Sense of Place: How did Denton, Texas, become an unlikely jazz mecca?
One O'Clock Lab Band on World Cafe
- One O'Clock Lab Band, "12 O'Clock Jump"
- Maynard Ferguson, "Humbug"
- Norah Jones, "Don't Know Why"
- One O'Clock Lab Band, "Things To Come"
When you think of cities that are connected to the legacy of jazz, you probably don't think of Denton, Texas. On this episode of Sense of Place: Denton, Texas, we're heading to the University of North Texas, home to the world-renowned One O'Clock Lab Band, the student jazz ensemble that's been nominated for seven Grammys. We're attending a rehearsal and talking with the band's director, Alan Baylock, to find out how Denton became an unlikely jazz mecca. Plus, we'll learn from some of the students what it takes to make the cut.