Two Music: It Don't Mean A Thing, If It . . .

Two Music: It Don't Mean A Thing, If It . . . , the new CD by the Two O'Clock Lab Band, directed by Jay Saunders, will be released on Sept. 10, 2014. Pre-orders can be made now in our online store, and will start shipping on the release date.

Photos from the 2014 Jazz Combo Summer Workshop

Our 2014 Jazz Combo Workshop was very well attended. More than 100 students spent the week rehearsing, jamming, and studying jazz theory, improvisation, and history--and hanging out in Maple Hall, eating in Bruce Hall cafeteria, and making friends.

Photos can be found here.

Hanlon, Kervin earn faculty positions

Congratulations to Josh Hanlon, a UNT jazz studies alumnus (M.M. '06) and former adjunct instructor of jazz piano at UNT, who will join the faculty of Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX as Visiting Assistant Professor of Music. He will teach music courses and help develop Tarleton's new music business focus. Originally from Canada, now a longtime Denton resident, Josh spent five years as country legend Ray Price's pianist and conductor.

Lynn Seaton receives Fulbright

Lynn Seaton will spend the fall 2014 semester teaching in Latvia. See the UNT news story.

Rich DeRosa releases CD That Music Always Round Me

A new CD that Rich DeRosa has been working on intermittently for the past two years will finally be released this month. It is called That Music Always Round Me. Garry Dial and Dick Oatts are the composers of the project. They created music set to 15 poems by Walt Whitman. DeRosa was commissioned to create the arrangements for the various choirs that accompany their jazz group. During the first week in July, the WDR big band will record Rich DeRosa's arrangements of 10 compositions by legendary jazz bassist Ron Carter. Carter will also be recording with the band.

Faculty concerts at the Jazz Combo Workshop

UNT Jazz Combo Summer Workshop Evening Concerts
Voertman Hall, UNT College of Music

The public is invited to this series of faculty concerts that are part of the UNT Jazz Combo Summer Workshops. Admission is free. Tax-deductible contributions in support of the Jazz Combo Summer Workshop are invited. Voertman Hall is located within the College of Music building at 415 Ave. C in Denton. Recommended parking lot: between music practice buildings and Bain Hall. For more information, call (940) 565-3743.

Performer lineups are subject to change.

Monday, July 14
7:00 p.m.

Alumni news from Keith Javors

Keith Javors sent two press releases about news from his label, Inarhyme Records:

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Inarhyme Records, LLC is pleased to announce the performance and recording rights acquisition of the NDR Bigband - Hamburg Radio Jazz Orchestra’s Tall Tales of Jasper County; The Double Doubles Suite, the latest full-length concept work by the inimitable U.S. composer Dr. Dale Wilson.

UNT Jazz Newsletter

We have a new email newsletter that you're invited to subscribe to. It's intended for anybody and everybody who is interested in the UNT jazz studies program, especially alumni and people who attend our events and listen to our recordings. If you're one of the 2,400 people who have Liked our Facebook page, for example, you might want to subscribe to this list because you'll probably see only a small percentage of the items we post on Facebook in your newsfeed. The list will only be used for UNT Jazz Studies-related topics.

Progger's new CD and tour

News from Progger, the Austin-based band started by alumni Brian Donohoe and Matt Muehling:

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