DFW Jazz Venues
Check out all these great jazz venues that offer live jazz. Check out their calendar to see who is playing. No more excuses not to go see live jazz tonight :)
- 18th & Vine
- African American Museum of Dallas
- Arts Fifth Avenue
- Balcony Club
- Bishop Arts Theatre Center
- Chocolate Secrets
- Dallas Jazz Piano Society
- Denton Arts and Jazz Fest
- JazzStand at Abrams
- Table 13
- The Free Man Cajun Cafe
- The Kitchen Cafe
- Scat Jazz Lounge
- Sammons Jazz
- Sandaga 813
- Steve's Wine Bar
- Stoney's Wine Lounge
- UNT Jazz - Syndicate
18th & Vine
Address: 4100 Maple Avenue Dallas, TX 75219Venue's Calendar
18th & Vine BBQ – an upscale Kansas City barbeque, full-service restaurant and bar. A portion of the menu offers traditional Kansas City barbeque plates while the other is a selection of seasonal, composed chef-created dishes. Pit master Matt Dallman with award-winning chef Scott Gottlich have developed a unique menu in a comfortable yet casually chic environment. Traditional Kansas City BBQ is available for those interested in a pure barbeque experience. However, the collaboration between Dallman and Gottlich combines talents and knowledge of a classically trained chef with a self-taught pit master to push the boundaries of what can be accomplished with smoke and other barbeque techniques.
18th & Vine BBQ is open daily for lunch and dinner. A quaint upstairs bar/live music venue (The Roost) offers a separate bar experience/menu and open every night. The entire space is 3400 square feet with 100 seats downstairs in the main dining area and 30 seats upstairs at The Roost.
African American Museum of Dallas
Address: 3536 Grand Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75210Venue's Calendar
The African American Museum was founded in 1974 as a part of the Special Collections at Bishop College, a Historically Black College that closed in 1988. The Museum has operated independently since 1979. The $7 million edifice was funded through private donations and a 1985 Dallas City bond election that provided $1.2 million for the construction of the new facility. The African American Museum is the only one of its kind in the Southwestern Region devoted to the preservation and display of African American artistic, cultural and historical materials. It has one of the largest African American Folk Art collections in the United States.
The main objective of the Museum is the presentation of meaningful experiences for children and adults who would not ordinarily visit a museum. The rich heritage of black art and history is housed in four vaulted galleries, augmented by a research library. Living African American culture is experienced through entertaining and educational programs presented in the theater, studio arts area and classrooms. The Museum's permanent collections include African art; African American fine art; magazine, historical, political and community archives.
Arts Fifth Avenue
Address: 1628 5th Avenue Fort Worth, TX 76104Venue's Calendar
Located at the corner of 5th Avenue and West Allen Avenue in the Fairmount Southside Historic District of Fort Worth, we invite you to enjoy a variety of classes in the performing and visual arts for ages 4 years to adult. Also enjoy our productions of theatre, music, art exhibitions, dance concerts and much more.
A5A was incorporated and received its 501c3 designation in 1992. Our Mission is to provide a forum of expression for visual and performing artists; and to stimulate, develop and preserve interest in Tap Dance and Jazz Music and to educate the public, particularly youth, about these uniquely American art forms.
We are the home of LAFEET TAP ENSEMBLE, our adult & youth tap company who share their love & performance of Tap, a uniquely American dance form, with the community; and the 5TH AVENUE HI-NOTES, a vocal chorus who sing just for the sheer joy of it and will sing for any occasion.
Address: 1825 Abrams Road, Dallas, TX 75214, USAVenue's Calendar
One step into The Balcony Club, and you know you’ve arrived somewhere special. While you’re sipping a Manhattan or a Martini, you can’t help but notice the art deco accents from days past adorning the walls. Live music fills the cozy lounge and makes the perfect setting to begin (or end) a perfect evening; or, you can join our regular patrons and stay all night long. Behind the bar, a fine collection of spirits and wines await your arrival. Let us pour you a cocktail as you take in the next live performance at the one and only Balcony Club.
