SAMMONS JAZZ And THE UNT ONE O’CLOCK LAB BAND PRESENT "JAZZIN' DALLAS"
THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013
The Sammons Center for the Arts - Sammons Jazz Ensemble and the famed UNT One O'Clock Lab Band will present an evening of live jazz entertainment in the stunning new Dallas City Performance Hall.
The Concert is scheduled for Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. at the Dallas City Performance Hall located in the Dallas Arts District at 2520 Flora Street, Dallas, Texas 75201 between Ross and Flora St.
This is a joint concert with the Sammons Jazz Ensemble and the UNT One O’Clock Lab Band:
First Set - Sammons Jazz Plays Motown featuring Arlington Jones on Piano
Second Set - The One O'Clock plays Grammy Jazz
Sammons Jazz from the Sammons Center for the Arts and The One O'Clock Lab Band from the University of North Texas join forces for a night of swinging jazz at the spectacular new City Performance Hall in the Dallas Arts District. This special concert is part of the D'JAM Jazz Initiative. D'JAM stands for "Dallas Jazz Appreciation Month" and is part of the national effort founded by the Smithsonian to promote jazz as a singular and unique American art form in April of every year.
Sammons Jazz presents "Sammons Jazz plays Motown". The Sammons Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Arlington Jones creatively transforms some popular Motown classics into modern day jazz standards. The ensemble features Arlington Jones on piano, vocalists Simone Rodgers and Garry Williams, saxophonists Tom Braxton and Keith Anderson, Stockton Helbing on drums and Braylon Lacy on bass. Arlington Jones is a Steinway Artist.
The One O'Clock Lab Band presents Grammy Jazz. Under the direction of Steve Wiest, the band has been nominated for 6 Grammys over the years and will play the pieces that were nominated and selections from the albums that were nominated.
Tickets are available online through Brown Paper Tickets at: www.brownpapertickets.com
Reserve seating with tickets priced from $10 - $40.
All major credit cards accepted. For information call 214-520-7789.
Sammons Jazz is a program of the Sammons Center for the Arts which began in 1989 and is the longest running jazz performance series in the Metroplex. It focuses on local jazz artists, presenting 8 concerts per year at the Sammons Center for the Arts featuring every type of jazz from swing and be-bop to Latin and World Beat. This critically acclaimed jazz series is under the direction of Artistic Director, Arlington Jones, a recognized Steinway Artist.
Support for the Sammons Jazz Series is provided by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, the Texas Commission on the Arts and TACA, Inc.
The world-famous One O'Clock Lab Band is the flagship ensemble from the top-rated Jazz Studies program within the College of Music at the University of North Texas. They have been nominated for Grammy Awards multiple times and many of their student participants have gone on to become major artists known world-wide. This extraordinary ensemble is under the direction of Steve Wiest, a prominent jazz artist and educator.
To celebrate the annual Smithsonian National Museum of American History’s Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM), the whole month of April has been declared "Dallas Jazz Appreciation Month" (D'JAM), as proclaimed by Dallas Mayor Michael Rawlings by official designation. Participating entertainment, cultural and educational institutions venues throughout North Texas are hosting a series of more than two dozen exciting live jazz music events from April 1 to April 30. Music lovers of all ages will be able to hear live jazz performances in some of the most popular night spots and art institutions, like Sammons Center for the Arts, Sandaga Jazz Club, Dallas Museum of Art and Bishop Arts Theatre Center. The growing April lineup of D'JAM events is posted at www.artandseek.net.