What: The University of North Texas' world-renowned One O'Clock Lab Band with two-time Grammy winner Peter Erskine.
When: 8 p.m. Feb. 28 (Thursday)
Where: Winspear Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, 2100 Interstate 35 Frontage Road, Denton. The concert will also be streamed online at http://UNTmusiclive.com.
Cost: Ticket prices are $15 for adults; $10 for senior citizens, students, children, UNT faculty/staff/retirees and groups of 10 or more. Purchase online at www.theMPAC.com/tickets or by calling Murchison Box Office at 940-369-7802.
DENTON (UNT), Texas – Two-time Grammy winning drummer Peter Erskine, who started his career playing with the Stan Kenton Orchestra, will perform with the University of North Texas’ world-renowned One O’Clock Lab Band in a concert made possible by the Glenn E. Gomez International Artists Endowment for Jazz Studies.
The concert begins at 8 p.m. on Feb. 28 (Thursday) at the Murchison Performing Arts Center. Erskine will perform his own arrangements and compositions for jazz combo on the first half of the concert along with College of Music faculty members John Murphy, Brad Leali, Mike Steinel, Steve Wiest, Tony Baker, Stefan Karlsson, Lynn Seaton, Fred Hamilton and Jennifer Barnes. The second half of the concert will feature Erskine performing with the One O’Clock Lab Band.
"Peter is a ‘musician’s musician’ and brings an amazing background of accomplishments to the table,” said Steve Wiest, Director of the One O’Clock Lab Band. “He has recorded and worked with some of the greatest artists of our time and will provide an invaluable amount of first-hand performance wisdom to our students during his visit. We are all really excited to be working with him!”
Ticket prices are $15 for adults; $10 for senior citizens, students, children, UNT faculty/staff/retirees and groups of 10+. Purchase online at www.theMPAC.com/tickets or by calling Murchison Box Office at 940-369-7802.
The concert will be live streamed at www.UNTmusiclive.com. Streaming begins 15 minutes prior to the concert.
Erskine will also perform and talk at the Jazz Lecture Series from 2 to 3:20 p.m. Feb. 26 (Tuesday) in the Recital Hall, room 301 in the Music Building. That session is free and open to the public.
About Peter Erskine
Peter Erskine is a Grammy-winning jazz drummer known for his early career playing with the Stan Kenton Orchestra and the Maynard Ferguson Big Band, as well as his subsequent work with a variety of famous jazz, rock, and fusion artists including Weather Report, Steely Dan, Diana Krall, Joni Mitchell, Chick Corea, and Randy and Michael Brecker. He appears on more than 600 albums and film scores, has won two Grammy Awards, and received an honorary doctorate from the Berklee School of Music. For more information, visit www.petererskine.com.
About the Glenn E. Gomez Endowment
The Glenn E. Gomez International Artists Endowment for Jazz Studies enables UNT's College of Music to bring internationally known jazz artists to the university for extended periods of time, fostering relationships between the artists and UNT students. Since the endowment was established in 1994 by Glenn Gomez, a graduate of UNT’s College of Business and long-time fan of jazz, distinguished guests have included Michael and Randy Brecker, Dave Brubeck and John Clayton.
About the UNT One O'Clock Lab Band
The six-time Grammy-nominated UNT One O'Clock Lab Band – the premiere ensemble of UNT's Jazz Studies program in the College of Music – has performed and toured throughout the world, including Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Switzerland, Thailand and The Netherlands. UNT offered the nation's first bachelor's degree program in jazz studies in 1947, and the university's jazz studies program is consistently rated among the nation's best.
About the UNT College of Music
The UNT College of Music is one of the largest and most respected comprehensive music schools in the country. About 1,500 music students attend UNT each year, participating in more than 40 widely varied ensembles and pursuing specialized studies in performance, composition, music education or music scholarship. UNT faculty members and students have made appearances on the world’s finest stages and have produced numerous recordings, many receiving Grammy awards and nominations. Distinguished UNT alumni can be found around the globe, in top music ensembles, opera companies, universities and schools.