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January 2019

Hot Club of San Francisco

January 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Walton Arts Center, 495 W Dickson St
Fayetteville, AR 72701 United States
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Imagine yourself in the idyllic French countryside in the 1930’s. A gypsy caravan sets up a film projector in a field outside of town, luring the locals out for an evening’s fun. As the images flicker to life beneath the stars, gypsy musicians play their guitars and fiddles, matching every movement on the screen. Reviving this lost entertainment, The Hot Club of San Francisco presents Cinema Vivant, an evening of vintage silent films accompanied by live gypsy swing. Featuring two films…

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Hot Club Of San Francisco DANCE PARTY!

January 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Put on your dancing shoes and join us for an evening of live gypsy jazz and swing dancing on Walton Arts Center's Main Stage! Sign up for Swing Dance lessons - admission to the party is included in your registration!

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February 2019

Alfredo Rodriguez & Pedrito Martinez Duo

February 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Walton Arts Center – Starr Theater, 495 W Dickson St
Fayetteville, AR 72701 United States
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Over the past decade, pianist Alfredo Rodríguez went from a young local Cuban artist, to being discovered by Quincy Jones, to becoming a globally recognized Grammy®-nominee with three critically acclaimed albums to his name. Also helping to expose the rich musical history of Cuba to a wider audience, Pedrito Martinez has recorded or performed with Wynton Marsalis, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen and Sting, among others. As a founding member of the highly successful Afro-Cuban/Afro-Beat band, Yerba Buena, Pedrito was named…

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FORT SMITH JAZZ JAM

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Doubletree by Hilton-Ft Smith, 700 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72901 United States
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March 2019

US Pizza / NW Arkansas Jazz Society Jazz Jam

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
US Pizza, 202 W Dickson St.
Fayetteville, AR 72701 United States
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Jazz Jam at US Pizza - Fayetteville House band includes Claudia Burson-keys, Alisha Pattillo-sax, Ryan Ashworth-guitar, Erin Wright-bass, Darren Novotny-drums Regions finest musicians will be invited to sit in during the 2nd and 3rd hours. $2.50 beer specials / Full menu available  

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Peter Bernstein, Larry Goldings & Bill Stewart Trio

March 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Walton Arts Center – Starr Theater, 495 W Dickson St
Fayetteville, AR 72701 United States
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Walton Arts Center Starrlight Jazz Series continues with Guitarist Peter Bernstein, organist Larry Goldings and drummer Bill Stewart make up one of the best organ jazz trios of the past two decades. Jazz enthusiasts recognize the trio for charting new ground with hard-swinging, yet thoughtful music. Drawing mainly on jazz standards, and a few original pieces, they re-imagine the organ jazz trio in a quiet, sensual and grooving presentation. The respect these musicians have for one another comes through in…

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Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour

March 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Walton Arts Center, 495 W Dickson St
Fayetteville, AR 72701 United States
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The Monterey Jazz Festival 60th Anniversary Tour featuring Cécile McLorin Salvant, vocals, Bria Skonberg, trumpet, Melissa Aldana, tenor saxophone, Christian Sands, piano, music director, Yasushi Nakamura, bass, Jamison Ross, drums Monterey Jazz Festival is the longest continuously-running jazz festival in the world, renowned for its artistic excellence and longstanding mission to create and support year-round jazz education and performances. Now on its fifth national tour, the 2019 Monterey Jazz Festival features some of the greatest critically-acclaimed, Grammy-winning and Grammy-nominated jazz artists…

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May 2019

Kim Prevost and Bill Solley

Jazz in Bloom 2019

May 5 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Botanical Garden of the Ozark, 4703 N. Crossover Rd.
Springdale, 72764 United States
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Northwest Arkansas Jazz Society presents Jazz in Bloom 2019 with Kim & Bill Duo at Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, May 5, 2019.

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June 2019

Jonathan Kreisberg

Jonathan Kreisberg Guitar Workshop

June 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Sunrise Guitar, 2781 N College Ave.
Fayetteville, AR 72703
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In this workshop, Jonathan will talk about finding your unique voice as an improviser. He will discuss not only the use of traditional language and theory but also modern ideas to expand the possibilities. The explanations will be punctuated by abundant playing by Jonathan. He will cover practice concepts to perfect your technique and help facilitate your ability to play the sounds you hear in your “musical mind”. Further discussion will include performing in different settings including Solo, Trio, and…

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Jonathan Kreisberg Trio

Jonathan Kreisberg Trio

June 22 @ 7:30 pm
Sunrise Stage, 2781 N College Ave.
Fayetteville, AR 72703 United States
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Guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg has been steadily building his name as one of the most compelling composer/performers in Jazz. Combining timeless melodicism with forward-thinking lines and textures, his style and approach have created a strong following of fans around the world.

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