Take a musical journey from the early 20th-century roots of jazz to the diverse sounds of today at the Fort Worth Library’s 3rd Thursday Jazz Series, featuring a dynamic lineup of local and internationally touring artists.
2018 is our 9th season!
All concerts start at 6:30 p.m. and are at the Central Library
The Thaddeus Ford Band explores the music of Miles Davis' electric period. Along with Afro-Caribbean, New Orleans and atmospheric post rock music, Miles' music from the 1970s has had a huge impact on Ford’s sonic sensibilities as a composer.
Join the Duane Durrett Quartet for an evening with the music of Wayne Shorter. In addition to being one of the great saxophonists, Shorter is one of the great contemporary composers of modern American Music. After stints with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and Miles Davis’ Second Great Quintet, Shorter co-founded the jazz fusion band Weather Report.
Led by its co-founder, versatile soprano and Fort Worth native Audra Scott, Music Mentors of Texas performs an array of standards ranging from the Queen of Jazz Ella Fitzgerald to American Soprano Jessye Norman. A combination of loved familiar jazz tunes and a new, 'outside the box' take on American spirituals, the music will make you move your feet and feed your soul. Music Mentors of Texas is an organization of professional musicians and music educators dedicated to giving free music lessons to underprivileged youth in Fort Worth/Tarrant County.
The common role of soundtrack music is to enhance and augment visual aspects of a particular scene or storyline. But in some cases, the music stands alone and creates its own 'Feature Presentation'. Cinema and Jazz find Common Ground.
The Grammy-nominated Fred Hersch Trio has been called “one of the major ensembles of our time” by The Wall Street Journal. Joining Fred in the fifth edition of his trio are John Hebert on bass and Eric McPherson on drums. The trio have toured extensively in the US, Europe, and Asia, appearing at major venues and festivals to wide acclaim.
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Last updated: April 9, 2018