Premier big band and Grammy-winning artist featured in UNT One O’Clock Lab Band guest concerts

Submitted by wdc on Tue, 2017-10-10 11:56

<p>The United States Navy Band Commodores – one of only five professional big bands in the U.S – and Christian McBride, a four-time Grammy-winning jazz virtuoso who’s one of the most recorded musicians of his generation, will each join the One O’Clock Lab Band for concerts this fall.</p>

UNT jazz takes talents to Klyde Warren Park for “Jazz on the Green”

Submitted by wdc on Mon, 2017-10-09 08:31

<p>The University of North Texas College of Music Division of Jazz Studies is continuing to celebrate its 70th year by partnering with The Dallas Foundation for “Jazz on the Green” at Klyde Warren Park, located at 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway in Dallas. The free concerts will be held from 7-9 p.m. on successive Thursdays beginning Oct. 26 and will feature some of the top talent in the UNT jazz program – including the Grammy-nominated One O’Clock Lab Band.</p>

‘Best of the Two’ album release honors esteemed retired UNT Lab Band directors

Submitted by wdc on Thu, 2017-10-05 08:40

<p>Jim Riggs and Jay Saunders have dedicated their lives to the University of North Texas – first as students, then as directors of College of Music lab bands before retiring. They are now being honored by the Division of Jazz Studies with the release of “Best of the Two,” two CD boxsets featuring music they directed and recorded while professors and jazz bandleaders.</p>