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 internationally and locally known talent, the monthly lineup offers everything from latin jazz to the blues. All concerts are FREE and open to the public and run the 3rd of each month, May through September.
Third Thursday Jazz Series Lineup
May 19 – The Delfeayo Marsalis Quintet | From the famous Marsalis family, Delfeayo is one of the top trombonists, composers and producers in jazz today. Known for his technical excellence, inventive mind and frequent touches of humor, he is one of the best, most imaginative and musical of the trombonists of his generation.
June 16 – An Evening with Fort Worth Jazz Legends – Ornette Coleman, Dewey Redman, King Curtis and Cornell Dupree | As part of Fort Worth Local History Month, we are honoring Fort Worth musical greats. Born and raised in the area’s rich, diverse and creative musical environment, these musicians created their own forms and styles of expression from what they heard and are now honored around the world.
July 21 – Women in Jazz | Vocalist Breggett Rideau and her all female group perform music from the heart and soul of a woman featuring Jazz, Soul, R&B, Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll.
August 18 – An Evening with the Music of Kurt Weill | The Stefan Karlsson Quintet will feature the music of the highly acclaimed German composer, Kurt Weill.
September 15 – Hot Latin Jazz Vibes! | Join the Dana Sudborough Latin Jazz Quartet for original Latin Jazz music by vibraphonist and composer Dana Sudborough.
What: Visit the Third Thursday Jazz Series website for more info.
When: 6:30 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday, May to September. See the monthly lineup above for specific concert dates.
Where: In the Gallery of the Fort Worth Central Library. Park FREE for 2½ hours at 2 nearby garages by validating your ticket at the library’s circulation desk — Third Street Garage (at Third and Taylor) OR City Place North Garage (at the corner of Belknap and Taylor streets). There are also 2-hour and 10-hour parking meters around the library that offer FREE parking after 6:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE, no ticket required.
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