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Fred Hamilton

Office: MU277 | Contact by e-mail only: Frederick.Hamilton@unt.edu

Fred Hamilton is a Professor in the Jazz Studies Division of the College of Music at the University of North Texas. He teaches applied Jazz Guitar lessons, Rhythm Section Master Class, Jazz Improvisation, and is the director of the Guitar Ensemble Labs, which include five guitarists, bass and drums.

Richard DeRosa

Office: Music Building 339 | Phone: (940) 565-4655 | Email: richard.derosa@unt.edu

Mr. DeRosa received a Grammy nomination for Best Instrumental Composition for "Neil" in 2015. Recorded by the One O'Clock Lab Band on Lab 2015, "Neil" was written for his friend and mentor, Neil Slater, who directed the ensemble from 1981-2008 and served as UNT's jazz department chair during that period.

Pat Coil

Office Room 272 | (940) 565-2229 | Email: patrick.coil@unt.edu

Pat Coil is an accomplished pianist, synthesist, organist, composer, studio musician, artist, producer, arranger, musical director and educator. Having his musical roots in jazz and r&b, his career spans nearly every genre of music and form of media including TV, film, records, radio and the internet. You can view his credits at patcoil.com.

Rodney Booth

Music Annex 121 | rodney.booth@unt.edu

Rodney Booth has been an active professional musician for over 30 years. A native of El Paso, Texas, he began his professional career at age sixteen as a trumpet player in his father’s bands. He received his degree in Jazz Studies at the University of North Texas and was a student of Don "Jake" Jacoby. Rodney was a member of the renowned One O'Clock Lab Band.

Jennifer Barnes

Office: MU346 | Email: jennifer.barnes@unt.edu For Jennifer Barnes' Spring 2016 teaching schedule and office hours, click here. Jennifer Barnes is a highly sought-after vocalist, educator, clinician and arranger throughout the U.S. and Canada, having relocated in 2011 from Los Angeles to accept a position as the Director of Vocal Jazz Studies here at the University of North Texas.

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