Month: August 2010

Charlie Parker: The Man Who Lived Too Much

Charles Parker Jr. was born August 29, 1920. He was involved with drugs & alcohol throughout his extremely short life (35 years). These vices would eventually become part of his untimely death on March 12, 1955.  Nevertheless, Parker has forever changed jazz and left a wonderful legacy. Parker’s passion for music was sparked while listening to Read More

Denton Jazz (8/29-9/04)

This is a dynamic post. It will be updated as soon as information is received! Jordan Gheen (Youtube) will be playing Thursday (9/1) at J&J’s Pizza in Denton. Here is an audio clip of Gheen playing “Nuance” with UNT’s 6 O’Clock Lab Band. Thursday — The Ryan Davidson Trio will be hosting a CD release Read More

Artist Profile: Edo Castro

Emotion, technical skill and passion are three things that can make or break a musician. Musicians often have two of the traits but it’s the rare three trait-bearing musician who can make it big. I’ve heard one recently; his name is Edo Castro. Edo Castro is a jazz bassist hailing from the San Francisco Bay Read More

This Week In Denton

What’s happening in Jazz in Denton this week: Matt Hornbeck is going to be playing guitar† alongside Pete Clagett (Trumpet), Jacob Smith (Bass) and Duran Ritz (Drums) at The Greenhouse Monday night at 10 P.M. Austin talent Corinna Rachel is singing alongside “her Dreamland band of Denton cats” (Thank you, Sarah Crisman) Wednesday, 8:30 PM Read More