Archive for April 3, 2011

Jazz it up on April 29, 30 and May 1, 2011 by attending the 31st annual Denton Arts and Jazz Festival. Great music, good food, beautiful art and many activities are planned for the entire family in downtown Denton, Texas, where FUN IS THE THING and JAZZ IS KING.

Denton’s Quakertown Park is located on twenty acres in the heart of downtown and is the perfect setting for this two and a half day event that is FREE TO THE PUBLIC. The Denton Festival Foundation, Inc., in cooperation with the City of Denton and the Dallas/Fort Worth American Federation of Musicians, produces the festival with support from individual and corporate sponsorships. Over 2,700 musicians, artists and performers attract over 200,000 annually to enjoy he culturally diverse music and art.

Move to the beat at one of seven stages with jazz, blues and cross-cultural music. Get in the groove and buy a special piece of art from 175 juried artists and crafters. The 12 and under set can mold, sculpt and create at the Children’s Art Tent. Treat yourself to delicious offerings at one of six food courts and don’t miss the games and activities for the young and young at heart. Get inspired with festival rhythms around every corner. Come and visit the music capital of North Texas. Join the pride and celebration of our music and arts tradition, all showcased for a weekend for the entire family.

The Denton Arts and Jazz Festival is funded in part with a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment on the Arts.

Friday, April 29

2:30 PM Andrada and Medina
4:00 PM No So Hot Klub
5:30 PM Mario Cruz
7:00 PM UNT One O’Clock Lab Band
9:00 PM A Tribute to Leon Breeden
featuring MARVIN STAMM, TOM MALONE & LOU MARINI with the Official Texas Jazz Orchestra

Saturday, April 30

10:00 AM Pete Brewer Group
11:30 AM Kelly Durbin Quartet
1:00 PM Drew Phelps Large Ensemble
2:30 PM UNT Faculty Jazz Ensemble
4:00 PM John Adams Group
5:30 PM Tom Braxton

Sunday, May 1

10:00 AM Carolyn Lee Jones
11:30 PM Jisun Choi Quartet
1:00 PM Fred Hamilton Group
2:30 PM 2 Tone
4:00 PM N’awlins Gumbo Kings
5:30 PM Naked Lunch