Music; Dave Douglas
Keter Betts, jazz lecture series artist, pictured on Feb. 17, 2004 with Lynn Seaton and students Ji-Young Lee (piano) and Andrew Fockel (drums).
Student small groups perform weekly at the Inferno in Denton. Reno Brian's group played on Feb. 17, 2004. Reno Brian, d; Mike League, b; Matt Sawyer, ts; Nick Schroeder, t; Nick Groesch, p.
Billy Harper gave a talk for jazz studies students on Feb. 14, 2004. Later that day he and his quintet performed at the celebration of 50 years of desegregation at UNT. For more information, see www.unt.edu/50yearsofprogress.
Jimmy Bruno, Jazz lecture series artist on Feb. 10, 2004. Accompanied by Daniel Foose, bass, and Andrew Fockel, drums.
Roger Kellaway, Jazz lecture series artist on Feb. 3, 2004. Accompanied by Jordan Schug, bass, and Jon Deitemyer, drums. Pictured with student pianist Hiro Morozumi.
Jazz Repertory Ensemble plays Mingus at the University Union on Jan. 28, 2004. Jangeun Bae, piano; Joe Johnson, bass; Steven Pruitt, drums; D.J. Eisenhart, tenor; Brian Girley, alto; Dominic Marino and Sara Jacovino, trombone.
Audio sample: Choro Árabe (5.5MB file).
Interview with John Murphy about this concert by musician and journalist Paul Slavens, which was broadcast on the radio in Dallas in 2005 and is included here by permission of Paul Slavens. The documentary on Hermeto Pascoal mentioned in the interview was not produced by Jovino Santos Neto. Information about it will be posted here when it becomes available.
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Photos by Genene and Jack Murphy.
This was the U.S. premiere of these works for big band: "Valsa Nova 2004"; "Viva o Gil Evans"; "O Som do Sol"; "Choro Árabe"; "Obrigado, Mestre"; "Pirâmide"; and "Jegue."
The group also performed small band versions of "Papagaio Alegre", "Quiabo", "Cacau", and "Susto". Jovino performed a solo piano version of "Nem um Talvez."
The members of the Jazz Repertory Ensemble are:
David Dolengewicz, Matt Gawlik, Michel Machietto, Andrew Pangilinan, Ben Wilhelm; guest artist on piccolo: Valerie Tippens; the director also sat in on tenor
James Blackwell, Alex Bumpas, Drew Malloy, Evan Weiss, Clynt Yerkes
Mark Breckenridge, Hiroyo Isokawa (her mother came from Kyoto, Japan to hear this concert and our set next Wednesday at the Syndicate!), Josh Keen, CJ Posner, Nick Wlodarczyk
Voice: Sarah Renfro
Piano: Josh Hanlon
Accordion: Lee Tomboulian
Guitar: Tom Kessler
Bass: Cedric Israel (his father and aunt came from San José, CA to hear this concert!)
Drums and percussion: Reno Brian, Jon Deitemyer, Jonathan Gregory, Nate Werth
The photos of the concert were taken by Genene and Jack Murphy.
UNT Jazz Repertory Ensemble Premieres Works by Hermeto Pascoal
The UNT Jazz Repertory Ensemble and guest pianist Jovino Santos Neto will perform the U.S. premiere of works for big band by Hermeto Pascoal on Tuesday, October 26, 2004 at 8 p.m. in Stan Kenton Hall at the UNT College of Music.
Hermeto Pascoal, born in Brazil in 1936, is a prolific composer and multi-instrumentalist. Widely regarded as a genius, a wizard of sound-making, and one of the most musical individuals on the planet, he gained international prominence in 1970 when he recorded with Miles Davis. This program includes his strikingly original compositions for big band augmented with voice, accordion, and Brazilian percussion, and several works for small ensemble. The big band works been performed outside of Brazil by Pascoal's group only in England and Denmark.
Jovino Santos Neto played piano and flute in Pascoal's group from 1977 to 1992. He moved to the U.S. in 1993 after performing on Sergio Mendes's Grammy-winning album Brasileiro, and currently teaches at the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle while maintaining a busy schedule of performing and recording. He edited the works to be performed on this program, and has edited an edition of Hermeto Pascoal's music, "Tudo é som" (All is Sound), which is published by Universal Edition. His site: www.jovisan.net.
The UNT Jazz Repertory Ensemble, directed by John Murphy, performs classic jazz and the works of contemporary composers. Murphy is an ethnomusicologist who specializes in Brazilian music as well as jazz. "This program gives me a chance to share my interest in Brazilian music with jazz studies majors in the ensemble and the audience," he comments. "I hope it helps students feel the joyful spirit that Hermeto Pascoal brings to his music. And there's no better guide to its intricacies than Jovino Santos Neto."
Jovino Santos Neto is bringing a new documentary on Hermeto Pascoal in Portuguese with English subtitles.
In his workshop for UNT jazz pianists, Jovino talked about internalizing the beat to such a strong degree that you can play a little of it or a lot of it, but it's always there, submerged like an iceberg, and you can decide how much of it you want to reveal. He also explained and demonstrated various Brazilian styles in order to expand the students' awareness beyond bossa nova. Photos by John Murphy.
Left to right: Ian Sinclair, Grant Pittman, Hiro Morozumi (who leads the UNT jazz piano club), Sue Young Yoo, Jovino Santos Neto, Nick Groesch, Josh Hanlon, Pelayo Parladé, José Furtado, Stefan Karlsson (UNT professor of jazz piano).
On April 8, 2004, Jimmy Cobb played a set with UNT Jazz Faculty members Stefan Karlsson (who is a regular member of his trio), Lynn Seaton, Fred Hamilton, Jim Riggs, and John Murphy.
Here are some photos by Jim Riggs (the last photo was taken by Stefan Karlsson).
More photos from Jimmy Cobb's visit are found on the April 2004 photo page.
The two drummers in the background are Shawn Pickler (L), a current student, and Andrew Griffith (R), an alumnus.
Jazz lecture series artist and UNT alumnus Jim Snidero performs on March 30, 2004 with Matt Lawless, p; Jordan Schug, b; and Jon Deitemyer, d.
Jazz lecture series artist Slide Hampton performs on March 23, 2004 with David Winslow, trb; Ji-Young Lee, p; Jeff Eckels, b; Andrew Fockel, d. Photos by Scott Agster.
Jazz Lecture Series artist and UNT alumnus Ari Hoenig performed with Kevin Brunkhorst, guitar, and Jordan Schug, bass, on March 9, 2004.
He taught a lesson on polyrhythms:
And did some melodic drumming:
Jazz Lecture Series artist and t UNT alumnus Jim Rotondi performed with Jangeun Bae, piano; Jordan Schug, bass; and Jon Deitemyer, drums, on March 2, 2004.
The U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors performed two concerts on campus on Oct. 19 and 20. The photos below come from the Oct. 20 performance in Kenton Hall. The band includes UNT alumni Jack Wengrosky, Kevin Watt, Tim Young, Andrew Layton, Chris Buckholz, Mike Buckley, and Pat Shook.
