UTD Announces 2004-2005 Jazz Season


RICHARDSON, Texas (July 13, 2004) -- The School of Arts & Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) today announced its 2004–05 season of jazz concerts.

Headlining the season will be performances by the University of North Texas’ highly acclaimed One O’Clock Lab Band, The Joey DeFrancesco Trio and Marvin Stamm on trumpet with Bill Mays on piano. The three concerts will be held at the UTD Conference Center and will begin at 8 p.m.

The One O’Clock Lab Band, four-time Grammy-nominated performing ensemble of UNT’s world-famous jazz program, will perform at UTD on Sept. 18. Directed by Neil Slater, the band has received awards from National Public Radio, VISA International, the International Association of Jazz Educators and the Dallas Observer Reader’s Poll. Regarded as unsurpassed among university jazz bands, the band members have performed at the White House, recently toured the Pacific Northwest and New York City and were the special guest of the King of Thailand.

Joey DeFrancesco was voted the top jazz organist in Downbeat Magazine's 2003 Critics Poll and was a nominee for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards. Credited by the jazz industry with rekindling a love for the Hammond B-3 organ, DeFrancesco will return to UTD with his own trio Oct. 8 after a sold-out solo show last season.

Marvin Stamm, trumpet, with Bill Mays, piano will performat UTD on Jan. 21 . In the U. S. and abroad, Stamm, as a performer, clinician and mentor, is known for perpetuating the traditions of excitement and innovation that jazz represents. Marvin will be joined by Bill Mays on piano. Mays has played with such great artists as Frank Sinatra, Dionne Warwick and Sarah Vaughan. Ed Soph on drums and John Adams on bass will join Stamm and Mays.

Also included in the 2004 –2005 season of jazz concerts will be the UTD Jazz Band and UTD Chamber Singers. The university’s premier performing ensembles -- under the direction of Kelly Durbin and Kathryn Evans, respectively – will join for an evening of jazz favorites Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. in the University Theatre.

And at 8 p.m. on April 1 in the Jonsson Performance Hall, the popular Kelly Durbin and Friends will perform once again. Durbin, UTD's own jazz pianist, will join with a group of talented local musicians for a performance designed to delight both jazz connoisseurs and casual listeners.

Additional information on each event is available on the UTD Arts & Humanities website, http://ah.utdallas.edu/. All programs are subject to change. UTD ticket office hours are from 2 to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and at the door one hour prior to show time. To purchase tickets using Visa, MasterCard or Discover during those hours or to make a reservation at other times, please call 972-883-2787.

For information about the many musical, arts, theatre, dance and other performances and exhibitions held throughout the year at UTD, please call 972-UTD-ARTS (972-883-2787), e-mail [email protected] or visit the School of Arts and Humanities’ web site at http://ah.utdallas.edu/

Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations may call 972-883-2982, Texas Relay Operator: 1-800-RELAYVV.

About UTD

The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor®, enrolls more than 13,700 students. The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university’s Web site at www.utdallas.edu.