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January 2020
Wednesday Night Jazz with Jeffry Eckels
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM     Wed, Jan 22, 2020

Wednesday Night Jazz with Jeffry Eckels. Each week Jeffry is joined by different artists from North Texas and around the country.

This week Jeffry is joined by guitarist Randy Napoleon. Randy Napoleon is a guitarist, composer and arranger who toured and recorded with Benny Green, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and Michael Bublé before joining The Freddy Cole Quartet in 2007; he arranged most of Cole’s last five albums, including the 2010 Grammy-nominated Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B. Napoleon also has appeared with other jazz luminaries, including Bill Charlap and Houston Person. His latest release as a leader is The Jukebox Crowd. His TV appearances, mainly as a sideman, include shows hosted by David Letterman, Jay Leno, Ellen DeGeneres, Jerry Lewis and Regis & Kelley as well as on Today and the PBS special Caught in the Act. He also tours with his own bands and is an assistant professor of jazz guitar at Michigan State University.

Jeffry Eckels - Originally from Wisconsin,now residing in Denton TX with a Masters in Music, Eckels is known for NPR's Whad'Ya Know, An American comedy, interview, and quiz radio show. Hosted by Michael Feldman, it was created in 1985. During its radio run, it was produced by Wisconsin Public Radio and distributed through Public Radio International. Jeffry Eckels was the original full-time bass player on the show from 1987 to 2003.

The Legacy Trio
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM     Thu, Jan 23, 2020

The Legacy Trio is back at Steve's

Jim Riggs- Sax - an American saxophonist in classical and jazz idioms, big band director, collegiate music educator, and international music clinician. He is also a University of North Texas Regents Professor Emeritus. As a freelance artist he has performed with Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Nancy Wilson, Henry Mancini, Ray Charles and Nelson Riddle. He is a prolific studio recording artist.

Neil Slater - Piano - an American educator, composer, and pianist. In 2008, he retired as professor emeritus.He has composed over 80 works for jazz ensemble and has written for symphony, chamber groups, a cappella choir, opera, and musical theatre. Slater is also a two-time Grammy nominee participant. The first was in 1989 for a work by Mike Bogle who was nominated for Best Arrangement on an Instrumental for his arrangement "Got a Match? by Chick Corea – on Lab '89, performed by the One O'Clock – directed and co-produced by Slater. The second was in 2009 for contributing two works, "Another Other" and "Time Sensitive" – both composed and arranged by Slater – on Lab 2009, which, as an album, received a Grammy nomination for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album.

Lynn Seaton - Bass - has appeared on over 125 albums, including Nirvana by Bucky Pizzarelli, and the Grammy Award winning Diane Schuur & the Count Basie Orchestra. He has also recorded as a leader on releases such as Bassman's Basement and Zoom Blewz.

 

Friday Night Live @ Steve's
8:30 PM to 10:30 PM     Fri, Jan 24, 2020

Scott Bucklin and his trio will be performing a wide array of his original jazz compositions and arrangements.

$5 cover charge.

 

Quincy Davis Trio
8:30 PM to 11:00 PM     Sat, Jan 25, 2020

Join us for a special evening when drummer Quincy Davis leads his trio into Steve's Wine Bar! 

As one of the sponsors for the Denton Black Film Festival, we will be hosting a late night gathering at Steve's from 9 - midnight. Come out and enjoy some great jazz, wine, and friendship during this special evening!

Vaughn Faison!
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM     Tue, Jan 28, 2020

Come relive the 90's at the fourth installment of my residency at Steve's! Wear some 90's attire. A special prize goes to the best outfit!

Natalie Gandy Thursday Night Jazz
8:30 PM to 10:30 PM     Thu, Jan 30, 2020

The Friends 4 Band

Natalie Gandy- Vocalist - "I played in several Central Texas bands through the years and also spent time in the studio performing ‘jingles’ for the radio, toured with my own band "Leather and Lace" performing top 40 Country, Rock and traditional music.  We were front the front band several groups like Exile, Asleep at the Wheel, Michael Martin Murphy, Eddie Raven, and John Connelly to name a few.  Later moving to Nashville, this afforded me several opportunities to sing off of Broadway street including the famous or infamous “Tooties”.  After moving back to Texas in 2016, I met Paul Reitz and he introduced me to two additional amazing musicians, John and Bill and offered me the opportunity to sing with “The Friends 4 Band.”

Paul Reitz - Guitar - A native of Pittsburgh, Pa, Paul fell in love with the guitar at an early age. While in college and graduate school at Penn State he studied privately with Ed McGuire  and Bill Walton (Sandoli Studios) and performed in a variety of settings as a soloist and leader of a jazz trio.  Paul studies classical & flamenco guitar with Robert Guthrie and performs as a soloist and member of several contemporary christian groups throughout DFW


Bill Brott - Bass - After playing electric bass in many rhythm and  blues bands during his high school years, Bill Brott left his home state of Texas to attend The New England Conservatory of Music. While in Boston, he played Upright Bass in many pick up jazz bands and symphony orchestras. Upon his return to Texas he picked the electric bass back up to play with several blues bands including Josea Robeson and The Midnight Believers, The Occasionals,  as well as The Armando Natera Experieonce and several others.


John DeBellevue -  Piano - John DeBellevue grew up steeped in the rich musical traditions of South Louisiana, playing piano all along the coast. After college, he moved to New Orleans, where he played in various jazz bands, leading his own band at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Since moving to DFW, he has played with various big bands and small groups.

February 2020
Ginny Mac is Back!
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM     Tue, Feb 4, 2020

Come Join us for a Febuary Party with Ginny Mac!

Who's ready to do a little dancing?

Ginny Mac is one of the most talented musicians we know. Come join us for an incredible fun evening of fantastic music, wine and friendship. 

For musical events, there is a $5 cover charge per person which we can add on to your tab or can be paid at the door.