What: The University of North Texas' world-renowned One O'Clock Lab Band will perform with six-time Grammy nominee jazz and jazz-fusion guitarist and composer, Mike Stern.
When/ Where: 8 p.m. Nov. 20 (Tuesday) in Winspear Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center.
Cost: Ticket prices are $15 for adults; $10 for senior citizens, students, children, UNT faculty/staff/retirees and groups of 10+. Purchase online at www.theMPAC.com/tickets or by calling Murchison Box Office at 940-369-7802.
Contact: Leslie Wimmer at Leslie.Wimmer@unt.edu or 940-565-4835
Six-time Grammy nominee jazz and jazz-fusion guitarist and composer Mike Stern will perform with the University of North Texas’ world-renowned One O’Clock Lab Band as part of the group’s 52nd Fall Concert.
The concert begins at 8 p.m. on Nov. 20 (Tuesday) at the Murchison Performing Arts Center.
"This will be our 52nd Fall Concert and will feature the great Mike Stern on guitar,” said Steve Wiest, conductor of the One O’Clock Lab Band. “Mike is simply one of the most renowned modern jazz guitarists on the planet, coming to the public's attention with the great Miles Davis bands of the 1980s and then pursuing a wonderful career as a leader and solo artist. I'm looking forward as always to showcasing the music of the six-time Grammy-nominated One O'Clock Lab Band on the first set with new music of our own as well as some classics. The second set will be all Mike Stern charts and will no doubt be an exciting show for all involved!"
Ticket prices are $15 for adults; $10 for senior citizens, students, children, UNT faculty/staff/retirees and groups of 10+. Purchase online at www.theMPAC.com/tickets or by calling 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'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 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. About 1,500 music students attend UNT each year, participating in more than 40 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 Mike Stern
Mike Stern is a six-time Grammy nominated American jazz guitarist. He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston. After playing for a few years with Blood, Sweat & Tears, he landed a gig with drummer Billy Cobham and then broke through with trumpeter Miles Davis' comeback band from 1981 to 1983, and again in 1985. Following that he launched a solo career, releasing more than a dozen albums. He was hailed as the Best Jazz Guitarist of 1993 by Guitar Player magazine, and in 2009 was listed on Down Beat's list of 75 best jazz guitar players.