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.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the spring 2021 concerts will be streamed on Vimeo. Post-pandemic, concerts are held on the first Wednesday of each month, February through May and September through December.

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

Spring 2021 Virtual Schedule

March-May Sammons Jazz virtual concerts will be available as a 48-hour rental on Vimeo.

STOCKTON HELBING TRIO

STOCKTON HELBING TRIO

Streaming March 3-17

Drummer and bandleader Stockton Helbing leads his trio in a lively set of anecdotes and jazz. Joining Stockton are James Driscoll on bass Davy Mooney on guitar.

THE BRANNEN & RED SHOW

THE BRANNEN & RED SHOW

Streaming April 7-21

Featuring Brannen Temple on drums and Red Young on the organ, the show is a masterful illustration by two longtime collaborators. They use their instruments to speak to each other, creating a colorful palette of sound and rhythm.

TEXAS GYPSIES

TEXAS GYPSIES

Streaming May 5-19

It’s a spirited mix of Swing and Gypsy Jazz with Steve Curry on guitar and vocals, Tony Baker on trombone, Brian Standridge on trumpet, Joe Perez on sax, Andrew Griffith on drums, and Travis Udall on bass. Click on the image above to view the trailer and order the concert.

SAMMONS JAZZ ON YOUTUBE

SAMMONS JAZZ ON YOUTUBE

More than one dozen clips and full sets of past Sammons Jazz concerts performed at the beautiful Sammons Center for the Arts.

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