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U-Tubes at American Trombone Workshop

Last weekend the U-Tubes, our jazz trombone ensemble, made a successful tour to Washington, D.C. to represent our program at the American Trombone Workshop. The group is directed by graduate student Nathan Davis and mentored by Prof. Nick Finzer. "The students represented UNT on a very high level," said Prof. Finzer. "They had the opportunity to network with many musicians from the military bands there and at our gig Sunday. In addition, the students at the schools we visited were very receptive and open to the ideas our students had to share. The camaraderie and momentum this trip has built for our studio is extremely exciting!" Elvis Moreno is the trombonist in the photo.

Jazz Lecture Series Spring 2019

This is the spring 2019 Jazz Lecture Series lineup. Lecture series sessions take place in the recital hall, room 301 of the music building, at 9:30-10:50 and 2-3:20. Admission is free and open to the public. If you plan to bring a group, please contact Prof. Alan Baylock, the instructor of the course, at alan.baylock@unt.edu, in advance of your visit.

January 29 – Kirk Whalum (saxophone, part of the Denton Black Film Festival)
February 5 – James Burton (trombone)
February 12 – Jennifer Leitham (bass)
February 19 – Mike Rodriguez (trumpet)
February 26 – Kenny Werner Trio (piano, bass, drums – Gomez Artists, afternoon session only)
March 5 – Mark Taylor (composer)
March 19 – Craig Handy (saxophone)
March 26 – Ben Monder (guitar)
April 2 – Carl Allen (drums)
April 16 – Jay Clayton (voice)
April 23 – Dr. Capital (guitar, etc.)
April 30 – Scott Tixier & Dave Meder (violin, piano)

Student Achievements for December 2018

We're immensely proud that two of the five outstanding members of the JEN Sisters In Jazz ensemble are UNT graduate students and leaders within our program.
Colleen Clark is a DMA candidate and director of the Four O'Clock Lab Band. Marion Powers (BM '15) is a master's student and director of the Avenue C vocal jazz group as well as the current vocalist for The One O'Clock Lab Band.
You can catch these fantastic women perform at the JEN 2019 Conference in Reno, NV next month. We'll see you there!

Andrew Duncan, current One O'Clock Lab Band baritone saxophone chair, worked as a judge, clinician, and performer at the Legends Jazz Festival in Parker, Colorado alongside UNT Alumni Dan Fornero. Dan played lead trumpet in the One O'Clock Lab Band on Lab '80 and '81 under the direction of Leon Breeden. He is currently a member of Gordon Goodwin's Big Fat Band and has performed on numerous film soundtracks including The Incredibles 2.

http://legendsjazzfestival.com/index.php

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