University of North Texas Jazz Faculty, Roxy's Downtown, Wichita State University Jazz Department, and the Wichita Jazz Association bring music and education to the stage.
The Lone Star Jazz Quintet is as unique and multi-faceted as the state from which it hails. Its program includes original music by Mike Steinel, Rosana Eckert, and Pat Coil as well as standard repertoire from the number of jazz traditions: soul/fusion, west coast cool, New Orleans Second Line, hard bop, and vocal standards from the "Great American Songbook".
Lone Star's leader Mike Steinel states: "I feel our music has a strong blues-tinged Southwest personality. Like the food from our part of the country it's a blend of many flavors. It's melodically straighforward with a robust rhythmic foundation, yet there is enough nuance and complexity to keep it interesting. We enjoy making music that 'moves' and mkes our audience want to move. Jazz was born in New Orleans but it grew up right here where we live now." Steinel (trumpet and flugelhorn), Eckert (vocals), and Coil (piano) all teach at the University of North Texas, the pioneer institution in the jazz education field since the late 1940s. The rhythm secion is completed by Jeffry Eckels (bass) and Steve Barnes (drums).
- All ages welcome, all students welcome.
- Under 18 will need to be accompanied by an adult.
- 21 to drink.
- Doors open at 7:45pm with performances beginning at 8pm.
- $10 at the door or with advance reservation.
- $5 with student ID.
- No reservations required, but are encouraged.
- 316-265-4400 for more information and to place reservations.