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December 2017

Sammons Jazz: A 30 Year Jazz Story

December 6, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sammons Center for the Arts, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219 United States
$45

This historic performance features the current and previous Sammons Jazz artistic directors.

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Sammons Cabaret: Linda & Larry Petty

December 21, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sammons Center for the Arts, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219 United States
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$45

Surely one of the most energetic and charming couples on Earth, Linda and Larry Petty are lifelong performers with a global fan base on land and sea. They close the fall season with "Holiday Memories".

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January 2018

Sammons Cabaret & Cabernet

January 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Meadows Hall, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219 United States
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$400

Beginning with a wine tasting, this semi-annual evening of fine music and fine wine is highlighted by a cabaret singer showcase with more than ten of the DFW area’s top vocalists. Each singer performs one song with several accompanied by the popular Larry Petty Combo. Reserved tables of eight guests cost $500 and reserved tables of six guests cost $400. Admission for all guests includes the wine tasting, cabaret showcase, light appetizers, beer, soft drinks, coffee, water, and valet parking.…

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February 2018

Sammons Jazz: Bop & Blow

February 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Meadows Hall, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219 United States
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$45

Get ready for an exciting evening of bebop when pianist extraordinaire Kelly Durbin and his Bebop Band recall the era when Clifford Brown, Hank Mobley, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and others moved jazz beyond swing. Joining Steve on stage are Mario Cruz on saxes, Ira Basset on trumpet and flugelhorn, Lou Harlas on bass, and Steve Barnes on drums. Magic happens when four amazing saxophonists perform on one stage. Saxomania features Shelley Carrol, Quamon Fowler, Ron Jones, and Chris McGuire…

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Sammons Cabaret: Kay Ellingson & Jennifer Martin: The Tender Trap

February 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kurth Hall, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219 United States
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$45

Finding love c'est magnifique! Two successful partnerships, two strong voices, and two excellent musicians unite in a musical demonstration of the wishin' and hopin', the falling and brawling, and the happy and sad, of amour. Kay and Kent Ellingson and Jennifer Martin and her husband, Greg Herring, perform a blend of jazz standards, Latin tunes, pop, and even a little country. Kay and Jennifer both sing lead and harmony. Kent is magical on keys (and on select songs, third harmony); Greg…

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March 2018

Sammons Jazz: Leigh Tomlinson Memorial Concert

March 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Meadows Hall, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219 United States
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$45

Singer-songwriter Ashleigh Smith, a Georgia native who now calls Dallas home, shows why she won the 2014 Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition crown in 2014. She is winning legions of fans, too, with her warm vocals, range of styles, fresh take on classics, and engaging originals. Joel Cross’ talent and dedication as a vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter has captured attention around the globe, including that of Grammy Award®-winning singer India Arie.  His band includes Colin Campbell on keys, Mike Luzecky…

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Sammons Cabaret: B.J. Cleveland: Laughing Matters

March 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kurth Hall, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219 United States
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$45

With more than 400 shows to his credit as an actor, director, and choreographer, B.J. Cleveland is no stranger to the stage or television screen. His many awards include recognition from the DFW Theater Critics Forum for his acclaimed performance in the regional premiere of The Nance. His fan base covers all ages, thanks to his work with Dallas Children’s Theater, Uptown Players, Kids Who Care, and 1:30 Productions. B.J. wowed the crowd during his Cabaret & Cabernet debut last…

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April 2018

Sammons Jazz: Sticks & Bones

April 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Meadows Hall, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219 United States
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$45

Beloved drummer Andrew Griffith “keeps up with the Joneses” in this tribute to his favorite drummers: Papa Joe Jones, Philly Joe Jones, and Elvin Jones. With Sergio Pamies on piano, Jonathan Fisher on bass, Shelley Carrol on sax and flute, and Chris McGuire on sax, clarinet, and trumpet, Andrew also honors the history of jazz drumming with a performance by tap dancer Katelyn Harris. Sliding into a second set of swinging jazz is Bones and Such, a unique group of…

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Sammons Cabaret: Aubree-Anna

April 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kurth Hall, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219 United States
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$45

Aubree-Anna is a favorite at the WinStar World Casino and local venues like the Warwick Melrose Library and The Kitchen Café, making it a sure bet that her return to Sammons Cabaret will be a winner. The San Antonio native launched the series in February 2012 with a sold-out show and has since earned high praise for her smooth vocals and extensive repertoire of songs (more than 300!) from genres such as the Great American Songbook, jazz, pop, and country.…

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