Peter Erskine in concert on Feb. 28, 2013

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Gospel Meets Jazz: A Black History Celebration

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Brad Leali and Jennifer Barnes, guest artists, and students and faculty will offer "Gospel Meets Jazz: A Black History Celebration" on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 at 5 p.m. in Voertman Hall in the Music Building on the UNT Denton Campus. Admission is free. More information in the press release.

Article on majoring in jazz quotes students, chair

This article at includes quotes from current students Drew Zaremba and Addison Frei and jazz studies chair John Murphy.

Lab 2013: The Jazz Town U.S.A. Project

Announcing The Jazz Town U.S.A. Project! If you are a current or former resident of Denton Texas (UNT students past and present qualify!) you are invited to take part in a contest to create the art for Lab 2013: The newest CD by The One O'Clock Lab Band. The music will be inspired by and in honor of good ol' Denton Texas: "Jazz Town U.S.A." Check it out:

Addison Frei, Aaron Hedenstrom, and Drew Zaremba win ASCAP Awards

Current UNT Jazz Studies students Addison Frei and Drew Zaremba, undergraduates, and Aaron Hedenstrom, master's student, are among the winners of the 2013 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award. Congratulations to these three talented and hardworking students and their faculty mentors. Read the press release.

UNT is a tuition bargain

The College of Music has added a new page to the admissions part of the website about the cost of attending UNT. The PDF linked to this page shows how the cost of attending UNT is lower than all but one of the Texas schools listed and lower than all of the national peer institutions listed. If you are a prospective student, or in a position to advise students who are deciding where to attend, please have a look.

Summer Jazz Workshops registration forms available now

You can find registration forms for our four summer 2013 jazz workshops on the workshops page.

News from David Wild

David Wild, a distinguished jazz researcher and pianist who completed his master's in jazz studies at UNT in spring 2012, contributed liner notes to Coltrane’s Sun Ship: The Complete Sessions, a release of everything recorded at that Classic Quartet date due out in March. The John Coltrane Reference, which Dave co-authored with Lewis Porter, Chris DeVito, Wolf Schmaler, and Yasuhiro Fujioka, has been reissued as a paperback/eBook reprint. Dave and brother Ken, aka The Wild Brothers, played Vitello’s in Los Angeles last month with Larry Koonse, Rob Lockart, and Ralph Humphrey.

Oz Noy Guitar Workshop

Oz Noy

Guitar Workshop
Monday, January 21
Kenton Hall

Free to Guitar Club Members
$20 for non-members

Born in Israel, Oz started his professional career at the age of 13 playing jazz, blues, pop and rock music. By age 16, he was playing with top Israeli musicians and artists. By age 24, he was one of the most established studio guitar players in the country. Oz was also a member of the house band on Israel’s top-rated television show for more than two years.

Since his 1996 arrival in New York, Oz has made a huge impact on the local and international music scene. His unique and intoxicating style has broken all the rules of instrumental guitar music by focusing on the groove. All stars such as Keith Carlock, Anton Fig, Vinnie Colaiuta, and Dave Weckl often contribute on drums, with bassists Will Lee, James Genus, and Reggie Washington.

For his accomplishments as a trend-setting guitarist, Oz won the highly acclaimed Guitar Player magazine readers poll for "best guitar riff on a record" in 2007. In 2008, Oz won the Guitar Player’s readers poll again; this time for "best new talent."

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