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.

http://www.cancerblows.com

Rudresh Mahanthappa visit rescheduled to March 31

Gospel Meets Jazz Features Cynthia Scott

Brad Leali's Gospel Meets Jazz 2015 concert features vocalist Cynthia Scott with the Three O'Clock Lab Band. The concert is at 5 p.m. on Sunday Feb. 15 in Voertman Hall in the music building. Admission is free. It will be livestreamed.

Recent videos by the One O'Clock Lab Band

U-Tubes win International Trombone Association 2015 Kai Winding Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition

From Prof. Tony Baker:
I am proud to announce that the U-Tubes have won the International Trombone Association 2015 Kai Winding Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition! They will be traveling to Valencia, Spain in July to perform a feature concert at the 2015 International Trombone Festival!

Alumni update from Tyler Mire

Composer/arranger and trumpet player Tyler Mire earned a bachelor's in Jazz Studies in 2010 and a master's in jazz studies in 2012. He sends this update:

UNT Jazz Chair reviews "Whiplash"

My brief conversation with KERA's Stephen Becker and Chris Vognar of the Dallas Morning News aired today (Jan. 22, 2015) and is available here.

Rich DeRosa and WDR Big Band play holiday concert

The Holiday Concert on Dec. 6 wasn't the only one this season that involved UNT Jazz Faculty. Here's the audio for the WDR Big Band's holiday concert on Dec. 26, 2014 with musical director Rich DeRosa and guest artists Ola Onabule, voice, and Berthold Matschat, chromatic harmonica.

Link to audio at WDR site

Michael League Q&A on Dec. 4, 2014

Michael League will hold a Q&A on Thursday, Dec. 4 from 7-8:30 p.m. in Kenton Hall (room 282 in the UNT College of Music building). Admission is free.

Michael League is a Grammy Award-winning bassist, guitarist, composer, arranger, producer, label owner, and bandleader based out of Brooklyn, New York.

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