8:00 PM to 10:00 PM Sat, Aug 24, 2019
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.
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Sun, Aug 25, 2019
Courtney Wright Sextet
Say goodbye to summer and kick off the school year SWINGIN’ with the Courtney Wright Sextet! This set has everything from modern jazz to string quartet, and (of course) a healthy dose of hard Art Blakey style bop. Kathryn Sherman will be joking us on vocals. You won’t wanna miss it!
COURTNEY WRIGHT - bari sax
CALEB PITMAN - trumpet
SIMEON DAVIS - alto sax
HOLLY HOLT- Piano
DYLAN CASTILLEJA - bass
NATHAN MCCORD - drums
Featuring special guests:
Kathryn Sherman - voice
Phoenix Abbo - violin
Nick Hasapes - violin
Nathaniel Clemens - viola
Amber Schwister - cello
6-8 PM, $5
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM Tue, Aug 27, 2019
Tuesday Night we host the great Tony Hakim as he comes in from Dallas to join Jeffry Eckels for a great night of Jazz.
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM Wed, Aug 28, 2019
Stellar Jazz with Ed Soph, Fred Hamilton, and Jeffry Eckels
Come join this fantastic trio of musicians as they perform a wide variety of music for your listening experience.
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thu, Aug 29, 2019
Thursday, August 29th Wine Tasting Event
Come meet the wine maker from Cordant/Nelle Winery in Paso Robles.
We will be tasting 5 of their exceptional wines during this tasting event.
We will charge at the time of the tasting. No advanced purchase necessary, simply RSVP with this notice.
$30.00 plus tax per person
Club Members: $15 per person
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM Thu, Aug 29, 2019
The Legacy Quartet
Come join us as at our new digs with Riggs and Slater.
Jim Riggs - saxophones
Neil Slater - piano
Rich De Rosa - drums
Lynn Seaton - Bass
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM Fri, Aug 30, 2019
Scott Bucklin and his trio will be performing a wide array of his original jazz compositions and arrangements.
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM Sat, Aug 31, 2019
SaturdayNight Jazz with Gale Cruz
Gale Cruz is a professional singer/voice over artist. She has worked in New York for over twenty years having done hundreds of voice overs and thousands of singing jobs which include jingles, studio sessions, jazz gigs as well as corporate gigs. She resides here in the DFW area where she continues her professional career performing and recording.
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM Sat, Sep 14, 2019
We haven’t made a big deal about it on the air yet, but KNTU is celebrating 50 years of broadcasting!
What has been handed down over time is that KNTU officially began broadcasts on Oct. 31, 1969, with longtime Dallas-Fort Worth media legend Bill Mercer at the helm. The station began with a mere 440 watts of monophonic power at a slightly different place on the dial — 88.5 FM.
Over the years, thousands of UNT students have worked at KNTU with hundreds of them going on to work in both radio and television across the country.
It’s time to celebrate! And for KNTU alumni to get together and reminisce (and take selfies with each other)!
We’ve got the place — Steve’s Wine Bar, a couple blocks east of the ol’ Historic Downtown Denton Square (but it’ll be a cash bar situation) — and we’ll provide munchies — from The Chestnut Tree — you just need to show up and help us celebrate 50 years of doin’ this radio thang.
If you would, please send us an email at email@example.com if you plan to join us (we want to have enough food to feed everyone!) for the party on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Mon, Nov 18, 2019
Join us for a great tasting of 20 different sparkling wines and Champagne.
Mark your calendars for our third annual Champagne Tasting.
Tickets will be online starting in late October.
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.