UNT Jazz Singers, One O'Clock Lab Band perform pieces from collection of Grammy winner Gene Puerling

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 09:41
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What: UNT Jazz Singers and the One O'Clock Lab Band will perform pieces from the university's newly-acquired collection of Gene Puerling, the Grammy-winning vocalist and vocal arranger. Three members of Puerling's vocal groups will be in attendance.

When: 8 p.m. April 16 (Thursday) and April 17 (Friday)

Where: Voertman Hall in the UNT College of Music building, 415 Avenue C, Denton

Tickets: $15 adults; $12 for seniors, students, children, UNT faculty/staff/retirees and groups of 10 or more; free for UNT students with valid ID. UNT student tickets must be picked up in person at the Murchison Box Office. Purchase tickets online or by calling the Murchison Box Office at 940-369-7802.

Parking: Parking is free in Lot 26, located between Bain Hall and Music Practice South and North and accessible from Lot 4 on Chestnut Street. A map of UNT's campus can be found at http://www.unt.edu/transit/maps.html.

What else: A free Q&A with members of The Singers Unlimited and The Hi-Lo's! will be from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (session 1) and 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. (session 2) on April 18 (Saturday) in Voertman Hall.

More information: For a complete list of UNT College of Music events, including faculty and student recitals, visit the College of Music online calendar at http://music.unt.edu/calendar. Visit the College of Music Facebook page and on Twitter @UNTCoM.

DENTON (UNT), Texas – In fall 2014, UNT's College of Music and the Music Library acquired the collection of Grammy-winning vocal arranger Gene Puerling. This spring, the College of Music will showcase Puerling's work in a concert featuring the Jazz Singers and One O'Clock Lab Band.

The premier jazz vocal and instrumental ensembles at the College of Music will perform in concert at 8 p.m. April 16 (Thursday) with an encore concert at 8 p.m. April 17 (Friday) in Voertman Hall in the music building, 415 Avenue C, Denton.

"Many of the songs recorded by Puerling's groups, The Hi-Los! and The Singers Unlimited, are from the repertoire of the classic American songbook," said Assistant Professor of Vocal Jazz Jennifer Barnes, whose father, Don Shelton, was a member of both groups. "Having this music at UNT has allowed me to teach it to the next generation of vocalists."

Students will also benefit from guest appearances by Don Shelton, Clark Burroughs and Bonnie Herman, members of Puerling's groups. The three will attend the concerts and participate in a free Q&A event from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (session 1) and 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. (session 2) on April 18 (Saturday) in Voertman Hall.

"Jennifer has picked a really good selection of music from both the Hi-Lo's! and The Singers Unlimited," said Shelton, who noted that he plans to sit between Burroughs and Herman during the concert. "We'll all be more than a little nostalgic. I think we'll all feel the presence of the music washing over us. We're very excited. We just can't wait to get there."

Concert tickets are $15 adults; $12 for seniors, students, children, UNT faculty/staff/retirees and groups of 10 or more; free for UNT students with valid ID. UNT student tickets must be picked up in person at the Murchison Box Office. Purchase tickets online or by calling the Murchison Box Office at 940-369-7802.

Parking is free in Lot 26, located between Bain Hall and Music Practice South and North and accessible from Lot 4 on Chestnut Street. A map of UNT's campus can be found at http://www.unt.edu/transit/maps.html.

For a complete list of UNT College of Music events, including faculty and student recitals, visit the College of Music online calendar. Visit the College of Music Facebook page and on Twitter @UNTCoM.

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