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.
6 Eric Willis Quintet
Eric Willis emerges, geographically, with a rich heritage of music from Houma, Louisiana. Profoundly influenced by Howard Nixon, Alvin Batiste and the 77th U.S. Army Band, Eric put his varied experiences to use as a pianist and percussionist. He continues to perform around Dallas with his quintet.
13 Quamon Fowler
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. Having studied music performance at both Southern University and Texas Tech University, Quamon now spends much of his time teaching saxophone and playing jazz throughout the DFW area. He released his sixth album, Prevail, in 2012.
20 Tatiana Mayfield
Refreshing and beautiful are how many have described the voice and persona of Tatiana “LadyMay” Mayfield, a jazz vocalist, musician, and educator from Fort Worth, Texas. “LadyMay” (as she has been named) has been singing and playing jazz music since the tender age of thirteen. Since then, she has performed in various venues and festivals throughout the U.S., which in turn have earned her rave reviews from listeners and musicians in addition to numerous awards.
27 Ephraim Owens
Ephraim Owens, an Austin-based trumpet player, is a master of the jazz arena, well known for his signature solos and ability to improvise. A native of Dallas, Ephraim began playing classical trumpet at the age of eight, later attending Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. For the past two years, the Austin Chronicle chose Ephraim as the Best Horn Player in Austin.
3 Javier Gutierrez & Mosaic
Flautist/Saxophonist Javier Gutierrez and his Latin jazz band "Mosaic" have been entertaining the Dallas/Ft. Worth area for over 15 years. The ensemble performs Latin Jazz standards with an infusion of Afro-Cuban and Brazilian rhythms and styles.
10 The Funky Knuckles
The inevitable result of a talent-soaked soul and jazz community, The Funky Knuckles are taking the sound of Dallas to an entirely different level. The band is comprised of sidemen from some of the biggest artists in the industry (Beyonce, Erykah Badu, Chrisette Michelle, Talib Kweli, P Diddy, etc.) yet possesses a sound distinctly separate from any of their individual projects. The Funky Knuckles move together musically as a school of fish, never complacent and always stretching the boundaries of improvisation and composition.
17 Dan Haerle Quartet
Jazz in the Atrium welcomes back Dan Haerle, a composer, performer, educator, and ambassador of jazz piano. He is a Regents Professor Emeritus of Jazz Studies at the University of North Texas and a member of the International Association of Jazz Education Hall of Fame. Dan has performed with Clark Terry, Pat Metheny, Freddie Hubbard, and numerous other modern jazz leaders, and has recorded multiple albums featuring his own music as well as jazz standards.
24 String Theory Manouche
String Theory Manouche is an acoustic ensemble that plays music in the tradition of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli. This gypsy jazz quartet is led by Kim Platko, a well-known Dallas-area musician who has worked on variety of professional recording and orchestral projects over the last 30 years. Joining Kim will be Mark Menikos on violin, James Miller on guitar, and Marla Sporrer on the upright bass.