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Thursday, April 19
 

1:00pm

Omar Parrilla
Omar Parrilla is a DFW based guitar player and band leader who plays Jazz standards with a modern sound.



Thursday April 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
1: UTA Main Stage 9th and Main Streets

3:00pm

Outer Circles
The Outer Circles is an instrumental group composed of musicians living and playing music in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Repertoire includes a variety of styles of jazz, funk tunes, Latin jazz, rock n’ roll, reggae and New Orleans classics.



Thursday April 19, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
1: UTA Main Stage 9th and Main Streets

4:15pm

Ron Jones
Ron Jones’ exciting live performances showcase jazz, popular tunes, blues and swing. Ron has performed across North America, recorded original jazz CDs, written music for CNN, recorded with Al Green, jammed onstage with Smokey Robinson and Mick Fleetwood, and opened for Crosby Stills & Nash.



Thursday April 19, 2018 4:15pm - 5:15pm
2: Sundance Square Stage Sundance Square Plaza

6:30pm

Tatiana LadyMay Mayfield
Many of her fans describe her sound and persona as refreshing and beautiful. And jazz lovers relish in the fact that LadyMay seems to be keeping the genre alive and well. Scott Yanow, jazz journalist, described her voice as “attractive with excellent elocution”.



Thursday April 19, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pm
1: UTA Main Stage 9th and Main Streets
 
Friday, April 20
 

1:00pm

Rachella Parks-Washington
Fort Worth based saxophonist Rachella Parks-Washington is an educator, a student, and an inspiration and mentor to up-and-coming musicians. Her sound ranges from avant-garde to straight ahead jazz, with a mixture of Gospel and Pop. The sweet soulful sound of her tenor sax fills the room with a warmth that can only end with a smile. 



Friday April 20, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
1: UTA Main Stage 9th and Main Streets

5:15pm

Breggett Rideau
Critically acclaimed vocalist of Jazz, Big Band, R&B, Soul, Blues and Funk! This critically acclaimed songstress has defined an amazing legacy and has been a trailblazer throughout the DFW metroplex when it comes to preserving the rich, cultural heritage of traditional jazz music.



Friday April 20, 2018 5:15pm - 6:15pm
1: UTA Main Stage 9th and Main Streets
 
Saturday, April 21
 

11:00am

Joel Pipkin's World Jazz Project
Jazz from all over the world:  Afro-Cuban, Bossa Nova, Flamenco, Gypsy Swing, BeBop, and Jazz and Pop Standards.



Saturday April 21, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
2: Sundance Square Stage Sundance Square Plaza

11:00am

Univ. of Texas Arlington Jazz Ensemble
The UT Arlington Jazz Ensemble is the second big band at the University of Texas at Arlington. The ensemble focuses on essential jazz styles and techniques. Performing music of the big band masters as well as more recent repertoire, the ensemble allows students a chance to present audiences with exceptional concerts while gaining valuable experience in the jazz idiom. The Jazz Ensemble has performed at the University of Kansas at Wichita Jazz Festival, Six Flags Over Texas, previous Main St Fort Worth Arts Festivals, and other events locally and regionally.



Saturday April 21, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
1: UTA Main Stage 9th and Main Streets

12:30pm

Univ. of Texas Arlington Jazz Orchestra
The UTAJO has performed invitational concerts at the Montreux International Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland; the first International Jazz Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil; the first International Jazz Festival in Nassau, Bahamas. Other international tours include Montreal, Canada; the American Music Festival in Manila, Philippines; and Beijing, China. Telecasts by the Swiss, Japanese, Philippine, American and Brazilian Public Broadcasting Systems have brought UTAJO performances to an estimated 70 million people across four continents.



Saturday April 21, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
1: UTA Main Stage 9th and Main Streets

2:00pm

Univ. of Texas Arlington Jazz Combo 1
The jazz studies program offers several jazz combos. Membership is open to any currently-enrolled student at UT Arlington, regardless of major. In these small groups, students are able to work on interaction and improvisation in an intimate setting. With a blend of classic small group repertoire, jazz standards, and student compositions and arrangements, these groups are the cornerstone of students' training in jazz studies. In addition to performing at the Late Night Jazz Sampler each semester, the jazz combos often perform at on-campus events, local and regional functions, the Fort Worth Jazz by the Boulevard Festival, and much more. The jazz combos are directed by the jazz faculty and jazz graduate teaching assistants.



Saturday April 21, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
1: UTA Main Stage 9th and Main Streets

7:00pm

Tom Braxton
Dynamic...Energetic...Charismatic...Warm-hearted...  These are just a few adjectives that have been used to describe saxophonist Tom Braxton, whose distinct, melodic sound has been thrilling audiences of all ages from coast to coast and abroad for nearly two decades.  Jazz Review calls Braxton "one of smooth jazz's most prolific saxophonists”.



Saturday April 21, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
1: UTA Main Stage 9th and Main Streets
 
Sunday, April 22
 

11:00am

Bobby Falk
Bobby Falk group is a contemporary jazz ensemble featuring top talent in the DFW area, playing jazz classics and pop/soul standards. They also feature original material from the band members.



Sunday April 22, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
1: UTA Main Stage 9th and Main Streets

12:30pm

Fingerprints
North Texas based smooth jazz and soul band with 6 recordings and over 20 years in the business, delivering exceptional grooves, emotional energy and some of the most soulful covers around.



Sunday April 22, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
1: UTA Main Stage 9th and Main Streets