A benefit was held for the Jonathan Beckett medical fund at Hailey's in Denton on Oct. 3. Pictured below are the One O'Clock Lab Band, directed by Neil Slater, and the Chuck Willis group, which includes Wayne Delano, Kelly Durbin, Fred Hamilton, and Dennis Durick.
The L5 Guitar Ensemble, directed by Alejandro Flórez, performed the music of student composers and arrangers at the Syndicate on Oct. 13, 2004.
The Zebras, directed by Josh Hanlon, performed the music of Stevie Wonder at the Syndicate on Oct. 13, 2004.
Two lab bands performed at the Syndicate on October 6, 2004:
The NineO'Clock Band, directed by Scott Agster:
and the Eight O'Clock Band directed by Pete Wehner:
The One O'Clock Band, directed by Neil Slater, started off the Wednesday night series of performances at the Syndicate in the University Union on September 8, 2004.
The personnel this semester are:
trumpets: Jay Jennings, Dave Richards, Jamie Hovorka, Jason Levi, Mike Maher
trombones: Chris Kozen, Adam Jensen, Carl Murr, Scott Agster, Dan West
saxophones: Clay Pritchard, Brian Donohoe, Brad Danho, Matt Sawyer, Jesse Cloninger
rhythm section: Matt Lawless, piano; Paul Orbell, guitar; Daniel Foose, bass; Kevin Congleton, drums
Paul Orbell (guitar)
Matt Sawyer (tenor)
Clay Pritchard (tenor)
Trumpeter Nicholas Payton visited campus on Sept. 13, 2004. He coached and played with the One O'Clock Band and met with students for a question-and-answer session. His visit was sponsored by the Yamaha Corporation.
The tour lasted from February 1-17. 2004. We worked at three universities: The Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm, Stockholm Music Conservatory and Framnas University in Pitea. We recorded with Norrbotten Big Band (for the Swedish Radio), and performed five concerts throughout Sweden.
Soph and Karlsson with a student group that they coached at Framnas University in Pitea.
Rehearsal for a concert/clinic at Stockholm Musik Konservatorium with Swedish bassist Olle Steinholtz.
Ed Soph in rehearsal for a concert with the Oskarshamn Big Band.
Concert at the jazz club Fasching in Stockholm.
Concert at the jazz club Fasching with trumpeter (and UNT alumnus) Magnus Broo. Also pictured are bassist Christian Spering and saxophonist Lennart Aberg.
Pianist Ji-Young Lee sent these photos of UNT alumni playing with the Maynard Ferguson band. Along with Ji-Young, the pictures include her husband, bassist Eun-chang Choi, and drummer Stockton Helbing.
Michael League took this photo of Maynard with Ji-Young, Eun-chang, and Stockton at Blues Alley in Washington, D.C.
With Arturo Sandoval; photographer unknown (photo courtesy Ji-Young Lee).
The Stefan Karlsson Quartet played at the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival on April 30, 2005. Pictured are Stefan Karlsson, piano; Daniel Foose, bass; Ross Pederson, drums; John Murphy, saxophone.
Jonathan Whitney took the following photos of the L5 electric guitar ensemble at the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival.
Drummer Terri Lyne Carrington gave a clinic on April 8, 2005. She is shown here with Paul Orbell (guitar) and Brian Mulholland (bass).
Lynn Seaton, Brian Mulholland, and Jeff Eckels played a recital together on April 11, 2005.
The L5 Guitar Ensemble, directed by Alejandro Flérez, performed in Kenton Hall on Febrary 15, 2005.
Jazz lecture series artist Hilton Ruiz performed with the UNT Latin Jazz Ensemble, directed by José Aponte, on February 15, 2005. In the first photo, he's asked Eddie Cantu to tap 3-2 clave with one hand and 2-3 with the other. Nate Werth also did it. Further down we see him coaching Pelayo Parladé on the fine points of montuno playing.
Jazz lecture series artist Cecil Bridgewater performed with Jeff Eckels (bass) and Shawn Pickler (drums) on February 8, 2005.
Jazz lecture series artist Jerry Hahn performed with Jeff Eckels (bass) and Shawn Pickler (drums) on February 1, 2005.
The One O'Clock Lab Band, directed by Neil Slater, opened the Wednesday night series at the Syndicate in the University Union on January 26, 2005.
The Jazz Singers, directed by Paris Rutherford, performed at IAJE in Long Beach, CA in early January, 2005. Photos by Craig Marshall.
UNT hosted a gathering of alumni at IAJE. Photos by Craig Marshall.
More alumni photos by David Gibble.
New steps were added to the Music Building near Kenton Hall.
The Four O'Clock Lab Band played in the Syndicate on March 30, 2005. Andy Wright is soloing on alto in these photos, and Carl Murr is subbing for director Idit Shner.
The final Jazz Lecture Series artist for Spring 2005 is Eddie Gomez, on March 29, 2005. He is pictured below with Stefan Karlsson, with whom he has collaborated for the past ten years, and Josh Hanlon (piano) and Steve Pruitt (drums).
These two photos were taken by Brian and Sean Jacobi.
Former UNT student trumpeter Steve Butts and Mark "Speedy" Gonzalez, members of the Austin-based band Mingo Fishtrap, make their way amidst the audience during a performance at The Falls club in San Antonio on New Year's Eve, 2004. Other UNT alumni are also in the band. Photo courtesy Steve Butts.
Jazz lecture series artist Jeff "Tain" Watts performed with Josh Hanlon, piano, and Brian Mulholland, bass, on March 8, 2005. When one of the students asked about the origin of his nickname, he explained that he and pianist Kenny Kirkland were driving between gigs in Florida and stopped at a Chieftain gas station, one with a large and tasteless logo of an Indian. Kenny started calling him Jeff-tain after Chieftain, and the "Tain" nickname was born.
Jim Riggs took this photo of alumni Larry Panella (left) and Steve Haines (right) at IAJE in January.
and this photo of Stefan Karlsson and Darla Mayes, also at IAJE:
Jazz lecture series artist Paul McKee performed with Josh Hanlon, piano; Jeff Eckels, bass; and Shawn Pickler, drums, on March 1, 2005.
Photos of Lou Marini's visit to UNT are further down on this page.
Two lab bands closed the fall season of Wednesday night performances at the Syndicate on Nov. 30, 2005.
The Nine O'Clock Lab Band, directed by Randy Babin:
The Eight O'Clock Lab Band, directed by Aric Schneller:
Photos from the reception after Lou Marini's concert with the One O'Clock Lab Band on Nov. 22, 2005, taken by James Riggs.
Lou Marini acknowledges applause at the end of his concert.
Lou Marini with Lou Marini, Jr.
(L to R) Beverly Hoch, Mike Steinel, Jay Saunders
Lou Marini and James Scott, Dean of the College of Music
Bob Morgan (L), Dan Haerle
Chuck Fuller (L), Lou Marini
Lou Marini and Darla Mayes
Lou Marini autographs posters
Lou Marini and Shawn Picker, drummer in the One O'Clock Lab Band
Lou Marini and Chris McQueen, guitarist in the One O'Clock Lab Band
Lou Marini and Dave Richards, trumpeter in the One O'Clock Lab Band
Lou Marini and Brad Danho, alto saxophonist in the One O'Clock Lab Band
Jim Riggs and Lou Marini
(L to R) Lou Marini, Lindsay Riggs, Lou Marini, Jr.
