Third Thursday Jazz Series
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.
Celebrating our 6th Season!
Curious about this year's performers? You can preview some of their past performances on our YouTube playlist.
May 21: Brad Leali Quintet
Rendezvous: The Timeless Music of Julian “Cannonball” Adderley and Nancy Wilson
Grammy-nominated saxophonist Brad Leali, drummer Duane Durrett and vocalist Tatiana Mayfield perform the 1960s-era collaborations of the legendary alto player and the soulful Wilson.
June 18: Quamon Fowler Quintet
Award-winning saxophonist Quamon Fowler and his quintet will perform standards and originals emphasizing the Bebop, Cool and Hard Bop styles.
July 16: Malcolm Robertson & The Road Crew Jazz Band
Led by trombonist and vocalist Malcolm Robertson, this groovy electric group will perform a blend of 1970s-style fusion, R&B and soul. Prepare for a night of fun guaranteed to make you want to dance.
Aug. 20: Texas Gypsies
“Roaring 20's Great Gatsby Night”
This ensemble blends blues and Texas swing to create music recalling the golden era. Influenced by Django Reinhardt, bandleader Steve Curry will dazzle you with his fretboard gymnastics.
Sept. 17: Billy Hart Quartet
Drummer and bandleader Billy Hart has performed and recorded with the likes of Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter and Stan Getz. This award-winning quartet – consisting of pianist Ethan Iverson (of The Bad Plus), saxophonist Mark Turner and bassist Ben Street – is making its DFW debut.
The series kicks off in May and continues through September. All shows will be held monthly at 6:30 p.m. in the Gallery of the Central Library, 500 W. 3rd Street. Parking is free on the streets and in the 3rd Street garage after 6 p.m.
We would like to thank the Fort Worth Public Library Foundation for its generous support of this series.
Love Jazz? Check out the Fort Worth Jazz Archives.
Interested in previous performances? Check out our highlights videos!