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.

May

Allen Public Library

May 20 | 7:30 p.m. | Brasuka

Live and Livestreamed


The Balcony Club

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

Every Wednesday | 6:30 p.m. | David Luckey | 8:00 p.m. | John Adams’ Elite Jazz Jam


Dallas Arboretum

May 21 | 12:00 p.m. | Rebecca Cordes


Dallas Jazz Piano Society

May 12 | 7:00 p.m. | Piano Madness; Kent Ellingson, Eric Willis, Daniel Porter  (w/Lynn Seaton and Steve Barnes)


Ellie’s – Hall Arts Hotel

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


Fort Brewery

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


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 | 7:00 p.m. | Jack Allday & Swing Shift | 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 | 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. | Jai’Sun Williams

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


GDYO Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Combo with Shelley Carrol and Jorge Ginorio

May 28 | 2:00 p.m. | Pleasant Grove Branch Library


George A. Purefoy Municipal Center in Frisco

May 14 | 11:00 a.m. | Helbing Jazz Initiative


Henry’s Majestic – Uptown Dallas

May 13 | 7:30 p.m. | Bobby Falk Quartet


J Macklin’s Grill – Coppell

May 14 | 7:00 p.m. | Bobby Falk Trio


The Kitchen Cafe Dallas

May 13 | 7:30 p.m. | New York Jazz Singer Roseanna Vitro with Pat Coil Trio

May 14 | 7:30 p.m. | Tony Hakim’s Band with Pat Coil


Memphis Night Club

May 16 | 7:00 p.m. | Memphis Brass


Nick & Sam’s

May 11, 13, 16, 18 | 7:00 p.m. | Leon Ziligson


Nosh and Bottle

May 13 | Fisher Jazz Group


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

May 6 | 4:00 p.m. | Will St. Peter Trio

May 8, 21 | 11:00 a.m. | Savoy Swing Jazz Band

May 8 | 8:00 p.m. | Kevin Arellano Quartet

May 11 | 7:00 p.m. | Andre Swartz Quartet

May 13 | 4:00 p.m. | Abram Olivas Trio

May 13 | 8:00 p.m. | The Grays

May 14 | 5:00 p.m. | Khai Nguyen 4tet

May 14 | 8:00 p.m. | Garfias Big Band Birthday Bash

May 15 | 8:00 p.m. | Dan Cavanaugh Quartet Ft Remy LeBoeuf

May 20 | 4:00 p.m. | Milyo & Sanders

May 22 | 5:00 p.m. | Jason Bucklin Trio

May 22 | 8:00 p.m. | Tim Ishii Quartet

May 27 | 8:00 p.m. | Baby & Friends

May 28 | 8:00 p.m. | Black Powder Vipers

May 29 | 5:00 p.m. | Suitcase Trio

May 29 | 8:00 p.m. | Trusko 4tet


Sammons Center for the Arts

May 4 | 7:30 p.m. | Artistic Director’s Concert

May 19 | 8:00 p.m. | Audra Scott and Keron Jackson


Scat Jazz Lounge

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

May 5 | John Adams “Electric Trio”

*May 6 | Red Young

*May 7 | Mahogany the Artist

May 8 | Mother Day Black Dog Jam

May 12 | Roseanna Vitro

*May  13 | Eugenie Jones

*May 14 | Sheran Goodspeed Keyton

May 15 | Black Dog Jam

*May 20 | Ricki Derek & the Vegas Six

*May 21 | Quamon Fowler

May 22 | Black Dog Jam

May 26 | Paul Metzger and Friends

*May 27 | Chris Milyo Quintey

*May 28 | Tatiana “LadyMay” Mayfield

May 29 | Black Dog Jam


Steve’s Wine Bar

May 18 | 7:30 p.m. | Kim Platko – guitar, Wana Hong – violin, Jason Jones – guitar, Drew Phelps – bass


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


Texins Jazz Band – Lovejoy High School

May 2 | 7:00 p.m. | Texins Jazz Band and Lovejoy High School Jazz Band with Special Guests Bruce Bohnstengel and Chris McGuire.


Z-Grill & Tap – Flower Mound

May 11 | 7:00 p.m. | Pecos River Brass Band


Steve’s Wine Bar Jazz Gigs Collection


Interview with Curly Broyles on Fort Worth Community Television by Curt Wilson


Dale McFarland’s “Jazz Street Revisited”


Photo Credit: Bart Marantz