All Jazzed Up and Someplace to Go
Take a musical journey from the 20th century roots of Jazz to the diverse sounds of the present with Fort Worth Library’s annual Third Thursday Jazz Series. Featuring an outstanding list of nationally and locally known talent, the monthly lineup offers everything from swing jazz to the blues. All concerts are FREE and open to the public.
July’s Third Thursday Jazz Series Features the Texas Gypsies ~ Thursday, July 18, 6:30PM
Gypsy jazz meets Texas swing for an energetic, fun-filled romp down the streets of a bygone era. The Texas Gypsies are a collection of well seasoned players comprised of Grammy winners and musicians who have backed many of today’s top performers including The Jacksons, Paul McCartney, Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, Wynton Marsalis, Tony Bennett, Barbara Mandrell, Blues Brothers and more!
Swingmusic.net says “The group blends elements of traditional small group Swing, Gypsy Jazz and Western Swing into a tightly woven fabric of 21st Century sophistication and jumpin, thumpin entertainment.”
What: For more information, visit the Third Thursday Jazz Series website.
When: Thursday, July 18 ~ 6:30pm. See the monthly lineup below for additional concert dates.
Where: In the Gallery of the Fort Worth Central Library. You can park on the street or in the 3rd St. & Taylor Parking Garage. The parking garage and streets are FREE after 6:00pm or if you go earlier, have your parking ticket validated at the Central Library for up to 2.5 hours free on weekdays.
Cost: FREE, no ticket required.
Third Thursday Jazz Series Monthly Lineup
- July 25: Metro Praise Youth Orchestra. Texas all-state alumni perform big band classics from the likes of Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson and Count Basie.
- August 15: Duane Durrett Quartet. Performing the music of pianists and composers Dave Brubeck and Bill Evans and featuring Johnny Case, Brad Leali and Lou Harlas.
- September 19: Paul Unger Septet. Performing the music of Charles Mingus, featuring selections from the groundbreaking 1959 recording “Ah Um.”
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