Borrowing the name of a legendary Dallas jazz club as its theme, the Dallas Jazz Appreciation Month (D’JAM) consortium presents “The Recovery Room: A Virtual D’JAM Concert,” which will be livestreamed Saturday, July 10, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Accessible on the Sammons Center for the Arts Facebook page, the concert features Jazz Becuzz and the Stockton Helbing Trio. Sammons Jazz Artistic Director Arlington Jones emcees the event from the Moody Performance Hall in the Dallas Arts District. (Please note this is a virtual concert with no in-person audience.)
A special highlight of the July 10 concert is the public showing of three oil paintings by the late Walter Winn, a renowned Dallas jazz musician and visual artist.
Winn’s oil portraits of Charlie Parker, Miles Davis and John Coltrane hung in the famed Recovery Room where Buddy Rich, Red Garland, Marchel Ivery, Roger Boykin, James Clay and others made it “the established nucleus of the Dallas jazz scene,” according to Tim Schuller in a February 1979 D Magazine article. The paintings were donated to the Sammons Center by the family of Recovery Room owner Bill Donnelly after his passing this past May.
D’JAM 2021 is sponsored by the City of Dallas Office of Arts & Culture, Moody Arts Fund, Dallas Arts District Foundation and the Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District. For more information about D’JAM and other upcoming jazz events, visit www.jazzdallas.com.