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Upcoming DFW Jazz gigs

This list is compiled by the great Chuck Mandernach

See what is happening with Jazz in the DFW area . This list is refreshed every 2 weeks.


Wednesday, Feb. 21 – Cedar Valley College Music Faculty –“Commercial Concert “ –- Featuring Dr. Mike Bogle’s new version of his pop/rock piece "Long Way" to be performed by the CVC Commercial Music Faculty Ensemble - Cedar Valley College Performance Hall - E Bldg. 3030 North Dallas Avenue Lancaster, TX 75134 – 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Free & Open to the Public - Campus Map: CLICK HERE


Wednesday, Feb.21 – Melani Skybell – solo piano/vocals, Table 13, Addison, 6:30 – 10:00, no cover


Wednesday, Feb. 21 – Live Jazz- at Z Grill and Tap, 2321 Cross Timbers Rd, Flower Mound, Texas 75028 (972-691-2300) - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm - no cover


Wednesday, Feb. 21 - La Pompe – Kathryn Hackett - vocals, Mark Deffebach - guitar, Max Roberston - mandolin, and Phil Minshew – bass - The Free Man – 7:00-10:00 – no cover


Wednesday, Feb. 21 – “Lineage”, featuring Jeffry Eckels – bass, Brad Leali - alto saxophone, Sergio Pamies - piano, and Quincy Davis – drums - Steve’s Wine Bar (219 E. Hickory St. in Denton) – 8:00 to 10:00 www.steveswinebar.com


Wed. Feb. 21 - Elite Jazz Jam - John Adams, William Foley & Paul Piper hosting - at The Balcony Club - John Adams - bass, William Foley - keys, & Paul Piper – drums, and some of DFW’s finest jazz artists sitting in; The Balcony Club, 1825 West Abrams Street, Dallas, TX (214-826-8104) – 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm - no cover


Wednesday, Feb. 21 – UNT “Jazz at the Syndicate” – 9:00 to midnight


Wednesday, Feb. 21,10pm. The Free Man Cajun Cafe - HausBone - Dennis Klophaus - Trombone and Vocals, George Bond - Guitar, Sawyer Davis - Tuba, Derrick Clark - Drums - no cover


Thursday, Feb. 22 – UNT “Jazz at the Syndicate” – 1:00 p.m


Thursday, Feb. 22 – Melani Skybell Trio – Melani – piano/vocals, Sam Walker – guitar, Russ Allor – bass, Eddie V.’s, Dallas, 6:00 – 10:00, no cover


Thursday, Feb. 22 - Jeff Robbins Duo at Melrose Library bar 7-11, no cover


Thur. Feb. 22 - The John Adams Group - at Buttons – Fort Worth - John Adams - bass, D-MAC - perc/voc., Larry Davis – keys & Ryan Brown - drums; Buttons – Fort Worth, 4701 West Airport Freeway, Fort Worth, TX 76107 (817-735-4900) – 7:00 - 11:00 pm - no cover


Thursday, Feb. 22 - Joel Pipkin - Flamenco and Latin Jazz - Joel Pipkin - Guitar, Nick Jones - Guitar, Lee Schloss - Sax/Flute/Clarinet, and Jordan Pipkin - Percussion - Café Madrid - 7:00 to 9:30 - call (214) 414-3635 for a reservation - no cover - every Thursday


Thursday, Feb. 22 - Marcelo Berestovoy – Chocolate Secrets - - 3926 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219 (214-252-9801) 7:30 to 11:00 - no cover


Thursday, Feb. 22 – Tim Ishi Kitchen Sync Big Band -- The Kitchen Café - Dallas - 7:30-10:30 pm - $10 cover


Thursday, Feb. 22 - Neil Slater/Jim Riggs/Lynn Seaton Trio Music - at Steve’s Wine Bar - Jim Riggs - saxophone, Neil Slater - keyboard, Lynn Seaton - bass, Steve’s Wine Bar, Denton - 8:00 to 10:00 pm - no cover


Thursday, Feb. 22, 9:30pm. The Balcony Club - HausBone - Dennis Klophaus - Trombone and Vocals, George Bond - Guitar, Dave Barr - Tuba, Gerard Bendiks - Drums


Friday, Mar. 23 – UNT “Jazz at tthe Syndicate” – 1:00 p.m.


