- Tickets at 479-443-5600 or www.waltonartscenter.org
WALTON ART CENTER. STARRLIGHT JAZZ SERIES LINEUP:
AARON DIEHL QUARTET; jazz pianist
Two Shows: 7 & 9 PM
Aaron Diehl is the 2011 Cole Porter Fellow in Jazz of the American Pianists Association. Hailed by the New York Times as a “Revelation,” and the Chicago Tribune as “The most promising discovery that [Wynton] Marsalis has made since Eric Reed,” Aaron Diehl’s distinctive interpretations of the music of Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, Art Tatum, Duke Ellington, and other masters pays homage to the tradition while establishing his own original voice. Mr. Diehl has performed with the Wynton Marsalis Septet, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Benny Golson, Hank Jones, Wycliffe Gordon, Victor Goines, Wessell Anderson, Loren Schoenberg, and has been featured on Marian McPartland’s NPR radio show Piano Jazz.
Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio; jazz organist
Dr. Lonnie Smith is an unparalleled musician, composer, performer and recording artist. An authentic master and guru of the Hammond B-3 organ for over five decades, he has been featured on over seventy albums, and has recorded and performed with a virtual “Who’s Who” of the greatest jazz, blues and R&B giants in the industry. Consequently, he has often been hailed as a “Legend,” a “Living Musical Icon,” and as the most creative jazz organist by a slew of music publications. Jazz Times magazine describes him as “a riddle wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a turban!” Always ahead of the curve, it is no surprise Dr. Smith’s fan-base is truly worldwide. Since 1969, when Downbeat magazine named him “Top Organist” of that year, Dr. Lonnie Smith has won a plethora of critics’ polls as the world’s premier organist/keyboardist.
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.
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 evenings from 10 PM to Midnight followed by Goodnight Jazz with Daniel Estes until 1:00 AM, and now an all new Saturday edition of Shades of Jazz can be heard Saturday nights from 10 PM to 1 AM.
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
Markham & Louisiana, Little Rock 877-637-0037
Guitarist Ted Ludwig
Mon through Thurs. -5:00-9:00PM (No Cover)Fri. & Sat. – 8:00 to 12 AM
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!
The We Always Swing Jazz Series
Buy Tickets: Jazz Series Box Office – 21 N. 10thStreet, Columbia, MO 65201
Questions/Additional Info: Visit: www.wealwaysswing.org
Buy Tickets: Jazz Series Box Office – 21 N. 10th Street, Columbia, MO 65201
Or call: 573-449-3001