DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The inviting new design of the University of North Texas University Union's Syndicate makes it the perfect place to catch Wednesday night jazz this spring. The Grammy-nominated One O'Clock Lab Band will begin the popular series on Feb. 3.
New this year, the weekly concerts will be free to students and the general public. Performances will showcase the UNT College of Music's variety of jazz ensembles – featuring different lab bands each week at 9 p.m. in the Syndicate at the University Union, 1155 Union Circle.
The full schedule includes:
- Feb. 3 – One O'Clock Lab Band, directed by Jay Saunders
- Feb. 10 – Three O'Clock Lab Band, directed by Tanya Darby; Two O'Clock Lab Band, directed by Rodney Booth
- Feb. 17 – Five O'Clock Lab Band, directed by Rigo Velez; Four O'Clock Lab Band, directed by Garrett Wingfield
- Feb. 24 – Seven O'Clock Lab Band, directed by Elliot Scozzaro; Six O'Clock Lab Band, directed by Conner Eisenmenger
- March 9 – Nine O'Clock Lab Band, directed by Luke Wingfield; Eight O'Clock Lab Band, directed by Payton Stevens
- March 23 – One O'Clock Lab Band, directed by Jay Saunders
- March 30 – Three O'Clock Lab Band, directed by Tanya Darby; Two O'Clock Lab Band, directed by Rodney Booth
- April 6 – Five O'Clock Lab Band, directed by Rigo Velez; Four O'Clock Lab Band, directed by Garrett Wingfield
Free weekly jazz concerts also will be held Tuesdays at 9 p.m. in the University Union Syndicate and will feature unique UNT College of Music jazz ensembles including the U-Tubes, Zebras and Jazz Singers. Performances begin Feb. 2.
For a full list of UNT College of Music events, visit the online calendar.
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. More than 1,500 music students attend UNT each year, participating in more than 50 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.
About the UNT One O'Clock Lab Band
The six-time Grammy-nominated UNT One O'Clock Lab Band – the premiere ensemble of UNT'sJazz 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 the 1946-47, and the university's jazz studies program is consistently rated among the nation's best.