What: The One O’Clock Lab Band performs with guest artist Walt Weiskopf on tenor saxophone.
When: 8 p.m. Nov. 26 (Tuesday)
Where: Winspear Hall in the Murchison Performing Arts Center, 2100 Interstate 35E, in Denton. The concert will also be streamed online at http://UNTmusiclive.com.
Tickets: $15 for adults; $10 for seniors, students, children, UNT faculty, staff and retirees, and groups of 10 or more. Purchase tickets online at www.theMPAC.com/tickets or by calling the Murchison Box Office at 940-369-7802.
DENTON, Texas (UNT) – The One O’Clock Lab Band welcomes critically-acclaimed saxophone player, composer and author Walt Weiskopf as its guest artist for a concert in Winspear Hall in Denton at 8 p.m. Nov. 26 (Tuesday).
The band recently released its CD Lab 2013, an homage to its hometown of Denton, which will be available for purchase at the concert.
“Walt is simply one of the most accomplished musicians in the world today,” said One O’Clock Lab Band Director Steve Wiest. “He has made an important impact on the world of tenor sax as well as the field of jazz pedagogy. We are all very excited to have him here and to play his original compositions with him. I can guarantee that it will be an exciting show!”
Weiskopf began his New York career performing with the Buddy Rich Big Band. He has released 12 critically-acclaimed CDs and has numerous sideman credits, including performances and recordings with Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan and Donald Fagen. Weiskopf has written books on improvisation and currently teaches part-time at Temple University in Philadelphia.
This concert is one of the last of the fall season for the One O’Clock. In December the band will perform two holiday concerts:
- 8 p.m. Dec. 7 (Saturday) at Winspear Hall in the Murchison Performing Arts Center in Denton, performing a holiday concert with the Jazz Singers
- 8 p.m. Dec. 13 (Friday) at McDavid Studio at Bass Hall in Fort Worth, performing a holiday concert
The Nov. 26 concert starts at 8 p.m. in Winspear Hall in the Murchison Performing Arts Center, 2100 Interstate 35E, in Denton. The concert will also be streamed online at http://UNTmusiclive.com.
Ticket are $15 for adults; $10 for seniors, students, children, UNT faculty, staff and retirees, and groups of 10 or more. Purchase tickets online at www.theMPAC.com/tickets or by calling the Murchison Box Office at 940-369-7802.
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. More than 1,600 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.