Denton Meet & Greet + Jam Session @ the Denton Arts Council PAAC

On April 25th, in partnership with the Denton Arts Council, we hosted another get together for our musician community.  We had previously hosted a similar session in September of 2018.  Follow this link to see pictures from September:  Click Here   The event was attended by many fine musicians, including faculty and students at UNT, hence the music was great as a result.  We thank all those that attended and the Greater Denton Arts Council for hosting us once again. If you would like to keep track of upcoming events,  please join our FaceBook group and/or like our page here:FaceBook Group for Meet&Greet+Jam SessionLocal 72-147 FaceBook Page

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Myles Tate @ the Fort Worth Central Library

As part of a new program by the Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF) called “Music Fest” we were given several fully funded solo performance spots to arrange. Partnering with the City of Fort Worth, we programmed a few performances at the Fort Worth Central Library.  Myles Tate quickly gathered attendees with his magnificent playing echoing through the room.

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Jamil Byrom and the Grown Folks

On Sunday August 19th,  I went to Louie Louie’s Piano Bar in Deep Ellum during their “Lockjohnsons Playhouse” event to hear Jamil Byrom’s group performing.  In addition to being a first call drummer in most styles in the DFW area,  Jamil is known as a winner of the national Guitar Center Drumoff competition in 2005/2006.  He has also performed with a wide variety of well known touring artists and maintains a busy teaching schedule.  His group Jamil Byrom and the Grown Folks mostly plays modern jazz originals written by Jamil and members of the group. The group really wowed the audience with the exciting nature of the selections and the skill with which they executed them.  All the players are great performers/improvisers and clearly were having fun!

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Carlos Averhoff Jr. (Sunday August 5th)

On my first day starting this blog, I also stopped in Denton at Steve’s Wine Bar, which was celebrating its two-year anniversary, to hear saxophonist Carlos Averhoff Jr perform his original brand of modern Cuban Jazz.  Carlos recently moved to DFW to continue music studies at UNT.  His quartet included Christian Valdes, Mauricio Barroso and Carlos “Fifo” Rengifo.  They played unique arrangements of challenging standards like Inner Urge along with original compositions from Carlos’ latest release iQba “jazz meets cuban timba”.   

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