Jazz Events in North Texas

This list is compiled by Chuck Mandernach. To add an event or receive his list directly, contact cmandernach@sbcglobal.net.

December

The Balcony Club

First Sunday of every month | 5:00 p.m. | K. Ellingson Group

Every Sunday | 8:00 p.m. | Jonathan Fisher Presents: Sunday Night Jazz

Every Monday | 8:00 p.m. | Linny Nance’s Hour of Power | 9:30 p.m. | Liz Mikel’s Entertainers Showcase

Every Wednesday | 8:15 p.m. | John Adams’ Elite Jazz Jam


Cafe Madrid

Last Friday of every month | Joel Pipkin’s Flamenco and World Jazz Project


Chocolate Secrets

Dec 1, 8, 15, 29 | 7:30 p.m. | K. Cooks & Friends

Dec 2, 9, 23, 30 | 7:30 p.m. | Parsa P

Dec 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 | 7:30 p.m. | Pat Peterson

Dec 7, 14, 21, 28 | 7:30 p.m. | Dana Harper

Dec 16, 22 | 7:30 p.m. | The Brehms


Ellie’s – Hall Arts Hotel

Every Friday | 6:00 p.m. | Melani Skybell

Dec 3 | 6:30 p.m. | Kent & Kay Ellingson

Dec 10 | 6:30 p.m. | Art of the Duo

Dec 31 | 8:00 p.m. | Melani Skybell


The Free Man Cajun Cafe

Every Sunday | Traditional New Orleans Jazz Brunch (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) | Jazz Jam hosted by Matthew Banks (10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.)

Every Monday | 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | The GJQ

Every Tuesday | 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | The Freeloaders | 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. | Randy McGill & Eclectic

Every Wednesday | 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Peter Rioux Trio

Every Thursday | 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Linny Nance & Network (Bourbon stage); Kazunori Tanaka Quartet (Frenchmen stage)


Fort Brewery and Pizza

Every Sunday | 11:00 a.m. | Andrew Skates Trio


Grace Bible Church

Dec 18 | 6:00 p.m. | Rosana Eckert Quartet


Jazz Becuzz Arts Center

7:00 p.m. | Tuesday Night Jam


The Kitchen Cafe

Dec 16 | 7:30 p.m. | Rosana Eckert Quartet


The Library – The Melrose Hotel

Every Thursday | 6:30 p.m. | Erik Barnes/Jeff Robbins Duo


Memphis Night Club

Every First & third Monday | 7:00 p.m. | Memphis Brass


Nick & Sam’s Steakhouse

Dec 2, 7 | 7:00 p.m. | Leon Ziligson


Revelers Hall

Every Saturday/Sunday | 2:00 p.m. | Revelers Hall Band

Every Tuesday | 7:00 p.m. | Terraplane Rounders

Every Wednesday | 8:30 p.m. | Shelley Carrol

Every Thursday | 7:30 p.m. | Bishop Avenue Hot 6

Dec 19, 20 | 7:00 p.m. | New Orleans Grammy-winning trumpeter, Ashlin Parker


Rick’s Chophouse

Dec 3 | 7:00 p.m. | Satin Dolls Duo


Sammons Center for the Arts

Dec 7 | 7:00 p.m. | 88 Keys: Artistic Director’s Concert – Sammons Jazz Artistic Director & Steinway Artist Arlington Jones

Dec 15 | 7:30 p.m. | Sammons Cabaret – Making Spirits Bright


Scat Jazz Lounge

Nightly at 8:00 p.m. | *Second show at 10:00 p.m.

Dec 1 | John Adams Electric Trio

*Dec 2 | Sheran Goodspeed Keyton

*Dec 3 | Shelley Carrol

Dec 4 | Black Dog Jam

*Dec 8, 9, 10 | A Merry Little Christmas Show with Ricki Derek

*Dec 16 | Matthew Banks Quintet

*Dec 17 | Johnny Reno

Dec 18 | Black Dog Jam

*Dec 22 | Chris Milyo Big Band featuring a performance of the Duke Ellington Nutcracker Suite

*Dec 23 | Ashlin Parker & Friends

Dec 29 | Pete Clagett

*Dec 30 | Tim Ishii Quintet

Dec 31 | NYE Party with Red Young & his Hot Horns


Sloan & Williams Winery – Grapevine

Dec 16 | 7:30 p.m. | Deanna Self, Kent Ellingson, and Even Tom


Steve’s Wine Bar

Dec 1 | 7:30 p.m. | Scott Tixier

Dec 3 | 3:00 p.m. | UNT Small Group

Dec 3 | 7:30 p.m. | Joe McBride Trio

Dec 7 | 7:30 p.m. | Ed Soph Trio

Dec 8 | 7:30 p.m. | Merry and Bright – Gwynne Johnson

Dec 10 | 7:30 p.m. | A Soulful Holiday Celebration – Quincy Davis

Dec 12 | 7:30 p.m. | Bound for Broadway

Dec 14 | 7:30 p.m. | Marc Toussaint

Dec 15 | 7:30 p.m. | Abby Litjens

Dec 17 | 7:30 p.m. | The Cats arte Back with a Holiday Special

Dec 21 | 7:30 p.m. | Ginny Mac

Dec 28 | 7:30 p.m. | Bruce Bond


Table 13

Every Wednesday | 6:00 p.m. | Melani Skybell


Texas Ale Project

Every Sunday | 11:00 a.m. | Andrew Skates Trio

Every Sunday | 3:00 p.m. | Nick Jones Band


Times Ten Cellars

Dec 20 | 7:00 p.m. | Mike Drake Quartet


Tulips

De 14 | 7:30 p.m. | Jim Milan’s Bucket List Jazz Band


The Wine Therapist

First Thursday of every month | 8:00 p.m. | Jason Bucklin Trio

Dec 9 | 8:00 p.m. | Mark McKenzie Trio


Z-Grill & Tap

Dec 7 | 8:00 p.m. | Vision Jazz

Photo Credit: Bart Marantz