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Congratulations Class of 2020!

Down the corridor of years
We'll forget the joys and tears,
But North Texas – North Texas! – we love.

A heartfelt congratulations to the Class of 2020. We are immensely proud of your grit, artistry, and resilience through a trying academic year. Enjoy this video message from Jazz Studies faculty as organized by Prof. Quincy Davis. Welcome to our proud alumni family!

#GoMeanGreen!

One O'Clock Lab Band takes finals at inaugural Jack Rudin Jazz Championships

The One O'Clock Lab Band, under the direction of Alan Baylock, made the finals round of competition at the inaugural Jack Rudin Jazz Championships organized by Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center. The band took fourth place overall amongst a prestigious lineup of university jazz programs from across the country on Sunday, January 19, 2020. 

Additionally, UNT Jazz Studies students took home a number of individual and section honors including:

  • Outstanding Saxophone Section
  • Outstanding Trombone Section
  • Outstanding Trumpet Section
  • Outstanding Alto Saxophone, Will Nathman
  • Outstanding Trumpet, Austin Ford
  • Outstanding Trumpet, Chris Van Leeuwen

Congratulations to all of our students and colleague institutions for an amazing weekend in New York City!

One O'Clock Lab Band in Lobby

One O'Clock in Rose Theater

 

Jazz Studies faculty receive DJAM Jazz Legend Awards

Each year since 2013, the organizers of Dallas Jazz Appreciation Month, who represent organizations and institutions that support and present jazz year-round in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, recognize important figures in the jazz community with the Jazz Legend Awards.
Among this years winners are UNT Jazz Studies Faculty members Jennifer Barnes (Jazz Educator) and Rodney Booth (Jazz Artist), and Instrumental Studies adjunct instructor and Jazz Studies alumnus Stockton Helbing (Jazz Innovator). They were recognized on April 13, 2019 at the DJAM Open House at the Moody Performance Hall in Dallas. Jennifer Barnes was on tour with the Jazz Singers that day. Photos by Bart Marantz.


Arlington Jones, Rodney Booth, Joanna St. Angelo


Arlington Jones, Stockton Helbing, Joanna St. Angelo