Andrea and Neil Slater
Fred Hamilton (L), John Murphy
Craig and Sheri Marshall
All photos above provided by Jim Riggs.
Photos from the reception after Lou Marini's concert with the One O'Clock Lab Band on Nov. 22, 2005, taken by John Murphy.
John Wasson (L), Neil Slater
(L to R) Tony Baker, John Wasson, Ken George
(L ro R) unidentified, Bob Morgan, Craig Marshall
(L to R) Neil Slater, Pati Haworth, Cone Johnson, M.D.
Lou Marini (L), James Scott, Dean of the College of Music
(L to R) Ed Soph, (Ed-can you help me out with names?--JM)
Dan Haerle (L), Bob Morgan
Chris Seiter (L), Fred Hamilton
Lou Marini rehearsed with the One O'Clock Lab Band, directed by Neil Slater, on Nov. 22, 2005, in preparation for that evening's sold out concert.
On Nov. 4, 2005, the Jazz Repertory Ensemble, directed by John Murphy, played two concerts for middle and high school students at Bass Hall in Fort Worth. There were around 2,000 students at each concert. The photo below was taken at the soundcheck.
Lou Marini presented a clinic on Oct. 28, 2005. Pictured with Lou are Stefan Karlsson (piano), Fred Hamilton (bass), and Ross Pederson (drums).
Lou Marini was in town on Oct. 26, 2005 and stopped by to rehearse for his concert with the One O'Clock Lab Band, directed by Neil Slater, on November 22, 2005.
The Woody Witt Group with special guest Randy Brecker played at the Syndicate on Oct. 17, 2005. Pictured are Witt, tenor and soprano saxophones; Brecker, trumpet; Joe Locascio, piano; David Craig, bass; Ed Soph, drums.
Astral Project, made up of Tony Dagradi (saxophone), Steve Masakowski (guitar), James Singleton (bass), and John Vidacovich (drums), played at the Syndicate on Oct. 5, 2005.
Gomez Artist Phil Woods gave a talk to students and rehearsed with Neil Slater and the One O'Clock Lab Band on February 21, 2005.
On Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2005, at the Jazz Lecture series, Phil Woods played with Matt Lawless (piano), Daniel Foose (bass), and Kevin Congleton (drums), and listened to performances by Foose, Congleton, Josh Hanlon (piano), and saxophonists Brad Danho, Brian Donohoe, Idit Shner, and Matt Sawyer. Photos by Craig Marshall.
L to R: Evan Weiss, Phil Woods, Neil Slater
In the evening on Feb. 22, 2005, Phil Woods rehearsed for Thursday's concert with Jim Riggs, Stefan Karlsson, Fred Hamilton, Lynn Seaton, and Ed Soph.
These photos were taken by Jim Riggs:
Craig Marshall, Phil Woods, and Neil Slater at the soundcheck in Winspear:
Phil Woods, Neil Slater, Paul Orbell, Daniel Foose; Matt Lawless is behind Phil Woods.
Jim Riggs and Phil Woods (photo by JM)
Phil Woods with One O'Clock Lab Band trombonists (back, l to r) Chris Koen, Carl Murr; (front, l to r) Dan West, Scott Agster
Phil Woods with One O'Clock Lab Band saxophonists (back, l to r) Clay Pritchard, Jesse Cloninger; (front, l to r) Matt Sawyer, Brian Donohoe, Brad Danho
Phil Woods and Neil Slater
This photo of Phil Woods and Jim Riggs was taken by Gerald Stockton:
The One O'Clock Lab Band, directed by Neil Slater, opened the fall series of Wednesday night performances at the Syndicate in the University Union on September 7, 2005.
Clay Pritchard, ts (foreground); part of Daniel Foose, b; Shawn Pickler, d; Jonathan Adamo and Sara Jacovino, trb; Jay Jennings, Dave Richards, tpt.
Part of Clay Pritchard, ts; Brian Donohoe, Brad Danho, as; Jonathan Adamo, Sara Jacovino, Carl Murr, trb; Jay Jennings, Dave Richards, Jason Levi, tpt.
Marchel Ivery, Dallas-based tenor saxophonist, Tom Warrington, Los Angeles-based bassist, Stefan Karlsson, and Ed Soph kicked off the Tuesday night small group series at the Syndicate on Sept. 13, 2005.
The Three O'Clock Lab Band, directed by Craig Marshall, played at the Syndicate on Sept. 14, 2005.
The Two O'Clock Lab Band, directed by Jay Saunders, played at the Syndicate on Sept. 14, 2005.
Jason Levi directed the Five O'Clock Lab Band in a performance at the Syndicate on September 21, 2005.
Michael League led a large ensemble in a program of his arrangements and compositions on September 27, 2005. Pictured right to left are Bill Laurence, pianist, who came from Leeds, England to do this recital, Lynn Seaton, and Michael League.
Two UNT small groups opened for Headhunters on January 28, 2005 at the Granada Theater in Dallas. These photos were taken by bassist Michael League, except for the one of Michael and Paul Jackson, which was taken by Jangeun Bae.
Paul Orbell (L) and Brian Donohoe show off the green room spread.
Headhunters drummer Mike Clark.
Michael League and Headhunters bassist Paul Jackson.
The schedule posted backstage misspells drummer Ross Pederson's name. Yours truly the webmaster accepts some responsibility for that, because in one of my emails to Mike the Granada Theater owner, I might have written "Penderson" in place of "Pederson" because I had just been thinking about Pender's Music in Denton.
Matt Lawless in the background, Kevin Congleton in the foreground.
(L to R) Murray James Morrison, Chris McQueen, and Jangeun Bae await their turn on stage.
Paul Orbell (L) and Kevin Congleton at the soundcheck.
Photos of the One O'Clock Lab Band performing on the main stage at IAJE. Photos by Susan Hanlon.
Pictured outside the Vanguard, waiting to hear Kurt Rosenwinkel's group, are current students Sueyoung Yoo, Shawn Pickler, Daniel Foose, and Chris McQueen:
and alumni Bob Lanzetti and Brad Williams and current student Sarah Renfro.
Paris Rutherford led a vocal jazz reading session at IAJE.
Rosana Eckert's group performed at IAJE. With Rosana were Marvin Stamm, trumpet; Gary Eckert, percussion; Brian Piper, piano; Lynn Seaton, basss; Mike Drake, drums.
Leon Breeden played two tunes with the rhythm section at the Nov. 5, 2006 gig played by the Official Texas Jazz Orchestra, directed by Jim Riggs. In the band that night:
Saxophones: Jim Riggs, John Murphy, Randy Lee, Chris McGuire, Pete Brewer
Trumpets: Jay Saunders, Keith Jourdan, Jack Evans, Rodney Booth, Mike Steinel
Trombones: Tony Baker, Ken George, Chris Seiter, John Osborne
Rhythm: Dave Zoller - Piano, Lynn Seaton - Contrabass, Ross Pederson - Drumset
Photos by Joanne Riggs, Jim Riggs, and John Murphy
Two and Three O'Clock Bands at the Syndicate on February 1, 2006.
