Craig Whatley is an alumnus of UNT (when it was NTSU) who played percussion in the One O'Clock Lab Band under director Leon Breeden. He can be heard on the albums Lab '71, Lab '72, and 12 by 3. In March 2016 he became totally deaf due to an ear ailment. In January 2016, with 90% of his hearing lost, he recorded two CDs worth of original music on keyboard entitled Lost in a Samba. Here's a sample track, entitled "Samba Interlude #1." The 2-CD set can be ordered by contacting Craig Whatley directly:
Los Angeles, California - July 12th, 2016 - UNT Jazz Studies alumni Dave Richards (M.Mus 2009) and Brett McDonald (B.Mus 2010) returned from China last month from a tour of the musical My Fair Lady.
The tour took McDonald and Richards to seven major cities in China over a period of two months: Shanghai, Xiamen, Zhuhai, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Chengdu and Beijing.
The U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors big band will offer a free concert on Tuesday, April 4 at the Syndicate in the UNT University Union starting at 9 p.m. Admission is free. The same day, from 2-2:50 p.m., they will present a performance and Q&A in room 282 of the Music Building.
The band includes many UNT alumni: http://www.armyfieldband.com/pages/rosters/ja_roster.html
Study of the basics of jazz performance. Topics covered include instrumental technique, style, interpretation and improvisation.
Prerequisite(s): Audition and/or consent of college.
Continuation of MUJS 1360
Introduction to jazz harmony and scales. Drill in ear training and keyboard. Required for freshman majors in jazz studies.
Prerequisite(s): MUTH 1400-MUTH 1410 (may be taken concurrently) (non-music majors by consent of college).