Monday, May 24, 2010
Concert lineup: Jazz Under the Stars 2010 at the Dallas Museum of Art on Thursdays
Bring a blanket. It's free!
DOWNTOWN DALLAS Check out the Dallas Museum of Art's free jazz series every Thursday from May 20 through June 24. All concerts start at 8 p.m. in front of the Dallas Museum of Art. Organizers recommend that you bring a blanket and food to eat (though no glass containers or alcohol are allowed.) There is also food and drink available for purchase nearby.
All information about the artists is from the Dallas Museum of Art's website:
May 20: Danilo Pérez: A Grammy Award-winner, he is known for his distinctive blend of Pan-American jazz.
May 27: Margo Rey: Margo returns to Dallas and brings to the stage her own brand of original Bossa-Pop-Jazz that she calls "Organica": pop music that is deeply rooted in Jazz with thick, ethno-rhythmic grooves, textured with lush vocals, keys, and ambient guitar arrangements. Her band consists of both LA and Dallas musicians.
June 3: The Stockton Helbing Quintet: Drummer, composer, and producer Stockton Helbing performs modern jazz with his quintet. Helbing toured and performed as the drummer and music director for jazz trumpet legend Maynard Ferguson and currently plays and records with Grammy Award–winning saxophonist Chip McNeill and Grammy Award–nominated trombonist Steve Wiest, among others.
- Dallas Museum of Art
1717 North Harwood Street
June 10: The Shelley Carrol–Brad Leali Big Band featuring Sandra Kaye: Two saxophone legends, Shelley Carrol and Brad Leali, along with one of Dallas’s premier jazz divas, Sandra Kaye, lead this big band for a performance of classic and original compositions. Carrol studied with legendary Texas tenor greats Arnett Cobb and Don Wilkerson, toured with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, and performed with Tony Bennett and Joe Williams. Leali was the lead alto saxophonist for the Harry Connick, Jr. Orchestra and has performed with the Count Basie Orchestra, Freddie Hubbard, and Clark Terry, among others.
June 17: Clint Strong: Clint Strong is considered by many to be one of the best of a new generation of jazz guitarists. He has performed and recorded with Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, and Red Garland, and fellow guitarists Howard Roberts and Herb Ellis.
June 24: Mario Cruz: Tenor saxophonist and Texas native Mario Cruz has a unique and eclectic style. He has toured with Bruce Springsteen, Dave Edmunds, Natalie Cole, and blues artist Willie Deville.
Source: Dallas Museum of Art
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