Friday, Feb. 23 - Steve Sonday, solo piano -- May Dragon 4848 Beltline Rd, Addison – 6:30 to 9:30


Friday, Feb. 23 – Peter Rioux Quartet w guests Austin Zang & Tony Hakim - The Kitchen Café - Dallas - 7:30-10:30 pm - $10 cover


Friday, Feb. 23 – Ron Jones & Clint Strong – Chocolate Secrets - - 3926 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219 (214-252-9801) 7:30 to 11:00 - no cover


Friday, Feb. 23 – Sarah and Robert Aberg – Abruzzo’s (838 W. Davis St. – at North Tyler) 7:30 to 9:30


Friday, Feb. 23 - Obscure Dignitaries - Rachel LaViola, Michael Nesuda, Kevin Butler, Derron Bell, Kevin Cho, Varsha Appaji – Stoney’s Wine Lounge - Skillman at Oram - 8:00 pm - 10:15pm - $7.00 cover & $5 minimum purchase


Friday, Feb. 23 – UNT Trombone Showcase, Tony Baker – coordinator. Voertman Hall – 8:00 p.m. – free


Friday, Feb 23 - The Balcony Club 9:30-1:30 am. - Bobby Falk group w/ Aaron Irwinsky, Chris Borin, Anne Falkenstein, TJ Kuenster, Bobby Falk, Cedric Israel- special guest Gary Falk on tenor sax!


Friday, Feb. 24 - Steve Sonday, solo piano -- May Dragon 4848 Beltline Rd, Addison – 6:30 to 9:30


Friday, Feb. 24 – Melani Skybell Duo – Melani – piano/vocals, Lou Harlas – bass, Perry’s, Uptown Dallas, 6:30 – 10:30, no cover


Friday, Feb. 24 - TheJazzMark Quartet – Mark Noethen - piano & vocals, Javier Gutierrez - reeds and vocals, Gustavo Finessi -bass, and Jay Gewertz – drums - Hook Line and Sinker, 17602 Preston Rd. – 6:30 to 9:30 – no cover


Friday, Feb. 24 - Jack Allday & Swing Shift - The Free Man - 7:00 to 10:00 - no cover


Friday, Feb. 24 – Tony Hakim’s Band - The Kitchen Café - Dallas - 7:30-10:30 pm - $10 cover


Friday, Feb. 24 – Jeff Plant & Joe Lee – Chocolate Secrets - - 3926 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219 (214-252-9801) 7:30 to 11:00 - no cover


Friday, Feb. 24 – Bobby Falk Quintet – “Birthday Bash” with Gary Falk, Sergio Pamies, Aaron Irwinsky, Cedric Israel, Anne Falkenstein, and Bobby Falk - Stoney’s Wine Lounge, 6038 Oram St., Dallas, TX (214-953-3067) -8:00 pm – 10:15 pm - $7 cover and $5 minimum purchase


Sunday, Feb. 25 – Kay Ellingson Group- The Free Man Cajun Cafe and Bar - 2:00 – 5:00 - no cover


Sunday, Feb. 25 – The Mike Drake Trio plus Jeff Robbins!!!!! Mike - drums, Stefan Karlsson - piano, John Adams – bass, Jeff Robbins – saxophone - Times Ten (Dallas) 4:00-7:00 PM - no cover


Sunday, Feb. 25 - Rebel Alliance Jazz Ensemble - Buzzbrews in Deep Ellum - 6:30-9:30. No cover.