Bishop Arts Theatre Center
Address: 215 South Tyler Street Dallas, Texas 75208Venue's Calendar
The Bishop Arts Theatre Center is home to TeCo Theatrical Productions, Inc., an award-winning, multicultural, multidisciplinary arts institution with IRC 501 (c)(3) tax exempt status. Founded in September of 1993, our mission is to cultivate a diverse and vibrant arts community while creating sustainable opportunities for local and emerging artists through performances and education. TeCo offers a full season of theater performances, jazz concerts, a speaker series, and year round arts education programs at the BATC. The theatre is a cultural oasis for the next generation of acclaimed writers, directors, performers, and arts administrators. Governed by ten board members, TeCo impacts nearly 15,000 artists and children each year via our seasonal performances and student outreach programs.
Address: 3926 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas, TX 75219Venue's Calendar
Chocolate Secrets offers some of the finest chocolates in the world, delivered in an elegant setting and served by a truly remarkable staff. Each piece is handmade in small quantities with organic, natural, and premium ingredients.
Dallas Jazz Piano Society
Address: 3630 HARRY HINES BOULEVARD DALLAS, TX 75219Venue's Calendar
We are dedicated to promoting, preserving and About Dallas Jazz Piano Societyperpetuating piano jazz music through performances and education opportunities for the community at large.
We have regular performances in which we bring in nationally recognized performers, who not only perform but also discuss their approach to music and composition .
Denton Arts and Jazz Fest
Address: P.O. Box 2104 Denton, TX 76202Venue's Calendar
The Denton Arts and Jazz Festival is a celebration of the arts in a community known for embracing and nurturing music, dance, choral, drama and the visual arts. The free event is produced by the Denton Festival Foundation, Inc. with the generous support of sponsors such as the Dallas/Fort Worth American Federation of Musicians Local 72-147 and the city of Denton. Held the last full weekend in April at Denton’s Quakertown Park, the event features seven stages of continuous music, fine art, crafts, and food, games and information booths in a beautiful, outdoor setting.
The Festival Foundation uses proceeds from booth rentals and concession sales to support the arts throughout the city of Denton. Arts facilities, service organizations, and preservation projects have all been the recipients of the proceeds from past events, in addition to public art for the enjoyment of all.
JazzStand at Abrams
Address: 4316 Abrams Rd, Dallas, TX 75214 (Wilshire Baptist Church)Venue's Calendar
Every second Tuesday of the month, September through May, JazzStand at Abrams presents the best in live jazz in the historic sanctuary of Wilshire Baptist Church, the Soul of the Dallas Arts District. Concerts are free and open to all ages.
Address: 4812 Belt Line Rd, Dallas, TX 75254Venue's Calendar
A new era in fine dining, music and cocktails has emerged on the Addison restaurant scene.
Located at Belt Line and Inwood Road, Table 13 offers vintage-inspired food, beverage in service in a distinctive, upscale atmosphere reminiscent of early 1960’s.
The unique concept is the vision of restaurateur Mike McRae and business partner Gabe Nicolella. Together they have more than 70 years experience in the restaurant and nightclub industry, operating upscale establishments like Daddy’s Money, e’lan, Nostomo, Rio Room and Studebakers.
Table 13 promises impeccable service served up alongside chef-prepared steaks, seafood and specialty dishes for lunchtime, dinner and late night crowds. Vintage drink offerings like the Zombie, Scorpion, Manhattan and French 75 add to the ambiance – as do the Velvet Hammer and Brandy Alexander liqueur parfaits. $3 Martinis in the afternoon satisfy patrons with a thirst for a classic, liquid lunch.
Table 13 offers live music seven nights a week. A Baby Grand piano sets the stage for an elegant yet casually comfortable dining experience – perfect for corporate meetings, group gatherings or intimate conversations. A private dining/meeting room is available.
Keep up with Table 13’s entertainment schedule and latest announcements on our website, Facebook and Twitter. Also, subscribe to our email newsletter (below) for special offers and updates.
The Kitchen Cafe
Address: 17370 Preston Rd., #415 Dallas, TX 75252Venue's Calendar
The Kitchen Café is a welcoming place where we combine great music with great food, wine and spirits.
Come enjoy the atmosphere of togetherness and good company. It’s a place where friends and families can relax and escape from their hectic workdays and busy schedules.
Try our signature Chicken Tortilla Soup. Savor our fresh entrées and award-winning desserts. Here at The Kitchen everything is prepared fresh – just the way you like it.
