Jazz in Denton is abundant. Andy LaViolette heads up a varied line up of bands for Saturday evenings from 6 to 8. Some of Denton’s old timers are astounded by the talent the younger generation of students can bring to the stage. Although a wide variety of ages are present on stage, students from UNT’s jazz program dazzle the ears of listeners while Banter provides a supportive venue for these talented individuals to hone their craft.
Older generational musicians also populate the stage with a sense of time that reaches back for decades. This sharing of time today between young and old, between experience and high energy makes Denton a delightful place to come to. Banter Bistro is just a block off of Denton’s historic courthouse square and a short distance from one of the nation’s most acclaimed institutions of higher learning in the field of music. UNT’s jazz programs bring a flow of unmeasurable talent through our gates and Banter is so happy to offer these musicians a corner to grace their audiences with their astounding talent.