Jazz at Banter – February 25

keft to right: Alex Hahn, Nolan Byrd, Ally Hany, Jake Greenburg & Patrick Carr

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 alto sax, with Patrick Carr on keyboard, Jake Greenburg on bass and Nolan Byrd on drums.  Playing from a variety of styles of jazz standards, blues, beebop and original compositions.

Ally Hany and Alex Hahn provided many of the arrangements and even featured their own compositions.  Arrangements included well known favorites such as Stella by Starlight and Bye Bye Blackbird.  Ally provided new material with her composition entitled “Allegory” and Alex offered a blues composition of his own.  This quintet executed interesting arrangements full of imagination and vitality with a professional level of confidence and ease– a true testiment to the quality of musicianship the UNT Jazz department produces.

Alex Hahn and Ally Haney

Nolan Byrd and Jake Greenburg

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