Jazz in the Atrium
Thursdays, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Enjoy live jazz every Thursday and join us for a casual dinner and cocktails in the DMA Cafe.
FREE admission to performance; food and cocktails available for purchase.
23 Glennda Hill
Singer Glennda Hill, mainstay of the Balcony Club scene, puts her own style on songs from the jazz era. Hill has performed with some of the greats, including Clark Terry, Arturo Sandoval, Dominique Eade, and Jon Faddis.
30 The Carolyn Lee Jones Quintet
Carolyn Lee Jones is an accomplished vocalist based in Dallas. An outstanding repertoire and terrific musicians in her band back up her smooth vocal style. Songs from The Great American Songbook, Broadway, jazz, and contemporary retro pop with a jazzy sensibility are her specialties. Her style is open, easy, smooth, and classy.
6 The Cat Garner Jazz Ensemble
Cat Garner is a smooth jazz vocalist and songwriter who performs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. She is known for her unparalleled performances and renditions of traditional and smooth jazz standards.
13 Ed Smith Quartet
Ed Smith's music career as a vibraphonist and percussionist spans more than thirty years. In 1992, he helped form the internationally recognized world percussion group D'Drum, and he has performed with distinguished artists such as John Cage, Phil Wilson, Trichy Sankaran, Nyoman Wenten, and Ed Soph, among others.
In connection with our weeklong Indonesian Celebration
, Ed Smith will bring the flavor of Bali to a few of his jazz pieces. He has been traveling to Bali, Indonesia, since 1995 to study the music of the shadow puppet play on the gender wayang
instrument, and while there in 1998, he was afforded the honor of performing in a temple celebration.
20 Mark Harper Quartet
The Mark Harper Quartet is exciting to see and listen to. The acoustic band, specializing in jazz, Latin jazz, CuBop, and other styles of music, gives you raw excellence with great musical imagery.
27 Tatiana “Lady May” Mayfield
Smooth, refreshing, and unique is how many have described the sound of the Tatiana Mayfield Quintet, led by the 22-year-old jazz vocalist from Fort Worth, Texas.
4 No Jazz in the Atrium (The DMA will be open on July 4.)
11 Mario Cruz
Saxophonist Mario Cruz has played and toured with an impressive array of musicians, from jazz artists Bob James and Dave Valentin to pop icons such as Bruce Springsteen, Joe Cocker, and Linda Ronstadt. Cruz uses his life and music experience to cultivate his unique, eclectic style.
18 Ron Jones Quintet
Composer Ron Jones leads an ensemble of players performing his original compositions and other arrangements of jazz standards.
25 Quamon Fowler Quintet
Saxophonist Quamon Fowler is a great talent to watch on the Dallas jazz scene. His stylistic approach consists of a mixture of straight-ahead, fusion, and bebop jazz combined with gospel, groove, and Texas Soul.