The Jesse Washmon Group

The Jesse Washmon Group returned to Banter Bistro for an evening of jazz drawing from a number of styles and composers.  Jesse Washmon heads the group on guitar with the support of Chike Okaro on bass and Andrew Nordan on drums. Just to name a few of the tunes played this evening: Four (Miles … [Read more...]

Jimin Lee and Friends

Jimin Lee and Friends play jazz at Banter Bistro. Jimin Lee is a jazz vocalist studying at the University of North Texas. She produces beautiful vocal lines altering verses with improvised scat. Tonight Jimin is joined by Horace Gray on guitar and Patrick Carr on keyboard. The trio played … [Read more...]

Le Not So Hot Klub on Election Night

Early results spell out a hot race but Banter Bistro patrons instead raced to the Not So Hot Klub du Denton to catch the best in Denton for gypsy jazz where the only swing state counted would be the swing of Django Reinhardt. The tunes featured many favorites from the Not Sos' early days as … [Read more...]

The South Goes to Mr. Joe

Mr. Joe (Pinson) & Friends strike up another night of Dixieland Jazz for the First Tuesday bash at Banter Bistro in Denton. What a stellar line of musicians, too! Featured tonight are: Joe Pinson - trombone and vocals Captain Dave Hume - trumpet George Merritt - banjo Jeffrey Barnes - … [Read more...]

Mayday, Mayday, Mister Joe

It's the first day of May and the first Tuesday at Banter Bistro in Denton, Texas. We're already streaming and steaming in typical foreshadowing of Summer. Captain Dave and Mister Joe sit on the front row along with banjoist, George Merritt. They serve on the front lines of Strictly Dixie, Denton's … [Read more...]

Le Not So Hot Klub

The first Tuesday, the first of May. It's Mayday and the Not So Hot Klub du Denton is the featured band at Banter Bistro in Denton.  The group's founding leader, Andy Cooper is visiting town tonight just for the event.  Thad Bonduris leads the group of masters of the gypsy jazz style of Django … [Read more...]

Jazz at Banter – February 25

The UNT Jazz Studies program supplied entertainment at Banter Bistro of Denton again!  Andy LaViolette called up another stellar line up of  young talent from the College of Music's nationally known and world renowned jazz department. Tonight's line up featured Ally Hany on trumpet, Alex Hahn on … [Read more...]

February 7 – Le Not So Hot Klub at Banter

First Tuesdays at Banter bring some of Denton's favorite talent to the stage. Following Mr. Joe comes the music lover's delight, Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton.  Greatly missing their founder, Andy Cooper who is on the mend from a serious health setback, the gypsy jazz torch is kept burning by fellow … [Read more...]

February 7 – Mr. Joe at Banter

Dixieland Jazz in North Texas, brought to you by Mr Joe (Pinson) and a corp of veterans of the Southern tradition usually associated with New Orleans.  On a balmy February evening such as tonight, that is just where you might imagine you were if you were sitting in the crowd at Banter Bistro just … [Read more...]

Jazz at Banter – February 4

UNT's Jazz program offers a mother lode of talent from the young at heart, energetic musicians excited to play and Banter offers a stage for them to showcase their best assets. Andy LaViolette lined up another package of stunning music for jazz lovers to savor. Tonights music is provided by a … [Read more...]