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UNT Jazz 75th Anniversary

 

Over the past year, we have celebrated the 75th anniversary of the University of North Texas Jazz Studies program! As one of the leading programs in Jazz Education, we invite you to continue to celebrate this momentous occasion as we reign in another year with many exciting events and performances!

In 1946, the first laboratory band was formed to try out the music from a dance band arranging class, part of a curriculum proposed in the master's thesis of Gene Hall, who would later direct the program. Later named jazz studies, it was the first degree of its kind in the United States, and the program soon made a name for itself worldwide—particularly with its One O'Clock Lab Band, which has earned seven Grammy nominations and toured internationally.

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Anniversary Reunion Weekend Schedule

October 20–22, 2022

Thursday

Music Library UNT Jazz 75th Anniversary Exhibit

Willis Library 4th Floor #430A

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

UNT Jazz Alumni Welcome Reception

Spec's Charitable Foundation Courtyard

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

UNT College of Music, 415 S. Avenue C, Denton

UNT Jazz Alumni Jam Session

Steve's Wine Bar

9:00 PM – Midnight

111 Industrial Street Denton

Friday

Music Library UNT Jazz 75th Anniversary Exhibit

Willis Library 4th Floor #430A

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Lab West Rehearsals

Room 248 | Music Building

1:00 PM — 1980s Alumni Lab Band

2:00 PM — 1990s Alumni Lab Band

3:00 PM — 2000s Alumni Lab Band

4:00 PM — 2010s Alumni Lab Band

Winspear Performance Hall Rehearsals

Murchison Performing Arts Center

1:30 PM — UNT Jazz Singers

2:30 PM — UNT Vocal Jazz Alumni Ensemble

3:15 PM — UNT Vocal Jazz Alumni Small Groups

Evening Performance

Murchison Performing Arts Center

Winspear Performance Hall

6:00 PM — IRR for cases and warm-up space

6:15 PM — doors open

7:00 PM — Concert – UNT Jazz Singers, UNT Vocal Jazz Alumni Small Groups and Large Ensemble, the 2010s, 2000s, 1990s & 1980s Alumni Lab Bands

UNT Jazz Alumni Reception and Jam Session

Steve's Wine Bar

9:00 PM – Midnight

111 Industrial Street Denton

Saturday

UNT Jazz Alumni Brunch

Banquet Room, UNT Gateway Center

10:00 AM-Noon

801 North Texas Blvd., Denton

Jazz Sessions

Room 282, Lab West | Music Building

1:30 PM — Zebras

2:15 PM — Jazz Gender Equity Initiative

2:30 PM — Composer/Arranger Forum

3:30 PM — Latin Jazz Lab

Spec's Charitable Foundation Courtyard | Music Building

1:00 PM — Jazz Strings Lab

1:45 PM — Songwriter's Showcase

2:45 PM — U-Tubes

3:30 PM — L-5 Guitar Ensemble

Winspear Performance Hall Rehearsals

Murchison Performing Arts Center

1:00 PM — One O'Clock Lab Band® w/Lab '75 alumni

2:15 PM — Check A/V for videos

3:00 PM — 1960s – 1970s Alumni Lab Band

Evening Performance

Murchison Performing Arts Center

Winspear Performance Hall

6:00 PM — IRR for cases and warm-up space

6:15 PM — doors open

7:00 PM — North Texas Jazz @75 Years, the 1960s–1970s Alumni Lab Band, Lyle Mays Celebration, One O'Clock Lab Band®, UNT Jazz Alumni Group Photo

UNT Jazz Alumni Reception and Jam Session

Steve's Wine Bar

9:00 PM – Midnight

111 Industrial Street Denton

Purchase tickets HERE!

 

The $75 Ticket Bundle Will Include the:

  • Welcome Reception and Jam Session on Thursday
  • Friday and Saturday evening concerts
  • Jazz Alumni Brunch on Saturday
  • Special Sessions and Showcase Performances on Saturday
  • Limited Edition Jazz Alumni Swag and selected CD bundle
  • Opportunity to perform with fellow alumni
  • ADDITIONAL VIP TICKET INFO:

     

                    Alumni Ticket Bundle Sales continue until sold out.  This price is $75

                    Alumni performing in an alumni group will still need to purchase the ticket bundle to attend all the ticketed events.

     

                    UNT Student Ticket Sales begin Monday, October 10 | $25

                    Purchase in person at the MPAC Box Office between 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

                    Must present student ID for a discounted ticket

                    Individual concert tickets for Friday and/or Saturday evening

     

                    Public Ticket Sales begin Friday, October 14 | for $35

                    Tickets are available online or at MPAC Box Office

                    Individual concert tickets for Friday and/or Saturday evening

  •                                 Friday concert tickets (when they become available 10/14 or sooner)                                   

    https://calendar.unt.edu/event/unt_jazz_75th_celebration_with_big_bands_5272

  • Saturday concert tickets (when they become available 10/14 or sooner) 

    https://calendar.unt.edu/event/unt_jazz_75th_celebration_with_big_bands_1816

                  

  • Ticket Bundle Pickup:

  • Your ticket bundle includes evening concert tickets and your Jazz Alumni Brunch ticket.

    You may pick up your ticket bundle and UNT Jazz swag as follows:

       

  •  Thursday, October 20, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Welcome Reception, in Voertman Lobby| Music Building

  • Friday, October 21, 6:00 pm; MPAC Brock Lobby

  • Saturday, October 21, 10:00 am; Gateway Center Foyer

  • Saturday, October 21, 6:00 pm; MPAC Brock Lobby

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