Friday, September 18, 2020

UNT One O’Clock Lab Band Concert in Southlake

jazz fest finalThe APEX Arts League will present to the Northeast Tarrant County community  The One O’Clock Lab Band in concert on Saturday, February 21st  at 7:00 p.m., at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 185 South White’s Chapel Boulevard, Southlake.

Three fabulous local high school jazz bands will open the program, performing commissioned pieces written by composition students at UNT. The High School bands include:

  • Naaman Forest Jazz Band
  • Carroll Jazz Orchestra
  • Rowlett High School Jazz Band I

The One O’Clock, under the direction of Jay Saunders, is the premier performing  jazz ensemble from the  internationally acclaimed University of North Texas’ Jazz Studies Program.   The One O’Clock is a six time Grammy- nominated ensemble and has performed locally and internationally for over 65 years, producing more than 60 albums in its tenure.

Donations at the door are $10 for adults and $5 for students, seniors and Apex members.

Southlake-based Apex Arts League sponsors a variety of performing and visual arts programs in the local area. For more information, visit Apex-Arts.org

Apex Arts League Jazz Fest Feat. UNT One O’Clock Lab Band

The APEX Arts League will present to the Northeast Tarrant County community The One O’Clock Lab Band in concert on Saturday, March 1st at 7:00 p.m., at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church,185 South White’s Chapel Boulevard, Southlake.

Three accomplished and storied local high school jazz bands will open the program, performing commissioned pieces written by composition students at UNT. The High School bands include:

  • Birdville High School Jazz Ensemble
  • Carroll Jazz Orchestra
  • Richland High School Jazz Band

The One O’Clock Lab Band is a six time (and counting!) Grammy-nominated jazz ensemble from the internationally acclaimed University of North Texas’ Jazz Studies Program. The One O’Clock has performed locally and internationally for over 65 years, and has produced more than 60 albums. The One O’Clock’s most recent recording is Lab 2013. The band is directed by Grammy-nominated director and composer, Steve Wiest.

Donations at the door are $10 for adults and $5 for students, seniors and Apex members. Southlake-based Apex Arts League sponsors a variety of performing and visual arts programs in the local area. For more information, visit www.apex-arts.org or contact Apex at info@apexartsleague.org.

Carroll Jazz Making News

The Carroll Jazz Band is hard at work this spring. Led by director David Lown, members of the Jazz Ensemble took home top honors at the UTA Jazz Festival on Friday, March 2. The students had an outstanding performance, winning the 5-A II division. This is the third such win in a row for the Carroll Jazz Ensemble. Ten of the 17 members of the Jazz Ensemble were also awarded Certificates of Excellence for their individual performances. Those students are Harrison Edwards, Brandon Satterfield, Benjamin Scaggs, Cameron Brewer, Reid Appleby, Tanner Deters, Daniel Tubbesing, Christopher Cunningham, Ryan Adler and Ellie Miller. The Jazz Orchestra, which is Carroll’s top group of musicians was last year’s Festival Sweepstakes winner. These students were invited to perform non-competitively as this year’s exhibition band during the awards concert on Friday night.

Lown and his talented group of students are also celebrating a recent addition to the department . At the March 5 Carroll ISD School Board Meeting, Trustees accepted the donation of a baby grand piano. The 1988 Schafer & Sons baby grand piano is valued at $5,000 and will be used by members of the Carroll Senior High Jazz Band.

To learn more about Carroll Jazz and upcoming events visit the group’s website.