John Vidacovich starts off the lecture series on Feb. 7, 2006. in the morning session, he played with Ian Sinclair (piano) and Scott Trayer (bass).
He got close to the students and paid close attention to their questions.
Playing at the Syndicate on February 8, 2006: Five O'Clock band, directed by Jason Levi
and the Four O'Clock band, directed by Jonathan Beckett:
Makoto Ozone, jazz lecture series guest artist, performs on Feb. 14, 2006 with Scott Trayer (bass) and Steve Pruitt (drums).
On Feb. 22, 2006 the Nine O'Clock Lab Band, directed by Dave Richards, played at the Syndicate.
Allan Holdsworth, Jimmy Johnson, and Chad Wackerman gave a clinic on February 17, 2006. Fred Hamilton took these photos.
Jazz lecture series guest artist Dave Stryker played with Ian Sinclair (piano), Scott Trayer (bass), and Steve Pruitt (drums) on February 28, 2006.
Bill Holman and Pete Christlieb rehearse with the One O'Clock Lab Band on February 20, 2006.
On Feb. 21, 2006, Pete Christlieb played with Josh Hanlon, piano; Daniel Foose, bass; and Shawn Pickler, drums. Christlieb and Bill Holman spoke and fielded questions from students.
Bill Holman responds to a question from Matt Timm.
On February 22, 2006 (among many other activities) Bill Holman and Pete Christlieb met with a jazz history class that was open to all students.
Later that evening they rehearsed with the faculty small group for Thursday's performance. Group members include, besides Bill and Pete, Jim Riggs, alto and soprano sax; Tim Ishii, baritone sax; John Murphy, tenor sax; Jay Saunders and Mike Steinel, trumpet; Sara Jacovino, trombone (subbing for Tony Baker); Fred Hamilton, guitar; Stefan Karlsson, piano; Lynn Seaton, bass; Ed Soph, drums.
At the soundcheck on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006, Neil Slater chatted with Bill Holman:
Brad Danho chatted with Pete Christlieb:
And Pete Christ;ieb rehearsed with the faculty small group:
At the reception after the concert on Feb. 23, 2006, Bill Holman and Pete Christlieb are pictured here with Neil Slater:
and here's Bill with Jay Saunders and Jim Riggs:
Photos of Snooky Young, Clay Jenkins, Jay Saunders, and Mike Steinel by James Riggs
(L to R) Mike Steinel, Jay Saunders, Snooky Young, Clay Jenkins:
Photos from the Jazz Lecture series by John Murphy
Snooky Young, the renowned lead trumpet artist, and Clay Jenkins, L.A.-based trumpet artist, professor at the Eastman School of Music, and UNT alumnus, were the guest artists for the Jazz Lecture Series on March 7, 2006. They performed along with Ian Sinclair, piano; Michael League, bass; and Ryan Jacobi, drums.
Snooky Young listened to a rehearsal of the One O'Clock Band:
and greeted Rodney Booth, as Clay Jenkins and Jay Saunders look on. This lecture drew trumpet players from all over the DFW area, including Keith Jourdan.
On March 8, 2006, John Fedchock performed as a guest artist with the Two O'Clock Lab band, directed by Jim Riggs.
Jazz Lecture Series Guest Artist Andy Martin performed with Josh Hanlon, piano; Scott Trayer, bass; Ross Pederson, drums on March 21, 2006.
The Four O'Clock Lab band, directed by Jonathan Beckett, played at the Syndicate on March 22, 2006.
Jazz Lecture Series guest artist and UNT alumnus Marc Johnson played with Josh Hanlon, piano, and Ross Pederson, drums, at the morning session on March 28, 2006.
Alumnus Jesse Cloninger performs with the Maynard Ferguson band in Connecticut in April 2006. You can follow the tour dates at http://maynard.ferguson.net/concert.html
Jesse writes, "in the picture of Boss he probably just got done playing a really fat high note."
The Jazz Repertory Ensemble played at the Syndicate on April 5, 2006. Photos by Carolise Stroech.
Captions will be added soon. Many can be found now in the filename of each photo.
If you have photos of a UNT student or alumni group performing at the festival and would like to add them to these pages, please contact John Murphy at
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Current master's student Jonathan Beckett played with the rock band Baloney Moon.
Names can be found now in the filename of each photo.
Not a school group, but a group made up of UNT students.
UNT alums Baron Raymonde (alto) and Eric Scortia (organ) play with Pops Carter.
Drew Phelps, UNT alumnus; also alums: Rob Avsharian, Paul Metzger; Tony Baker, Jazz faculty member; Steve Story
Lynn Seaton's Bass Workshop was held on June 12-16, 2006. Each image below links to a larger version.
[Since people also refer to this as Bass Camp I'm adding these words down here so people can find this in a search.--Web editor, Dec. 18, 2009]
Mike Steinel and Tony Baker's Jazz Trumpet and Trombone Workshop took place on June 19-24, 2006.
Here are some photos of students in rehearsal with...
The UNT Small Group Jazz Workshop, directed by Mike Steinel, was held on July 16-21, 2006. It was an exciting week. These photos were taken in master classes and rehearsals by Jeff Hodges, UNT grad student and workshop counselor (except for the last three, which were taken by Rodney Booth), and edited by John Murphy.
This photo of Fred Hamilton's small group was taken by a parent (if you send me your name, I'll add a photo credit):
Photos by James Riggs:
The One O'Clock Lab Band, directed by Neil Slater, kicked off the Wednesday night series in the Union Syndicate on Sept. 6, 20006.
The Two O'Clock Lab Band, directed by Jim Riggs, played on Sept. 13, 2006. Jay Saunders also directed the Three O'Clock Band that night.
Dave Richards directed the Six O'Clock Lab band at the Syndicate on Sept. 27, 2006.
Justin Stanton directed the Seven O'Clock Lab band at the Syndicate on Sept. 27, 2006.
The One O'Clock Lab Band, directed by Neil Slater, played a concert at UT-Dallas on Sept. 29, 2006. Photo by Craig Marshall.
At the Vocal Jazz Forum on Oct. 13, 2006, there were performances by
and Kyle McIntire:
The Three O'Clock Band, directed by Jay Saunders, played at the Syndicate on Oct. 18, 2006:
The Two O'Clock Band, directed by Jim Riggs, played at the Syndicate on Oct. 18, 2006.
On October 25, 2006, the Latin Jazz Ensemble, directed by José Aponte, played at the Syndicate:
On Nov. 21, 2006, Wayne Bergeron performed with the One O'Clock Lab Band. He's shown here with the trombone section. Photo courtesy Victor Barranco.
The next ten photos from the reception after Wayne Bergeron's concert with the One O'Clock Lab Band were taken by Craig Marshall.
On November 1, 2006, the SG Guitar Ensemble, directed by Fred Hamilton, played in Kenton Hall.
On November 1, 2006, the Five O'Clock Band, directed by Chris McGuire, played at the Syndicate.
On November 1, 2006, the Four O'Clock Band, directed by Jason Levi and featuring Michal Booth, voice, played at the Syndicate.
