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UNT One O'Clock Lab Band plans fall concerts with guests


The University of North Texas One O'clock Lab Band will share the stage with two guests in concerts this fall. 

The U.S. Navy Band Commodores, an 18-piece big band, will perform a free concert at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the University Union Syndicate, 1155 Union Circle. The One O'clock Lab Band will open for the Commodores, which includes six alumni of the UNT College of Music.  The lab band's pre-concert rehearsal will be open to the public, along with an earlier Commodores concert at 2 p.m., in Kenton Hall at 415 Ave. C. 

Four-time Grammy-winning jazz bassist...

UNT jazz studies ensembles to play free concerts in Dallas

The University of North Texas College of Music's flagship program continues its anniversary with a series of outdoor concerts in Dallas.

The Division of Jazz Studies is celebrating its 70th anniversary will present of concerts at Klyde Warren Park in "Jazz on the Green" this month and in November.

The series begins with a concert by the UNT One O'clock Lab Band from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26. Band leader Alan Baylock directs.

The UNT Jazz Singers, under the direction of Jennifer Barnes, perform from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2. The premiere vocal jazz group will share the bill with Third Street,...

APEX Arts League Brings the Jazz at Ninth-Annual Festival

Fri, Feb 10, 2017 - 7:12am

By Audrey Sellers

Get ready for a jazzed-up Saturday night—The APEX Arts League presents The One O’Clock Lab Band in concert on Saturday, March 4 at 7 p.m. at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church for its ninth-annual APEX Jazz Festival.

The One O’Clock, under the new and exciting direction of Alan Baylock, is the premier performing jazz ensemble from the internationally acclaimed University of North Texas’ Jazz Studies Program. The One O’Clock is a seven-time Grammy-nominated ensemble and has produced a multitude of great composers, performers and educators all throughout the world, recording more...

Sean Jones sits in with One O’Clock

Thu, Nov 17, 2016 - 7:12am

If the upcoming One O’clock Lab Band concert has a youthful zing to it, it’s because guest artist Sean Jones guest solos for the group in its first major on-campus gig under the direction of new bandleader Alan Blaylock.

Jones is considered one of the top jazz trumpet players under the age of 30. In his relatively young career, Jones has kept busy. He just released his seventh recording, = never before seen, and Jones has already got serious jewels in his crown by performing with jazz greats Joe Lovano, Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter. He also played lead trumpet for the Lincoln Center Jazz...

UNT's One O'Clock Lab Band finishes up album after Australia trip

Tue, May 24, 2016 - 6:12pm

DALLAS — In a small studio in Dallas, the One O'Clock Lab Band is doing another take.

What sounds great to most people, may be a misstep to its band members. That's why they've spent days perfecting their new album, Lab 2016.

"We treat this professionally," said bass player Aaron Holthus. "It will be a professional product."

The One O'Clock Lab Band is made up of students from the University of North Texas. The band is a legacy dating back more than 60 years. The band has been nominated for a Grammy award seven times.

"You go to the school because of the reputation," Holthus said. "Then you...