Sammons Jazz

Sammons Jazz is the most widely recognized jazz performance series in North Texas. For the past 31 years, the series has presented a who’s who of local jazz legends and rising stars, more than 1,000 artists, and counting. Jazz fans can enjoy all styles of jazz, from big band and bebop to swing and Latin, on the first Wednesday of each month, February through May and September through December.

Sammons Jazz concerts have been postponed due to the pandemic and the date to resume the series has not been established.

Performing at Sammons Jazz: We hire local acts from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, in a variety of jazz styles. To be considered as a performer, please send your bio, photo (or electronic press kit), music sample, and contact information to arlington@sammonsartcenter.org

Fall 2020 Schedule Pending

All Sammons Jazz concerts are held at 7:30pm in Meadows Hall

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JAZZ OF THE COOL

JAZZ OF THE COOL

February 5, 2020

Jazz trumpeter Rodney Booth and his quartet kick off the spring season with an homage to legends Chet Baker and Gerry Mulligan. The second set features the Shelley Carrol Quartet in a spectacular tribute to Texas Tenor Arnett Cobb.

LEIGH TOMLINSON MEMORIAL CONCERT

LEIGH TOMLINSON MEMORIAL CONCERT

March 4, 2020

Held to honor the memory of jazz singer and Sammons Jazz volunteer Leigh Tomlinson, the concert opens with the extraordinary vocalist Audra Scott and the Curtis Bradshaw Octet, led by composer/arranger Curtis Bradshaw. Pianist/composer Rebecca Cordes fronts Rebecca Cordes & Friends, featuring three amazing vocalists, to present “Sophisticated Ladies: The Hits of Broadway, Jazz Style” in the second set.

SAMMONS JAZZ ARTISTIC DIRECTORS CONCERT

SAMMONS JAZZ ARTISTIC DIRECTORS CONCERT

Date Pending

Sammons Jazz Artistic Director and Steinway Artist Arlington Jones is joined by cellist Dr. Jesús Castro-Balbi and percussionist Jorge Ginorio to perform "Soul Unity Suite" in the first set. The second set features a sneak peek at his jazz opera work-in-progress.

NOTE: This sold-out concert, originally scheduled for May 6, has not yet been rescheduled.

JAZZ VIGNETTES

JAZZ VIGNETTES

Date Pending

Celebrated jazz guitarist Todd Parsnow leads the Todd Parsnow Quartet in an opening set reminiscent of Joe Pass and Herb Ellis. The Ron and the Rowdies Dixieland Band, fronted by drummer Ron Fink, let the good times roll in a rousing second set.

This sold-out concert, originally scheduled for April 1, has not yet been rescheduled.

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