UNT alumnus Lyle Mays to serve as guest artist in February

Lyle MaysAward-winning pianist and composer Lyle Mays — who as a North Texas student composed or arranged all the selections on the One O’Clock Lab Band’s Grammy-nominated Lab ’75 — will return to campus Feb. 22-25.

Supported by the Glenn E. Gomez (’85) International Artists Endowment for Jazz Studies, Mays will teach master classes, perform with faculty Feb. 23 at McDavid Studio in Fort Worth and perform with the One O’Clock Lab Band and faculty Feb. 25 at the Murchison Performing Arts Center.

Mays, who began a musical alliance with guitarist Pat Metheny in 1977, has won 11 Grammy Awards with the Pat Metheny Group and has been nominated four times for his own work.