On most nights at the Syndicate, like Nov. 1, 2006, it's like a jazz faculty meeting:
L to R: Jim Riggs, Paris Rutherford, Neil Slater, John Murphy, Rodney Booth, Jay Saunders. Mike Steinel was also there. Photo by Jason Levi.
On Nov. 3, 2006, the Jazz Repertory Ensemble, directed by John Murphy, played two concerts for young people at Bass Hall in Fort Worth. The first nine photos were taken during the sound check by Pedro Valdes, father of our bassist, Alex Valdes.
Ronald Shannon Jackson, the drummer/composer/bandleader, came to our second concert and joined us for lunch at Joe T Garcia's.
(L to R) Shannon, Ryan Hurn, Dave Shelton (photo by John Murphy)
John Murphy and Ronald Shannon Jackson (photo by Brad Williams):
IAJE photos are coming soon.
On January 30, 2007, Wycliffe Gordon started off the Jazz Lecture Series. He was accompanied by Dave Shelton, piano; Bach Norwood, bass; Michael DiAngelo, drums.
Combo Workshop 2007
These photos were taken on Friday, July 20, 2007, during classes, rehearsals, and the concert.
Each photo links to a larger version (800px wide).
Photos by John Murphy, UNT Jazz Faculty
Picures below are from Stefan Karlsson's and Ed Soph's artist-in-residence trip to the Conservatori-Liceu in Barcelona, Spain (March '06/'07)
Tour pictures from Italy in November 2006 with Eddie Gomez and Nasheet Waits
Tour pictures from Italy in July 2007 with Eddie Gomez and Duduka Da Fonseca
Tour pictures from Italy in July 2007 with Eddie Gomez and Duduka Da Fonseca
Clay Jenkins was the guest artist in the lecture series on Feb. 13, 2007. He's pictured with Dave Shelton, piano; Joe Johnson, bass; Ross Pederson, drums.
John Stowell was the lecture series guest artist on Feb. 7, 2007. Video stills by Andy La Violette.
February 20, 2007
Ronald Shannon Jackson gave two talks and played with students as part of the annual Jazz Lecture Series. Students pictured are Chris Villanueva, electric piano; Mikel Combs, electric bass; Joe Johnson, acoustic bass.
Ed Soph, Ronald Shannon Jackson
On Feb. 28, the Latin Jazz Ensemble, directed by José Aponte, played at the Syndicate.
On Feb. 26, 2007, Rufus gave an opening talk and Q&A in Kenton Hall.
On Feb. 26, 2007, Rufus Reid rehearsed with the One O'Clock Lab Band.
On Feb. 27, 2007, Rufus Reid played and lectured at the lecture series. Jiri Levicek (piano) and Ross Pederson (drums) played with him.
Rehearsing with the One O'Clock Lab Band in Winspear Hall on March 1, 2007:
Rehearsing with Stefan Karlsson, Fred Hamilton, and Ed Soph on March 1, 2007. Photos in this section are by Craig Marshall.
At the post-concert reception on March 1, 2007 are Dean James Scott, Neil Slater, and Rufus Reid; in the left foreground, Elizabeth Scott; in the right background, Rodney Booth.
Alumnus Dave Pietro was the Jazz Lecture Series guest artist on March 6, 2007.
Jiri Levicek, piano; Joe Johnson, bass; Ross Pederson, drums and cymbals.
The Justin Stanton group played at the Syndicate on March 6, 2007. Stanton, trumpet and piano; Matt Muehling, guitar; Sylvester Onyejiaka, tenor; Ryan Hagler, bass; Jeff Randall, drums. Playing the music of Kurt Rosenwinkel.
Alumnus J.D. Walter was the Jazz Lecture Series guest artist on March 13, 2007.
The Two O'Clock Lab Band, directed by Jim Riggs, played at the Syndicate on March 14, 2007.
The One O'Clock Band performing at Lab Band Madness, April 2007. Photo by Craig Marshall. Link to larger version
Snarky Puppy, the band led by alumnus & bassist & composer Michael League, opened for Victor Wooten at the Granada Theater in Dallas on April 23, 2007. Other members of the band include current and former UNT jazz studies students. Photos courtesy Kait Dunton & the Granada Theater.
Photos by Ron Kukal of Leon Breeden and the Jim Riggs Big Band at the Duck Inn in Lake Dallas, TX on September 2, 2007.
Leon Breeden, Clarinet
JIM RIGGS, JOHN MURPHY, RANDY LEE, CHRIS MCGUIRE, ROGER HOLMES
JAY SAUNDERS, KEITH JOURDAN, JACK EVANS, RODNEY BOOTH, MIKE STEINEL
STEVE WIEST, DAVE WINSLOW, CHRIS SEITER, JOHN OSBORNE
JOSH HANLON - PIANO, KIRBY STEWART - CONTRABASS, ED SOPH - DRUMSET
On Nov. 14, 2007, the Jazz Repertory Ensemble, directed by John Murphy, played at the Syndicate. Photos by Jim Riggs. Personnel: Saxes: Steve Friel, Z Ignas, Joe Janes, Jeremiah Johnson; Trumpets: Matt Coen, John Guari, Peter Brewer, Tim Schleinat, guest Matt Timm; Trombones: Derek Molacek, Josh Walley, Travis Novak, Joshua Diaz; Rhythm: Kait Dunton, piano; Chris Beyt, guitar; Yuka Tadano, bass; Colin Hinton, drums.
On Nov. 7, 2007, the lab band directed by Joe Janes played at the Syndicate:
On Nov. 7, 2007, the new trombone ensemble U-Tubes, directed by Steve Wiest, made its debut:
The Super400 Electric Guitar Ensemble played at the Syndicate on Oct. 10, 2007 under the direction of Jake Hanlon.
The L5 Electric Guitar Ensemble played at the Syndicate on Oct. 10, 2007 under the direction of Fred Hamilton.
The Zebras played the music of RH Factor at the Syndicate on Oct. 10, 2007 under the direction of Kait Dunton.
Saxophonist George Garzone, guest artist with the Small Group program, presented a clinic on October 29, 2007.
The Zebras, directed by Kait Dunton, played a concert on October 29, 2007.
On Oct. 30, 2007, George Garzone played with Stefan Karlsson, Fred Hamilton, and Ed Soph at the Syndicate.
On Oct. 31, 2007, George Garzone gave a masterclass for the small group program.
Photos from 2008
Room 282 will soon have new seating. Here's how it looks without chairs on August 7, 2008:
Holy Toledo! Jim Riggs is moving out of Room 330!
On August 13 and 14, 2008, a crew from Wolfe Installation in Houston installed new seats in Kenton Hall.
(L to R:) Devin, Carlos, Michael, Joe, Efren, Juan, Miguel
Photos and social media updates from the Summer 2008 European Tour by the One O'Clock Lab Band.
Bassist, songwriter, and singer Jay Leonhart was the jazz lecture series guest artist on Jan. 29, 2008. He's pictured with Benjamin Haugland, piano, and Sean Jones, drums.
Pianist Taylor Eigsti began the 2008 Jazz Lecture Series with a performance and workshop on January 22, 2008. Students Ryan Hagler (bass) and Ross Pederson(drums) played with him. In the morning session, Bach Norwood played bass and Ryan Jacobi played drums.
