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FREE! Fort Worth Jazz Series Featuring The Texas Gypsies ~ Thursday, July 18

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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.”

Details, details
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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FREE! Fort Worth Third Thursday Jazz Series, Featuring Grammy Award Winner, Adonis Rose

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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 the 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.

The Third Thursday Jazz Series continues with the Adonis Rose  Quintet ~ Thursday, August 16, 6:30PM
Adonis Rose got his first drum set when he was 2 years old and was touring by age 17. Since that time, he has won a Grammy Award, and performed and recorded with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Harry Connick Jr., Wynton Marsalis and Dr. John, to name but a few.  The fourth installment in the Thursday jazz series, the Adonis Rose Quintet, will also feature trumpeter Pete Clagett, saxophonist Chris Milyo, bassist Young Heo and pianist Stefan Karlsson.

Details, details
What:
For more information, visit the Third Thursday Jazz Series website.
When: Thursday, August 16 ~ 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 is 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

  • August 16: Adonis Rose Quintet. This Grammy Award winning drummer brings his New Orleans sound to the series.
  • September 20: Robin Eubanks Quintet.  Eubanks has been voted best trombonist in DownBeat magazine’s international critics poll five times.

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FREE! Fort Worth Third Thursday Jazz Series ~ The Incredible Guitar Style of Wes Montgomery by the James Shannon Quintet

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Take a musical journey from the 20th century roots of Jazz to the diverse sounds of the present with the 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.

The Incredible Guitar Style of Wes Montgomery by the James Shannon Quintet ~ Thursday, July 19, 6:30PM
The Thursday jazz series continues with The Incredible Guitar Style of Wes Montgomery. During his brief life, Wes Montgomery left a recording legacy that has inspired and guided the likes of such diverse players as Pat Martino, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimi Hendrix. Thursday’s evening of jazz will featuring the incomparable guitarist James Shannon, backed by legendary Fort Worth jazz pianist Johnny Case, bassist James Gilyard and drummer Duane Durrett. Saxophonist Karl Lampman will complete the quintet.

Details, details
What:
For more information, visit the Third Thursday Jazz Series website.
When: Thursday, July 19 ~ 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 is 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 19: James Shannon Quartet. “Smoking at the Library” will showcase the incredible guitar style of Wes Montgomery.
  • August 16: Adonis Rose Quintet. This Grammy Award winning drummer brings his New Orleans sound to the series.
  • September 20: Robin Eubanks Quintet.  Eubanks has been voted best trombonist in DownBeat magazine’s international critics poll five times.

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FREE Fort Worth 3rd Thursday Jazz Series With Victor Cager, Tatiana Mayfield, and the Duane Durrett Trio

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Take a musical journey from the 20th century roots of Jazz to the diverse sounds of the present with the 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.

 

Singing and Swinging ~ The Art of the Jazz Vocalist by Victor Cager, Tatiana Mayfield and the Duane Durrett Trio ~ Thursday June 21
The Thursday jazz series continues with Singing and Swinging: Art of the Jazz Vocalist, featuring singers Tatiana Mayfield and Victor Cager. The stellar rhythm section will consist of bandleader and drummer Duane Durrett, pianist Kelly Durbin and bassist Lou Harlas.

Details, details
What:
For more information, visit the Third Thursday Jazz Series website.
When: Thursday, June 21 ~ 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 is 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

  • June 21: Victor Cager, Tatiana Mayfield, and the Duane Durrett Trio. Featuring vocalist Tatiana Mayfield, this band will perform “Singing and Swinging: Art of the Jazz Vocalist.”
  • July 19: James Shannon Quartet. “Smoking at the Library” will showcase the incredible guitar style of Wes Montgomery.
  • August 16: Adonis Rose Quintet. This Grammy Award winning drummer brings his New Orleans sound to the series.
  • September 20: Robin Eubanks Quintet.  Eubanks has been voted best trombonist in DownBeat magazine’s international critics poll five times.

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FREE Jazz in June Concerts in Keller ~ Thursdays

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The Keller Public Arts Program is pleased to present its fourth annual Jazz in June Concert Series, returning to the front lawn of Keller Town Hall at 7:30 p.m., Thursday evenings. The concerts are free and open to audiences of all ages. You are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnic dinners, leashed pets, and snacks and drinks to enjoy (no glass please).

