Sammons Jazz

Sammons Jazz is the most widely recognized jazz performance series in North Texas. Since 1989, 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.

The concerts are held on the first Wednesday of each month, February through May and September through December. Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this schedule is subject to change.

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

Spring 2023 Schedule

The Spring season begins Wednesday, February 1, 2023.
Tickets go on sale to the public January 9, 2023.


Wednesday, February 9

Nina Katrina Quartet features beloved vocalist Nina Katrina with her smooth vocal dialects and Brazilian jazz. Her experiences as an avid traveler and multilinguist blend seamlessly into her masterful musical craft.

B-3 organist, pianist & vintage analog keyboard extraordinaire Bobby Sparks brings his funky rhythms and soul jazz as Bobby Sparks & Friends to the Sammons Jazz stage. Joining him is Todd Parsnow on guitar, Keith Anderson and Shelley Carrol on saxophones, and Andrew Griffith on drums.


Wednesday, March 1

Award-winning vocalist & pianist Caleb Sean opens the evening with his suave, captivating style. His talents as a composer and producer draw directly from the rich history of jazz. His trio includes Matthew Ramsey on bass and Tyrone Turner Jr. on drums.

Vocalist Simone Jackson closes the night with her band aptly named Simone, reminiscent of jazz legends known by their first names Ella, Sarah and Carmen. The band features Shelley Carrol on sax, Young Heo on bass, Andrew Griffith on drums, and Peter Rioux on piano.


Wednesday, April 5

Saxophonist Keith Anderson and Full of Soul jumpstart the night with his energizing sounds and grooves. His band features Allen Cato on guitar, Kwinton Gray on piano, Chuck Smith on bass, and Mark Simmons on drums.

Jisun Choi Quartet with Special Guest Heavenlee features mesmerizing pianist Jisun Choi presenting songs she coined as the Korean Song Book. Her band includes Heavenlee on vocals, Noel Johnston on guitar, Gavin Kelso on bass, and Dennis Durick on drums.


Wednesday, May 3

Sammons Jazz Artistic Director and Steinway Artist Arlington Jones presents Arlington Jones & The Soul Chamber Band spotlighting his original compositions and creative orchestration. In both sets Arlington is featured on piano with James Driscoll on bass, Arlington “Ollie” Jones III on drums, Jorge Ginorio on percussion, Quamon Fowler on sax, Meg Griffith on flute, and Leonard Hayward on violin.

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