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Texas Jazz in Europe 1


by Jerome Weeks 10 Jul 2008

The first and the last: The University of North Texas offered the first bachelor’s degree program in jazz studies in 1947, and now Neil Slater, the third director of the program, is taking his last European tour with the school’s celebrated One O’Clock Jazz Band. He’ll be retiring in August after 27 years at UNT. […]

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The first and the last: The University of North Texas offered the first bachelor’s degree program in jazz studies in 1947, and now Neil Slater, the third director of the program, is taking his last European tour with the school’s celebrated One O’Clock Jazz Band. He’ll be retiring in August after 27 years at UNT.

Through July 22, the band is playing some of the major music festivals on the continent, including the Montreaux Jazz Festival. Freelance photographer and UNT student Michael Climents is following the tour, blogging about it and posting his photos on Flickr. We’ll be highlighting some of his photos and some of the blog posts from band member/trombonist Sara Jacovino.

Hit the jump — the “One O’Clock Jump,” get it? a groan goes up from jazz buffs — for the first posts as the band travels through Switzerland and France.

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