Neil Slater directed the One O'Clock Lab Band to open the Wednesday night series at the Union Syndicate on January 23, 2008.
Photos from Paris Rutherford's Vocal Jazz Workshop, held in June 2008.
More photos can be found here.
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Lecture series guest artist Steve Davis played with Benjamin Haugland (piano), Mikel Combs (bass), and Sean Jones (drums) in the morning session, and Jiri Levicek (piano), Ryan Hagler (bass), and Ross Pederson (drums) in the afternoon on March 4, 2008.
Lead trumpet player and alumnus Frank Greene was the Jazz Lecture Series Guest Artist on March 11, 2008. Students found his talk on building a career both practical and inspiring.
Neil Slater and Frank Greene.
(L ro R) Current student and trumpet player Justin Woodward, Frank Greene talking to Justin's Mom, Neil Slater, Steve Wiest.
The UNT Jazz Singers, directed by Paris Rutherford, welcomed guest artists Nancy King and Steve Christofferson in their annual fall concert on Nov. 14, 2008.
Rare bass trombone feature captured on cellphone camera! It happened when Adrian Núñez was featured with the Four O'Clock Lab Band, directed by Bruce Bohnstengel, on Sept. 17, 2008 at the syndicate.
At the benefit for Marchel Ivery on Sept. 14, 2008, Brad Leali played with Steve Turre along with Kelly Durbin (piano), Lyles West (bass) and Andrew Griffith, drums.
The Tuesday night small group series started on Sept. 9, 2008.
(L to R) Ryan Davidson, guitar; Ryan Hagler, bass; Colin Hinton, drums.
(L to R) Luke Brimhall, trombone; Yuka Tadano, bass; Tom Eby, trumpet; Mike Machietto, alto; Sean Jones, drums.
Brad Leali directed the Three O'Clock Lab Band at the Syndicate for the first time on Sept. 10, 2008. (flash malfunctioned--I'll do better next time--JM)
Jay Saunders directed the Two O'Clock Lab Band at the Syndicate for the first time on Sept. 10, 2008.
Bruce Forman, jazz lecture series guest artist, played at the morning session on Feb. 19, 2008 with Mikel Combs, bass, and Sean Jones, drums.
Photos from 2009
Photos by John Murphy unless otherwise noted. Photos are © UNT Jazz Studies and may not reproduced without permission and photo credit.
Mike Moreno, Jazz Lecture Series guest artist, plays with Ryan Hagler, bass, and Mike D'Angelo, drums, at the lecture series on Feb. 10, 2009.
Chuck Berghofer, Jazz Lecture Series guest artist, plays with Roberto Verastegui, piano, and Sean Jones, drums, and Ben Haugland, piano and Mike D'Angelo, drums, at the lecture series on Feb. 17, 2009.
At a jam session at the Syndicate on Feb. 24, 2009: Colin Campbell, piano; Matt Morey, tenor sax; Nigel Rivers, bass; James Holt, alto sax; Nick Diomedes, drums; Clay Foster, guitar.
Photos by John Murphy unless otherwise noted. Photos are © UNT Jazz Studies and may not reproduced without permission and photo credit.
Russell Gloyd rehearses with the One O'Clock Lab Band on Feb. 23, 2009
Dave Brubeck and Stefan Karlsson at Small Group Forum.
Dave Brubeck and Ed Soph chat in John Murphy's office.
Russell Gloyd conducts the UNT Symphony Orchestra.
A part for Dave Brubeck's "Pange Lingua Variations."
Dave Brubeck visited Small Group Forum on Feb. 23, 2009 and commented on original music by Lane Garner, Peter Brewer, Adam Robertson, Zach Forsyth, and Scott Mulvahill. These are blurry because they are in "cellphone vérité" style.
Michael Moore visits the Denton square on Feb. 24, 2009. In 1925, when this Model T was made, Dave Brubeck was 5 years old. Michael Moore was 24 years old. (Bobby Militello made me write that.--J.Murphy)
Three members of the quartet visited Lynn Seaton's improv class on Feb. 24, 2009.
Michael Moore bass master class on Feb. 24, 2009
Jazz Lecture series on Feb. 24, 2009
The following two photos were taken by UNT's Jonathan Reynolds.
Dave Brubeck visits Steve Wiest's composition class.
Russell Gloyd rehearses the UNT Symphony Orchestra and Grand Chorus with the Dave Brubeck Quartet on Feb. 24, 2009.
Dave Brubeck and Russell Gloyd visited Joe Janes's History of Jazz Class.
Dave Brubeck visited Stefan Karlsson's piano masterclass.
The quartet and Russell Gloyd took questions in an open forum.
The quartet rehearsed with the One O'Clock Lab Band.
The quartet listened to Dave Richards's arrangement of Dave Brubeck's "Here Comes McBride."
There are links to other March 2009 photo pages at the bottom of this page.
Curtis Fuller was our lecture series guest artist on March 3, 2009. He played with Ben Haugland, piano; Sean Jacobi, bass; Sean Jones, drums; and with Roberto Verastegui, piano; Ryan Hagler, bass; Mike D'Angelo, drums.
On March 4, 2009 the Jazz Repertory Ensemble, directed by Joe Janes, and the U-Tubes, directed by Steve Wiest, who was covering for Dave Richards, who was ill, played at the Syndicate.
Jazz Repertory Ensemble
Craig Marshall took these photos of the rehearsal for the concert of music by Mike Steinel on March 1, 2009.
On March 10, 2009, Ingrid Jensen was the Jazz Lecture Series guest artist. She played with Roberto Verastegui, piano; Sean Jacobi, bass; and Sean Jones, drums; and with Jiri Levicek, piano; Jacob Smith, bass; and Colin Hinton, drums. She also sat in with the Three O'Clock Lab Band, directed by Brad Leali, before heading to Ft. Worth to play with Tim Goynes, guitar; Lynn Seaton, bass; and Ed Soph, drums.
Billy Hart was our Jazz Lecture Series guest artist on March 24, 2009.
On March 31, 2009, Tim Warfield was our Jazz Lecture Series guest artist.
José A. Bowen, Dean of the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University, was our jazz lecture series guest artist on April 7, 2009. He talked about ways that players and teachers can think about jazz history and about his work as organizer of the forthcoming Smithsonian Anthology of Jazz, and demonstrated his interactive software for students of jazz. His site is josebowen.com.
The Tierney Sutton Band (Tierney Sutton, voice; Christian Jacob, piano; Kevin Axt, bass; Ray Brinker, drums (UNT alumnus)) were the guests artists for the April 14, 2009 lecture series.
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These photos were taken at the One O'Clock Lab Band performance as headliner at the World Saxophone Congress XV on July 11, 2009. The performance was held on the campus of Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand. Guest artists, featured as soloists with the band on the second half of the concert, were Mr. James Carter, saxophone, and UNT Jazz Professor Brad Leali, saxophone.
