- Tickets at 479-443-5600 or www.waltonartscenter.org
WALTON ART CENTER. STARRLIGHT JAZZ SERIES LINEUP:
Catherine Russell Group; jazz vocalist
Jazz and blues vocalist Catherine Russell, a native of New York City, was born with distinctive bloodlines. Her father was Luis Russell, a pianist, composer/arranger, and most prominently, the music director for Louis Armstrong in the mid-’40s. Her mother is Carline Ray, a veteran jazz bassist, vocalist, graduate of the Julliard and Manhattan Schools of Music, and famous for performing with the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Mary Lou Williams, and Wynton Marsalis, among many others. Catherine Russell is influenced by jazz singers like Bessie Smith, Ruth Brown, and Etta James, as well as Nancy Wilson, Abbey Lincoln, gospel and opera music. As a backup singer, she has worked with Paul Simon, David Bowie, Steely Dan, Cyndi Lauper, Jackson Browne, Rosanne Cash, Joan Osborne, and Madonna.
RAMSEY LEWIS and JOHN PIZZARELLI: Tribute to Nat King
FRIDAY, APRIL 25 – (in Baum Walker Hall) 8:00 pm
Nat King Cole broke the pop barrier with his smoky, smooth vocals, stringing along a huge number of solid hits right after his first “Straighten Up And Fly Right” soared up the charts in 1943. As a singer, he was called “the best friend a song ever had,” but he was essentially a jazz performer at heart. Even those later tracks crafted for the pop charts belie a piano technique, vocal phrasings, and on-the-mark orchestration that are indebted to his early roots in jazz.
RAMSEY LEWIS and JOHN PIZZARELLI have crafted a tribute to the titan of fifties vocal pop, from his hits along with those singular tracks of sophisticated cool jazz that have influenced their own careers.
Tickets at 479-443-5600 or www.waltonartscenter.org
JAZZ on the RADIO – KUAF 91.3 National Public Radio from the
University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.
For over 30 years, SHADES OF JAZZ has been a part of KUAF’s locally produced music programming. Host Robert Ginsburg presents the best in classic and contemporary main-stream jazz from Armstrong to Zawinul. Shades of Jazz airs Friday and Saturday evenings from 10 PM to Midnight followed by Goodnight Jazz with Daniel Estes until 1:00 AM (Saturday mornings) and Fred Hall’s SWING THING Sunday mornings from midnight until 1:00 AM.
Fridays 6-9 pm Saturdays 7-9 pm
Friday March 28 Ben Harris Jazz Trio
Saturday March 29 Roby Pantall Jazz Trio
Friday April 4 Anthony Ball Jazz Group
Saturday April 5 Brick Fields Duo
Friday April 11 Jomo Jazz
Saturday April 12 Block St. Hot Club
Friday April 18 Adam Collins Jazz Trio
Saturday April 19 Anthony Ball Jazz Group
Friday April 25 Handmade Moments
Saturday April 26 Matt Smith Trio
112 W. Center Street, Fayetteville AR 72703 479-455-5555
Greenhouse Grille – 481 S School Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701 (479) 444-8909
Matt Smith Jazz
Every 2nd Friday 6:30 to 9:30 PM
Alex Lewis Trio
Every 3rd Friday 6:30 to 9:30 PM
Faby’s Restaurant – Every Thursday from 7 to 9 PM
The Jazz Cats, Ron Wise -sax and clarinet, Wendy Parham -piano and David Yarbrough – tuba….Playing Swing and Dixieland – Admission is free.
1023 Front St, Conway AR (a block from Toad Suck Square). (501) 329-5151)
Capital Hotel Bar and Grill in downtown Little Rock
Mon through Thurs. -5:00-9:00PM (No Cover) Fri. & Sat. – 8:00 to 12 AM
Guitarist Ted Ludwig
Markham & Louisiana, Little Rock 877-637-0037
Tulsa Jazz Scene & Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame
111 East First Street – upper levelDowntown Tulsa at the corner of 1st and Boston
Every Tuesday night from 5:30 to 8:00, the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame presents soulful jazz by our talented local musicians. Free!