Sunday, Feb. 25 - Bobby Falk Group with Chris Borin, Aaron Irwinsky, Bobby Falk, Mike Garvey, Willie Wrinkle- and special guest Gary Falk on tenor sax! – (6:30 to 7:45) opens for Galen Jeter and The Dallas Jazz Orchestra (8:00 to 10:00) - Duke’s Icehouse - no cover


Sunday, Feb. 25 - Jonathan Fisher Trio with Shelly Carrol - sax and flute, Roger Boykin - piano, and Andrew Griffith - drums - The Balcony Club - 8:30 to 12:30


Monday, Feb. 26 – the American Jazz Composers Orchestra – Grease Monkey, Arlington, 7:30 – 10pm, no cover


Tuesday, Feb 27 - Carolyn Lee Jones Jazz Duo with Carolyn Lee Jones - vocals, Todd Parsnow - guitar - Renaissance Richardson Hotel, 900 East Lookout Drive, Richardson, 6:00-8:00 p.m. - no cover


Tuesday, Feb. 27– Tuesday Night Jazz - Sandaga 813 - 813 Exposition Ave. - 8:00 to 12:00 – 21 + - no exceptions


Tuesday, Feb 27 - Chelsea Corner (Uptown), 7:30-10:30 pm - Bobby Falk quartet w/ Jeffry Eckels, Chris Borin, Daniel Porter, Bobby Falk


Tue. Feb. 27 – Chris Milyo/Pete Clagett Group - Blue Note Tribute - at Scat Jazz Lounge – Chris Milyo – sax, Pete Clagett – tpt., John Adams – bass, Stefan Karlsson – piano, & Terence Hobdy – drums; Scat Jazz Lounge, 111 W 4th St, Fort Worth, TX 76102 (817-870-9100) - 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm - no cover


Tuesday, Feb. 27 - The Bucklin Brothers (Scott Bucklin - piano, Jason Bucklin - guitar, Chris Holmes - drums, Walter Nelson - bass) - The Balcony Club - 8:30 to 12:30


Tuesday, Feb. 27 – UNT “Jazz at the Syndicate” – 9:00 to midnight


Wednesday, Feb. 28 – Melani Skybell – solo piano/vocals, Table 13, Addison, 6:30 – 10:00, no cover


Wednesday, Feb. 28 – Live Jazz- at Z Grill and Tap, 2321 Cross Timbers Rd, Flower Mound, Texas 75028 (972-691-2300) - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm - no cover


Wednesday, Feb. 28 - La Pompe – Kathryn Hackett - vocals, Mark Deffebach - guitar, Max Roberston - mandolin, and Phil Minshew – bass - The Free Man – 7:00-10:00 – no cover


Wednesday, Feb. 28 – “Lineage”, featuring Jeffry Eckels – bass, Brad Leali - alto saxophone, Sergio Pamies - piano, and Quincy Davis – drums - Steve’s Wine Bar (219 E. Hickory St. in Denton) – 8:00 to 10:00 www.steveswinebar.com


Wednesday, Feb. 28 – Tony Palos – Chocolate Secrets - - 3926 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219 (214-252-9801) 7:30 to 11:00 - no cover


Wed. Feb. 28 - Elite Jazz Jam - John Adams, William Foley & Paul Piper hosting - at The Balcony Club - John Adams - bass, William Foley - keys, & Paul Piper – drums, and some of DFW’s finest jazz artists sitting in; The Balcony Club, 1825 West Abrams Street, Dallas, TX (214-826-8104) –8:00 pm - 11:00 pm - no cover


Wednesday, Feb. 28 – UNT Guest Artist Recital – Carl Lenthe – trombone – Voertman Hall – 8:00 p.m. – free


Wednesday, Feb. 28 – UNT “Jazz at the Syndicate” – 9:00 to midnight


Wednesday, Feb. 28, 10pm. The Free Man Cajun Cafe - HausBone - Dennis Klophaus - Trombone and Vocals, George Bond - Guitar, Sawyer Davis - Tuba, Derrick Clark – Drums no cover