The band and the guest artists were enthusiastically received by the packed house of congress attendees and VIPs of Mahidol University and Bangkok, Thailand. For interviews and/or comments related to the performance, please contact the following (all present at the event):
Dr. Joe Bowman
Asst. Prof. Dr. Joseph Bowman
Professor of Trumpet
D.M.A. Program Chair
Mahidol University College of Music
Mobile Phone: +6686-758-9106
Professor of Saxophone
Artistic Director WSCXV
College of Music, Mahidol University
25/25 Phuttamonthon Sai 4
Salaya, Nakonpathom. Thailand 73170
Dr. Sugree Charoensook, Dean, Mahidol University
James Scott, Dean, UNT College of Music
Steve Wiest, Director, One O'Clock Lab Band
Craig Marshall, Manager, One O'Clock Lab Band
Michal Garcia, Photographer and UNT Jazz Studies alumnus based in Asia
+852 9154 4837
Captions by Michal Garcia. Image resizing and this photo page coded by John Murphy.
9333 Ryan Davidson guitar
9347 Ryan Hagler bass
9352 & 9355 James Carter - guest artist saxophones
9369 Clynt Yerkes trumpet
9375 Sam Reid lead alto saxophone
9381 closeup of Ryan Davidson's guitar
9384 Ryan Hagler, bass
9386 Michael D'Angelo, drums
9404 Ryan Davidson, guitar
9456 & 9461 James Carter guest artist (saxophone) with Steve Wiest (Director, One O'Clock Lab Band
9508 & 9510 Steve Wiest, Director
9514 James Carter saxophones
9529 Sean Giddings piano
9535 Michael D'Angelo
9544 Sean Giddings piano
9546 Steve Wiest
9606 James Carter
9624 Clynt Yerkes trumpet
9635 Brian Clancy tenor saxophone
9636 Chris Mike Baritone Saxophone
9669 entire One O'Clock Lab Band (Brad Leali soloing in
9673 Point of View shot from trumpet section (James Blackwell on left)
9688 entire One O'Clock Lab Band (Brad Leali soloing in background)
9710 Brad Leali guest soloist alto Saxophone, Sean Giddings sitting at piano
9713 Michael D'Angelo drums
9774 Trombone section Left to right: Luke Brimhall, Dave Richards, Carl Lundgren
9799 Saxophone Section: left to right: Sylvester Onyejiaka, Collin Hauser, Sam Reid, Brian Clancy, Chris Mike
9816 Steve Wiest
9817 Trumpets Left to Right: Pete Clagett, Thomas Davis, James Blackwell
9818 Sam Reid (flute, normally lead alto saxophone)
9820 Sam Reid, now on saxophone
9829 Trumpets Left to Right: Pete Clagett, Thomas Davis, James Blackwell
9832 Sean Giddings piano
9834 Trumpets: James Blackwell(left side), Matt Timm (right side)
9840 9843 9844 Collin Hauser, alto saxophone
9852 Saxophone Section Left to Right: Sam Reid, Brian Clancy, Chris Mike
9863 Ryan Davidson guitar
9868 9874 9875 Sylvester Onyejiaka, tenor saxophone
9887 9888 Sean Giddings, piano
9889 9891 Steve Wiest, bowing in traditional Thai manner known as "Wai" - to say "Thank you"
9897 9908 9912 James Carter (now on Soprano Saxophone)
9951 9955 9972 Brad Leali (alto saxophone)
9978 Sean Giddings Piano
9991 9992 0004 0020 0038 0046 0062 0066 James Carter, tenor saxophone various images.
0068 0071 James Carter saxophone, with Steve Wiest Director
0074 James Carter says goodbye
0078 Brad Leali alto saxophone pointing
0091 Full One O'Clock Lab Band, Brad Leali guest artist
0102 Brad Leali solo alto saxophone, Sean Giddings Piano
0145 Sylvester Onyejiaka, Tenor Saxophone
0159 Trumpet section Left to Right: Thomas Davis, James Blackwell, Matt Timm
0164 Luke Brimhall trombone (soloing)
0166 Steve Wiest director
0180 Saxophones Left to Right: Collin Hauser, Sam Reid, Brian Clancy
0185 Full Band
0200 Sam Reid with Eugene Rousseau - Eugene's considered one of the leading saxophone performers and pedagogues in the world today.
0202 Left to Right: Eugene Rousseau, Eric Nestler (Saxophone professor at UNT), Sylvester Onyejiaka Tenor Saxophone
0212 Trumpet Section Left to Right: Matt Timm, Thomas Davis, Pete Clagett, Clynt Yerkes, James Blackwell
0217 Left to Right: Back Row: Brian Clancy, Brad Leali, Eric Nestler, Eugene Rousseau, Collin Hauser, Sylvester Onyejiaka, Front Row: Sam Reid, Chris Mike
0218 Rhythm Section left to right: Ryan Hagler, Michael D'Angelo, Sean Giddings, Ryan Davidson
0223 Trombone Section Left to right: Matt Jefferson, Luke Brimhall, Dave Richards, Carl Lundgren, Jason Hausback
0229 Left to Right: Dave Richards trombone, Steve Wiest Director
The Jazz Repertory Ensemble played its first concert under new director Rodney Booth on Oct. 13, 2009 in Kenton Hall. On Oct. 14, 2009, the group played its first Syndicate gig under Booth's direction.
The Latin Jazz Ensemble is now a Lab. This means students can play in it to meet their Lab requirement just as they can in a Jazz Lab Band. Director José Aponte led the group at the Syndicate on Oct. 14, 2009.
The Jazz Singers I, II, and III performed at the Syndicate on Oct. 21, 2009.
Photos from 2010
UNT groups performed on a new UNT Showcase stage at the 2010 Denton Arts & Jazz Festival.
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LAB BAND MADNESS
Seven O'Clock Lab Band, directed by Yuka Tadano
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One O'Clock Lab Band, directed by Steve Wiest
Photos by Gillian Murphy.
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Jazz SIngers I, directed by Dr. Timothy Brent
Photos by Gillian Murphy
Panoramic photos taken on Saturday, April 24.
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UNT Jazz studies professors Stefan Karlsson and Ed Soph toured Stockholm, Sweden and Jakobstad and Vaasa, Finland with two selected students from the jazz studies program (Asher Barreras-bass, and Brian Clancy-sax). The quartet performed at schools, clubs and concert halls. Workshops were also held at three institutions. In addition, two new exchange programs are currently being established from their visits with the Royal Conservatory of Music in Stockholm, Sweden and Novia University in Jakobstad, Finland (to begin in Spring 2011).
3/20- Left Denton with students for DFW at 10:30AM. Our plane to Chicago was delayed. Finally arrived O’Hare at 4:30PM…ran towards the international terminal…they closed the door to our plane to Stockholm just as we got through the last security check! Now what…? Well, SAS put us on a Swiss Air flight to Zurich and then to Stockholm from there…got the scenic world route. We arrived in to Stockholm six hours later than originally scheduled. At least we had a day-off that day. Two of the bags were delayed, however, arrived the next day.
3/21- Arrived Stockholm, Sweden at 2:30PM. Hotel Check-in. Students went to Gamla Stan (Old Town) at night…had to see to the castle!
3/22- Meeting regarding the exchange program at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Stockholm (http://www.kmh.se/home.php). Went to the Vasa Museum in the afternoon…definitely something that needs to be explored! (www.vasamuseet.se/InEnglish/about.aspx) Our students went to jazz club “Fasching” at night (http://www.fasching.se/). They listened to student groups from the Royal Conservatory…had a good hang with their students that night.
