Northwest Arkansas Jazz Society


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Crisp Recording Studios
Composer’s Showcase: A Tribute to Claudia Burson - 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
2737 N Drake St
Fayetteville, AR 72703
479-225-2306 [map]
Price: $20 NAJS Members. $25 Non-members.
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Composer's Showcase: A Tribute to Claudia Burson

Claudia Burson has established herself as the “matriarch of Jazz” in N.W. Arkansas. Musicians and fans revere her talent, experience and soulful swinging artistry.Come join us as we honor the woman and musician in a unique concert/recording experience where the audience becomes a part of the performance. The concerts will take place and will be professionally recorded in the studio with 60 ticketed audience members. The recording will be produced as a CD and digital download which can be purchased at a later date.Claudia will perform solos, duos, trios and quartet arrangements of original and favorite compositions with her long-time trio mates plus some of her favorite musicians from the region.

Claudia Burson, Drew Packard, Steve Wilkes


Ben Harris


 Matt Beach


Rick Salonen


Austin Farnam

For more information call: 479-225-2306

Crystal Bridges ArtInfusion Series - 7 p.m.
600 Museum Way
Bentonville, Arkansas 72712
479-225-2306 [map]
Price: Free

Fayetteville Jazz Collective

The Nine-Piece “Little Big Band”

The Great Hall at Crystal Bridges hosts this evening of classic standard and original arrangements from N.W. Arkansas’s premiere ensemble. Program will include introductory remarks from NAJS Executive Director regarding the state of jazz in the region and the world.

This event is being jointly presented as part of the Crystal Bridges ArtInfusion Series. 


NAJS Summer Jazz Series: Aaron Goldberg/Ali Amr Duo - 3 p.m.
922 E Emma Ave
Springdale, Arkansas 72764
479-225-2306 [map]



Aaron Goldberg/Ali Amr Duo

Aaron Goldberg is hailed as one of top jazz pianists in the world. Several years ago Aaron met Ali Amr, a 25 year old qanun player and vocalist from the Palestinian city of Ramallah. Amr combines an eminent background in traditional Arabic music with the jazz education that he received at Berklee College of Music. Aaron and Ali have performed together in recent years constructing musical and cultural bridges, as well as considering the politics of the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Both performers are as articulate on their instruments as they are at explaining the power and communicative nature of music. Their unique duet entwines the sound-worlds of their respective instruments and improvisational traditions along with informative and eloquent dialogue.