And, to make your dining experience even better, we feature Dallas’ first-call professional musicians in a unique “showcase” setting for your listening enjoyment. Join us Wednesday through Saturday for the best live jazz in Dallas.
We look forward to seeing you here at The Kitchen Café.
Scat Jazz Lounge
Address: 111 W 4th St #11, Fort Worth, TX 76102Venue's Calendar
Like the great old clubs, both real and fictional, Scat Jazz Lounge has the vibe that only exists in our dreams or maybe the movies. Set in the basement of the historic Woolworth building, Scat carries on the New York tradition of the coolest clubs being underground and off the beaten. The idea was to create a club for adults. A place where you can enjoy a great cocktail while listening to some of the best music ever written. Proving that dark and swanky can also be comfortable, we’ve combined rich wood accents with deco curves and rich red curtain to make it easy on the eyes. There are no tv’s and no beer signs, just a great hideaway from every other place.
Scat is a live music venue showcasing some of the best local, regional, and national talent with a primary focus on straight ahead jazz.
Located in the heart of downtown Ft Worth’s Sundance Square, Scat is walking distance from many great hotels and restaurants. The great thing about the area we are in is you can make a whole night of it without ever moving your car or worrying about your safety when you leave.
We also have a one of a kind happy hour in a laid back, relaxing environment to help you unwind.
Tuesday - Thursday: 7pm-2am
Friday: 5pm-2am (Happy Hour: Friday 5-8pm)
Headlining acts start at 8:30 on Tuesdays and Sundays & 9pm on Wed-Sat. With the exception of special or ticketed events, we accept reservations until 9pm by calling the club at (817) 870-9100. There is a limited 15 minute holding time for reservations.
There is no cover charge on Sundays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays. (special events excluded) 21 and older. Our dress code is fairly simple; no ball caps, no torn jeans, no tank tops, and you must wear shoes.
We do allow cigarette smoking in the entire room. No pipes and no cigars.
Sambuca - Uptown
Address: 2120 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75201Venue's Calendar
Dine, drink and dance at Uptown Dallas' only rockin' supper club. Sambuca's new American menu will not only tempt you with an array of savory food, we also feature a variety of live music every night. Any evening is great for dining, drinking, and enjoying the show, but on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, high-energy bands and dynamic light shows create incredible dance parties. Sambuca is the ultimate night with live music, dinner and dancing in Dallas.
We've got a lot more to offer than just night moves, too. Enjoy a weekday lunch with friends and co-workers or wind down after work with cool cocktails and delicious small plates on the best patio in Uptown.
Entertaining groups of any size is one of our specialties. Let our staff plan your next corporate lunch, business networking happy hour, rehearsal dinner or social event; whether it's cocktails and hors d'oeuvres for 10 or a seated dinner for 200. Each of your guests will feel like a VIP! Sambuca is where Dallas comes for their parties and events.
Address: 3630 Harry Hines Boulevard Dallas, TX 75219Venue's Calendar
Widely recognized as the premier jazz performance series in North Texas, Sammons Jazz has presented a who’s who of local jazz legends and rising stars since 1989, more than 1,000 artists and counting. Showcasing the many forms of jazz, from big band and be-bop to swing and Latin, the concerts are held on the first Wednesday of each month, February through May and September through December. Each concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and generally features two groups with a brief intermission between sets. Doors to Meadows Hall, located on the first floor of the historic Sammons Center for the Arts, open at 7:00 p.m.
If you cherish this powerful and varied American art form, join the more than 10,000 jazz fans who have enjoyed this highly acclaimed series over the past 25+ years.
Address: 813 Exposition Ave, Dallas, TX 75226Venue's Calendar
One of Dallas’s Best-Known and Most-Respected live music venues.
Local performers cover a range of styles from Jazz, Neo-Soul, House, Acid Jazz, RnB, Hip Hop and more. Our “Love Soul” events showcase some of today’s most “in demand” world touring artists in an intimate setting.
Just a sample of the music played live over the last couple of years:
Algebra Blesset, RC & the Gritz, Glenn Lewis, Anthony David, Geno Young, Zo!, Jaguar Wright,Eric Roberson, .Grammy Winners Present, Past and Future!!!!