The music lineup includes:

  • Thursday, June 14, Breggett Rideau
  • Thursday, June 21, Adonis Rose & FWJO
  • Thursday, June 28, Latin Express

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What:  Go here to learn more about Keller’s 4th Annual Jazz in June Thursday concert series.
When:  June 14, 21, and 28 at 7:30PM
Where:  Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway.
Cost:  FREE

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FREE Fort Worth Third Thursday Jazz Series ~ Starts This Thursday, May 17

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Take a musical journey from the 20th century roots of Jazz to the diverse sounds of the present with the Fort Worth Library’s Third Thursday Jazz Series. This five-concert series features an outstanding list of nationally and locally known talent and is FREE and open to the public. The monthly lineup offers everything from swing jazz to the blues and will include some amazing artists ~ like jazz saxophonist Brad Leali (former lead for the Harry Connick, Jr Orchestra) and grammy-award winning trombonist Robin Eubanks (collaborated with a variety of notable musicians such as Art Blakey, Barbra Streisand, The Rolling Stones and Talking Heads).

Brad Leali, Alto Saxophonist, Kicks Off The Series ~ May 17
The inauguration of the 2012 series (Thursday, May 17, 6:30PM)  showcases Grammy nominated Brad Leali, former lead alto saxophonist for the Harry Connick, Jr Orchestra and director of the Count Basie orchestra. Leali’s quintet will feature the music of “The Bebop Revolution,” including toe-tapping tunes from Charlie Parker and Dizzie Gillespie.  Leali has backed up a lengthy list of artists including Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, John Legend, Mary J. Blige, Herbie Hancock, Fantasia, Billy Joel, Kid Rock, Yolanda Adams, and Brian McKnight.  He has been one of the top jazz musicians in New York City and has made numerous television appearances including The Today Show, Jay Leno Tonight Show, and Arsenio Hall.

The Brad Leali quintet performance will also feature trumpeter Ephraim Owens, Paul Unger on bass, pianist Michael Palma, and Andrew Griffith on drums.

Details, details
What:
For more information, visit the Third Thursday Jazz Series website.
When: Thursday, May 17 ~ 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 is 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

  • May 17: Brad Leali Quintet. “The Bebop Revolution”  features the music of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie.
  • June 21: Victor Cager, Tatiana Mayfield, and the Duane Durrett Trio. Featuring vocalist Tatiana Mayfield, this band will perform “Singing and Swinging: Art of the Jazz Vocalist.”
  • July 19: James Shannon Quartet. “Smoking at the Library” will showcase the incredible guitar style of Wes Montgomery.
  • August 16: Adonis Rose Quintet. This Grammy Award winning drummer brings his New Orleans sound to the series.
  • September 20: Robin Eubanks Quintet.  Eubanks has been voted best trombonist in DownBeat magazine’s international critics poll five times.

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REMINDER: FREE Monthly Jazz Concert Thursday (October 20), Featuring The Paul Unger Septet

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Don’t miss out on the last installment of the Thursday FREE Jazz Series for 2011 ~ featuring A Tribute to Miles Davis by the Paul Unger Septet.

All Jazzed Up and Someplace to Go
If you are a jazz fan, then you will want to tune into the Third Thursday Jazz Series, sponsored by the Fort Worth Jazz Society and hosted in the setting of the beautiful downtown library.  This is the last installment of 2011’s FREE monthly live concert series which has featured an outstanding list of nationally and locally known talent.

Paul Unger Septet ~ Featured Thursday, October 20
The 2011 series finishes out Thursday, October 20, and features The Paul Unger Septet.  Join this local favorite as he performs, “Pathway to Fusion: The music of Miles Davis from the ’60s and ’70s.” The septet is led by Paul Unger, Assistant Principal Bassist for the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Paul Unger has performed with such artists as Kevin Eubanks, Bobby Shew, Bob Newhart, Bernadette Peters, Jay Clayton and Andrea Bocelli.

Details, details
What:
For more information about the concert series, visit the
….Third Thursday Jazz Series website.
When: Thursday, October 20, 6:30pm.
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 is FREE after 6:00pm or if you go earlier, have
….your parking ticket validated at the Central Library for up to
….2.5 hours on weekdays.
Cost: FREE and open to the public.  No ticket is required.

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