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

July 23: Jazzy Tech Tunes

If your child loves technology and music, then this is the program for them. Children will play and create their own jazzy tunes using programming technology and iPads at the Ridglea Branch at 4 p.m. Registration is not required. For children in grades three to five.

July 25: Jazz Coffee Hour

Perk up your spirits with coffee and jazz at the Summerglen Branch at 6:30 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.

August 1: Jazzy Tech Tunes

If your child loves technology and music, then this is the program for them. Children will play and create their own jazzy tunes using programming technology and iPads at the East Berry Branch at 2 p.m. Registration is not required. For children in grades three to five.

August 8: Spoken Word

Express yourself at open mic night at the Southwest Regional Library at 2 p.m. Present your verses to fellow poets and poem lovers in your jazzy way. Speakers are limited to five minutes each. This event is open to teens and adults. Registration is not required.

August 12: Jazz Coffee Hour

Perk up your spirits with coffee and jazz at the East Regional Library at 6:30 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.

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

August 21: Spoken Word

Express yourself at open mic night at the Central Library at 6 p.m. Present your verses to fellow poets and poem lovers in your jazzy way. Speakers are limited to five minutes each. This event is open to teens and adults. Registration is not required.

August 24: Backyard Jazz

Enjoy a live outdoor Jazz performance by the East Fort Worth Jazz Band.

August 24: Jazz Coffee Hour

Perk up your spirits with coffee and jazz at the Shamblee Branch at 4 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.

August 27: Science of Sound

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

August 31: 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 East Regional Library at 11 a.m. Registration is not required. Families are welcome to participate.

September 3: Jazz Coffee Hour

Perk up your spirits with coffee and jazz at the Wedgwood Branch at 6:30 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.

September 7: Jazz Coffee Hour

Perk up your spirits with coffee and jazz at the BOLD Library at 3 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.

September 9: Jazzy Giants

Bring the family and explore the world of Jazz through this rhythmic and entertaining story time and craft at the Cambridge Court Branch at 4 p.m. Learn about jazz and some of its greatest musicians. Registration not required.

September 9: 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 Northwest Branch at 7 p.m. Registration is not required. Families are welcome to participate.

September 11: Science of Sound

Discover the science of sound when your little ones discover their musical talents using tambourines, drums and other instruments at the Riverside Branch at 4 p.m. Registration is not required. Families are welcome to participate.

September 12: 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 the Central Library at 6 p.m. This event is open to anyone 18 years or older. Registration is required at the program location.

September 14: Jazz Coffee Hour

Perk up your spirits with coffee and jazz at the COOL Library at 3 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.

September 16: Jazzy Tech Tunes

If your child loves technology and music, then this is the program for them. Children will play and create their own jazzy tunes using programming technology and iPads at the Cambridge Court Branch at 4 p.m. Registration is not required. For children in grades three to five.

September 18: 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 Summerglen Branch at 4 p.m. Registration is not required. Families are welcome to participate.

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.

Jazz Calendar

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Last updated: April 12, 2019