3/23- Performance and workshop at Sodra Latin Arts Magnet High School in Stockholm (http://www.son.edu.stockholm.se/). This is the premier arts magnet school in Stockholm, and entrance requirements are very competitive. We heard a lot of great talent. We spent 5 hours at their school talking about UNT, performing, workshop with their student groups and a meeting with their jazz faculty regarding pedagogy. Our students went to jazz club “Glen Miller’s” at night…heard some really interesting original music from local musicians. They also met other Swedish and international students from the Royal Conservatory of Music. http://www.glennmillercafe.com/
3/24- Left for Sodertalje at 11AM. Performance and worskshop at Sodertalje Highschool in Sodertalje, Sweden. Evening concert at Estrad Theatre (concert hall) in Sodertalje. The concert was well received and organizers want us back for future projects. http://www.sodertalje.se/pages/17305/Estradprogram_vår2010.pdf
3/25- 6AM wake-up call. Taxi to Arlanda airport…flight take-off at 10:00AM. Air-travel from Stockholm to Vaasa, Finland (1 hr). Drove to Jakobstad from Vasa (90minutes). Arrived at hotel in the late afternoon. Evening club gig at “Jazzoo”. Sound-check at 6PM and gig started at 9PM (2 sets). http://www.jazzoo.fi/
3/26- Arrived at Novia University at 10AM (http://www.novia.fi/main.asp?id=87&menu=kultur&sektor=kultur). Performed and gave workshops at Novia University. Our day was done at 4PM. Dinner at 7PM and back to the hotel.
3/27- Hotel check-out and drove to Vaasa at Noon (club gig at jazz club “Doobop” at night) http://www.doobop.fi/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=162&Itemid=14. Hotel check-in at 2PM. Students room was not ready…took a walk around town. Got back to the hotel…room had been upgraded. Their room had a beautiful sauna in their bathroom (with cool slippers and bathrobes)! Sound-check at 6PM. Went to dinner and then started the gig at 10PM (2 sets).
3/28- 7:00AM wake-up call. Air travel from Vaasa (10AM) back to Stockholm, Sweden. Hotel check-in at 2PM (Arlandia Hotel at the Arlanda airport). Dinner at night…hit the bed.
3/29- 6AM wake-up call. Hotel shuttle to terminal 5. Left Stockholm for DFW at 10AM. Changed plane in Copenhagen, Denmark and left for Dulles airport in Washington, D.C. at 12:30PM. Arrived DFW at 7:10PM. Back in Denton at 8:30PM.
Enjoy some of the tour pictures below....
Karlsson with students from Novia University
Gig at jazz club Jazzoo-Jakobstad, Finland
Gig at jazz club Doobop-Vaasa, Finland
Wanted: Dead or Alive!
Of course a sauna in the bathroom!
Important rule...learn in all languages!
Gig at club Doobop
Brian at the Vasa Museum in Stockholm
On stage at Doobop
Asher at the royal castle in Stockholm
Jazz club Glenn Miller's in Stockholm
Professor Karlsson and Soph at the Royal Conservatory of Music (Stockholm) with jazz director Ola Bengtsson (in the middle)
At Novia University (Jakobstad) with jazz director Marcus Soderstrom (in the middle)
A real bebop piano
At Novia with Marcus Soderstrom (in the middle)
At the Royal Conservatory of Music in Stockholm
Professor Soph playing in the snow
History in Vaasa, Finland
Tom "Bones" Malone sent these photos in October 2010.
1. Victor Barranco, Carl Murr, Tom "Bones" Malone
3. Adolfo Acosta & Tom "Bones" Malone at BBKings 10/13/10 with Tower Of Power.
4. Lou Marini, Tom "Bones" Malone BBKings 10/12/10
5. Mic Gillette, Tom "Bones" Malone & Adofo Acosta at BBKings 10/13/10 with Tower Of Power.
6. Tom "Bones" Malone & Hanson, Giant Stadium
7. Kris Berg, Bones & Jason Levi
8. With Gary Grant
9. With Dr. Brian English
10. With Steve Wiest & Tom Brantley
11. With Steve Wiest & Slide Hampton
Professors Karlsson and Soph were invited to perform and give master classes at the Music Conservatory in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This was part of their 5th Annual Jazz Festival and was held 15-18 April. In addition to drumset and improvisation clinics, Karlsson and Soph gave a rhythm section master class with bassist Eddie Gomez. The trio (Gomez/Karlsson/Soph) played a gig at jazz club/restaurant CARLI'S on Friday night, and performed a Quintet concert at the conservatory on Saturday night with Marco Pignataro (sax) and Matt Marvuglio (flute) from Berklee College of Music in Boston. Other invited performers/clinicians included Danilo Perez (piano), Paoli Mejias (percussionist), Ben Lapidus (guitar), Aric Schneller (trombone), and others.
Professor Soph with student
Soph/Karlsson/Gomez (in the middle) after trio master class
Conservatory court yard where concerts were held
view from the conservatory
Karlsson with jazz studies director Luis Marin (right) and bassist/friend Pedro Perez (left)
Undergraduate students Kevin Bach and David Winniford and graduate students Li Xiaochuan, Sergio Pamies Rodriguez, and Sarah Roberts participated in a study abroad trip to Shanghai led by John Murphy from May 17-June 1. The group presented workshops and two concerts at East China Normal University; presented a workshop at the JZ School, an independent music school associated with the JZ Jazz Club; visited Shanghai Conservatory; played a set at the Melting Pot jazz club; heard a concert by the Duke Ellington Orchestra; and visited Expo 2010. Chang Lin of East China Normal University was our host.
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Rehearsing at ECNU.
Shanghai World Financial Center is the tower on the left. The 100th floor observation deck is at the top of the opening in the building, with some clear panels in the floor. From the angle the Jinmao Tower on the right looks taller, but in the next photo you can see that the observation deck looks down on the top of it.
Showing some love for the Lab bands! (Ella Smith, Alex Blair, Ally Hany, Jordan Coffing, Gabby Byrd-Isenhour). Photo by Claire Hebert.
Photo by Johnny Crawley.
Stefan Karlsson traveled to Bangkok and Shanghai with the Eddie Gomez Trio, with Billy Drummond on drums, to appear at the Thailand International Jazz Conference at Mahidol University on February 1-3, 2013.
In Stefan's words:
We did a clinic for all of the registered conference attendees (I think around 2000 people). We adjudicated two jazz competitions (one for under 21 years of age and one for the open category- 21 or over). Peter Bernstein joined us for the "open" competition.
We left for Shanghai on Feb. 4 and performed two nights (Feb. 5 and 6) at JZ Club with Li Xiaochuan [trumpet, UNT MM Jazz Studies graduate]. We had two great nights nights with a full house. We also did a recording on Thursday Feb 7 with Li Xiaochuan. The CD will be released fairly soon.
The open competition with the trio, Peter Bernstein and the Dean of the Mahidol College of Music, Dr. Sugree Charoensook. The 3rd student from the left is pianist Sopon Suwannakit who hopefully will be here this fall for his master's.