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UNT jazz studies ensembles to play free concerts in Dallas

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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. It will present a series 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, directed by Marion Powers, Avenue C, directed by Anna Jalkeus and the vocal jazz ensemble from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Kent Ellingson directs the Booker T. Washington ensemble.

The Brandon Brown Quintet and the UNT Latin Jazz Lab ensemble, directed by Jose Aponte, will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9.

Klyde Warren Park is located at 2012 Woodall Rogers Freeway.

Admission to the concerts is free.

FEATURED IMAGE: The One O Clock Lab Band is shown in the UNT Union Syndicate as part of the free Jazz at the Syndicate concert series. The UNT One O'clock lab band performs in the syndicate. Photographed on Sept. 15, 2016. (Ahna Hubnik / UNT)