UNT jazz celebrates 70th anniversary at Arts & Jazz Festival with top ensembles

Submitted by wdc on Fri, 2017-04-21 08:06

<p>It has been 70 years since the University of North Texas launched the now-acclaimed Jazz Studies program – the first of its kind in the U.S. In honor of this milestone, the College of Music will be releasing <em>Legacy — Neil Slater at North Texas </em>– a four-CD box set – at the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival. Along with hundreds of archival photos spanning the career of Slater, Professor Emeritus and the longest-tenured director of the One O’Clock Lab Band, the box set includes a 160-page booklet containing notes written by dozens of former band members and colleagues.</p>