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North Texas Observes 10 Years of D’JAM
April 1 @ 1:00 pm - April 29 @ 7:00 pm
Dallas joins the national celebration of jazz with the 10th annual D’JAM (Dallas Jazz Appreciation Month). Along with a month-long slate of live performances, film screenings and an awards ceremony, this D’JAM 2023 features the first-ever Arts District Jazz Stroll on Saturday, April 29, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Held in partnership with the Dallas Arts District, this new free event transforms the Dallas Arts District’s Flora St. into a lively music-filled Jazz Alley with eight participating local art venues, museums, restaurants and outdoor spaces. The event is highlighted by the annual D’JAM Legend Awards Ceremony at St. Paul United Methodist Church. For more information and a list of other D’JAM events, including the free USA Film Festival screening of Ellis, a documentary of acclaimed jazz pianist and educator Ellis Marsalis, on April 22, visit www.jazzdallas.com.
- Jazz at the USA Film Festival — “ELLIS”— Saturday, April 22, at 4 p.m., Angelika Film Center, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, #230, Dallas. FREE. Presented by the USA Film Festival and D’JAM, the event consists of a screening and a post-screening discussion conducted by Sammons Jazz Artistic Director and Steinway Artist Arlington Jones with “ELLIS” director Sascha Just and the son of Ellis Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis. Admission is free, but reservations are required. For reservations, call the Sammons Center at (214) 520-7788 or submit the online form.
- D’JAM Jazz Stoll — Saturday, April 29, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., on Flora Street in the Dallas Arts District. FREE. Featured artists include Carolyn Lee Jones and the Satin Dolls at the Dallas Museum of Art, Nina Katrina Quartet at the Nasher Sculpture Garden, Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Jazz Group at the Meyerson Symphony Center, David Slater at La Stella Restaurant, Booker T. Washington High School Big Band at Booker T. Washington HSPVA, Jazz BeCuzz/Mahogany at the AT&T PAC, Shelley Carroll at Klyde Warren Park and Quamon Fowler and Erskine Hawkins at St. Paul UMC. Refreshments are available for sale at selected venues.
Dallas Museum of Art – Lobby 2:00 – 3:00 PM Carolyn Lee & The Satin Dolls
The Nasher Sculpture Center – Outdoors 1:00 – 3:00 PM Nina Katrina Quartet
Meyerson Symphony Center – Outdoors 2:30 – 3:30 PM Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Jazz Group
La Stella Restaurant – Outdoors 1:00 – 4:00 PM David Slater & Ally Guba
Booker T Washington High School 3:00 – 4:00 PM Booker T Washington Jazz Orchestra
AT&T Performing Arts Center – Outdoors 4:00 – 7:00 PM Jazz BeCuzz/Mahogany
Klyde Warren Park – Outdoors 3:00 – 5:00 PM Shelley Carrol Ensemble
St Paul United Methodist Church – Indoors 2:00 – 4:00 PM Two Ensembles & Jazz Legend Awards:
(Quamon Fowler Quartet 2:00, Awards 2:45. Erskine Hawkins Trio 3:00)