Leon Breeden was honored at the North Texas Jazz Festival in Addison in April, 2003. Pictured from left to right are Fred Sturm, Clay Jenkins, Bob Morgan, Jim Riggs, Jim Pritchard, Charlie Young, Ed Soph, Dan Haerle, all of whom played under Mr. Breeden in the One O'Clock Band; Mr. Breeden; Neil Slater, Fred Hamilton. Photo by Clint Swisher.

Read about the life and legacy of Leon Breeden (1921-2010).

Welcome Alumni
This part of the site is devoted to those of you who still have a soft spot in your heart for North Texas jazz and want to stay in touch. To be sure we have your current contact informatsion, we'd appreciate it if you would send your address, phone, and email address to us at We will do our best to keep you informed of current North Texas jazz events both on this web site and through mailings.

Sample tracks from recent CDs by UNT Jazz alumni.

Be sure to check out the 4-CD set North Texas Jazz: fifty years for a comprehensive sampling of the players and music that our program has produced.

Activities of Alumni
We're always interested in hearing about alumni activities. A few alumni news items are linked below. Many more recent alumni news items are mixed in with the news items that appear on the main page in the "Jazz at UNT" blog. You can browse archived items on that blog by using the page numbers at the bottom of the main page.