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 arlington@sammonsartcenter.org

Fall 2022 Schedule

MALLETS & STRINGS

Wednesday, September 7

Kicking off the season, vibraphonist and pianist Joey Carter fronts his exciting band the Black Dog Quintet.

The second set features harpist Cindy Horstman and bassist Michael Medina as the dynamic duo 2tone, joined by special guest Tom Braxton on sax.

A NIGHT OF VOCAL EASE

Wednesday, October 5

The Chris McGuire Quintet opens with the humor in jazz by way of hard-swingin’ music with vocals and blowin’.

The Satin Dolls Band is an all-female jazz quintet formed to celebrate 20th-century women singers, composers, and lyricists led by vocalist Carolyn Lee Jones.

SWING IS NOW IN SESSION

Wednesday, November 2

Vocalist Tatiana “LadyMay” Mayfield returns with her group, pairing her stellar vocals with a swinging sextet.

The Dr. Oscar Passley Quintet features the esteemed trumpet player and his band performing beloved jazz favorites and more.

88 KEYS

Wednesday, December 7

Sammons Jazz Artistic Director and Steinway Artist Arlington Jones plays classical music, followed by his arrangements of the same compositions. Arlington fills the second half with music from some of his friends and influences who are no longer with us, including keyboardists Bernard Wright and George Duke.

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