So those who wish to enjoy some good live music in a great intimate space should definitely visit Sandaga 813 for an unforgettable experience.
Sandaga 813 is the venue where music is love…
Steve's Wine Bar
Address: 219 E Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201Venue's Calendar
Steve and Karen Severance have been wine lovers, consumers, and promoters of wine for many years. They have traveled together all over the United States and several countries in Europe and have always made it a point to visit the local shops, restaurants, and of course wineries and breweries. Over the years they have enjoyed wines and beers up and down the west coast, around the Finger Lakes in NY, a wide variety of wineries and breweries in Texas, as well as several in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri, Virginia, and even Hawaii, to name a few. With each stop they engage both those involved in making the product as well as the locals who frequent the winery. There is always a great story that goes with each location that tells about why and how they got started. And even more fun stories from those who work there and frequent the establishments as regular guests and patrons.
Along the way, in addition to great wine, they have also become lovers of great craft beers. We are generalizing here, but like most people here in the United States, they started out drinking the main-stream wine and beer found in your local grocery and convenience stores. The basic off the shelf White Zins, wine coolers, and the occasional red wine that was more on the fruity side. And of course for the beers, you see the commercials on TV, and in respect to their home state of Wisconsin, they enjoyed the standard off the shelf beers from their home state available across the country.
But like many people, someone in their lives opened the door and turned the lights on to the rich full flavors, complex tastes, and heady enjoyment of the big bold red wines, uniquely flavored craft beers, and the parallel drinks like meads and ciders. They enjoyed sharing these experiences with their friends at home by hosting dinners focused on wine and/or craft beers. Their joy of sharing their experiences with their friends and family has now taken them to this point...Steve’s Wine Bar.
When you walk into Steve’s Wine Bar you will be welcomed into a casual and relaxed place where you can enjoy a great glass (or bottle) of wine, a few local craft beers, and good conversation. The location in Denton provides a unique opportunity for our guests to enjoy several options when it comes to food. Several of the restaurants will deliver directly into our wine bar which allows for you to choose what you would like to enjoy along with your wine and beer. There have been evenings where one table is enjoying Cajun style food, the next is enjoying pizza, the next is consuming Thai food, and another has a spread of Mexican style food. Of course, we encourage you to bring your own food such as cheese and crackers, fruit and nuts, or whatever you enjoy when sipping on a tasty beverage.
If you frequent downtown Denton, at least once a month or more, we invite you join our Monthly Wine Club. Please visit the wine club page to learn more. We feel this will add another layer of enjoyment (and value) to our guests at Steve’s Wine Bar that visit regularly.
We look forward to seeing you soon and have the opportunity to share our wines and beers with you and your friends. Come join us!
Stoney's Wine Lounge
Address: 6038 Oram Street Dallas, TX 75206Venue's Calendar
Stoney's is the longest running, independently owned wine venue in Dallas. Beginning in 1998 in a circa 1936 Humble oil station with less than 300 sq. ft., Stoney's soon became the destination for hard-to-find, unusual wines at reasonable prices. Since that time, Stone Savage has become known as an expert in finding the best wines for the best price. From wine connoiseurs to novices, people seek him out for his thorough research and expert palate.
Through the years, Diana Savage has designed and decorated Stoney's interiors. Invester, Sheila Garrison collaborated with Diana to create the contemporary, yet cozy, warm and inviting space of the wine lounge.
The Savages are both professional jazz musicians and have a long association with the great jazz musicians of Texas and beyond. They are thrilled to be able to provide live jazz every weekend, making Stoney's Wine Lounge the place for great wine and great music!
UNT - Jazz
Syndicate Address: 1155 Union Cir, Denton, TX 76203 (University Union Bldg.)Venue's Calendar - Syndicate
Music Building (Kenton Hall, Voertman Hall): 415 Avenue C, Denton, TX 76201Venue's Calendar - Music Building
Large ensembles and small groups from the Division of Jazz Studies in the UNT College of Music will play in the Syndicate in the University Union on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 9 p.m. to midnight and during the noon hour on Thursdays and Fridays.
Admission is free and open to the public. Parking is available to the public at the Highland Street Garage and the Union Circle Garage.Campus parking map