We’re celebrating the 10th Anniversary of 3rd Thursday Jazz with dozens of programs and performances throughout the city. Here’s what’s coming up:

Schedule

May 25: Jazzy Giants

Bring the family and explore the world of Jazz through this rhythmic and entertaining story time and craft at the BOLD Library at 2 p.m. Learn about jazz and some of its greatest musicians. Registration not required.

June 1: Jazzy Painting

Find your inner Bob Ross as you grab a brush and add some pizazz and color onto the canvas, creating a jazz-influenced painting to take home at Diamond Hill/Jarvis at 2 p.m. This event is open to anyone 18 years or older. Registration is required at the program location.

June 3: Coloring with a Twist

Let your child’s creativity and emotions flow as they explore the sounds of jazz while coloring what they feel each note represents at the eSkills Library at 6 p.m. Registration is not required. Families are welcome to participate.

June 4: Smooth Jazz Coffee Hour

Perk up your spirits with coffee and jazz at the eSkills Library at 6 p.m.! Our Jazz Coffee Hour includes swinging tunes, coffee and a snack. Sponsored in part by the Fort Worth Business Press, this is a free event and all are welcome to sway in the festivities. Registration is not required.

June 12: Science of Sound

Discover the science of sound when your little ones discover their musical talents using tambourines, drums and other instruments at the Central Library at 10:30 a.m. Registration is not required. Families are welcome to participate.

June 12: Latin Jazz Coffee Hour

Perk up your spirits with coffee and jazz at the Northside Branch at 6 p.m.! Our Jazz Coffee Hour includes swinging tunes, coffee and a snack. Sponsored in part by the Fort Worth Business Press, this is a free event and all are welcome to sway in the festivities. Registration is not required.

June 20: Keron Jackson

World-renowned bass vocalist Keron Jackson will sing standards from the likes of Louis Armstrong, Paul Robeson and Nina Simone at the Central Library at 6:30 p.m. Jackson is heralded as 'a bass voice that takes command of the stage.'

July 18: Paul Unger Quartet

Paul Unger, Dennis Durick, Dave Monsch and Pete Clagett honor Fort Worth native Ornette Coleman by playing songs from his landmark recording, 'The Shape Of Jazz To Come,' as well as music from his later recordings at the Central Library at 6:30 p.m.

August 15: Taylor Pace

The Grammy-nominated Taylor Pace Orchestra will perform songs from Herbie Hancock, Thelonious Monk and Chick Corea, focusing on the Fusion Jazz sound the legendary artists created at the Central Library at 6:30 p.m. They will also perform original compositions

September 19: Terri Lyne Carrington

Jazz drummer/singer/composer Terri Lyne Carrington, a three-time Grammy winner, performs selections from 'Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue,' her tribute to the seminal 1963 'Money Jungle' album recorded by Duke Ellington, Charlie Mingus and Max Roach at the Central Library at 6:30 p.m.

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Last updated: April 12, 2019