One O’Clock Lab Band
Returns to UT Dallas Sept. 28

Sept. 24, 2007

The University of North Texas’ internationally renowned One O’Clock Lab Band will perform at The University of Texas at Dallas Conference Center at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28. 

The One O’Clock Lab Band is the premier performing ensemble of UNT’s world-famous jazz program, which was created in 1947.  The band has released 35 albums, four of which garnered Grammy nominations.  They have received awards from National Public Radio, VISA International and the Dallas Observer Reader’s Poll, and regularly headline at the International Association of Jazz Educators conference. 

Regarded as unsurpassed among university jazz bands, the ensemble has performed at the White House and with such artists as Tony Bennett and Ella Fitzgerald.  Directed by Neil Slater, who received his own Grammy nomination for best arrangement on Lab ‘91, the ensemble has toured Finland, Germany, Portugal, France, Thailand, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Japan and Russia.  Past members have gone on to play in bands led by Count Basie, Branford Marsalis, Harry Connick, Jr., Doc Severinsen, Woody Herman, David Lee Roth and Bill Evans.

The concert is supported in part by the University’s Carl J. Thomsen Fund for Student Enrichment.  More information about the band can be found at http://ah.utdallas.edu/season0708/labband.htm.

Tickets are $20 for general admission, $10 for students and free at the door to UT Dallas students with a valid Comet Card.  UT Dallas ticket office hours are from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and at the door one hour prior to show time.  For advance ticket purchases using Visa, MasterCard or Discover, please call 972-883-2552.

For information about the many musical, arts, theatre, dance and other performances and exhibitions held throughout the year at UT Dallas, please call 972-UTD-ARTS (972-883-2787) or e-mail utdarts@utdallas.edu.  Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations may call 972-883-2982, Texas Relay Operator: 1-800-RELAYVV.

About the School of Arts & Humanities

The School of Arts & Humanities at UT Dallas offers a dynamic and integrated approach to education that fosters the critical, creative and communicative skills necessary for success in the culturally diverse, technologically rich and change-intensive environment of the 21st Century.  For additional information about the School of Arts & Humanities, please visit the website at http://ah.utdallas.edu.

About UT Dallas

The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor, enrolls more than 14,500 students.  The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores.  The University offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs.  For additional information about UT Dallas, please visit the University’s website at www.utdallas.edu.


News Contact: Kristi Barrus, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2972, kristi.barrus@utdallas.edu

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