Posted on June 29, 2022
A favorite for over a decade, the Fort Worth Public Library’s 3rd Thursday Jazz Series is back with free in-person concerts for all ages. Performances begin at 6:30 p.m. and the next three are at the Central Library. The lineup is now complete for the 2022 series.
The July 21 the concert will feature renowned pianist and author Kenny Werner as well as special guest and Fort Worth favorite Betty Buckley. Werner has been a world-class performer and composer for over 40 years and wrote the book Effortless Mastery: Unlocking the Master Musician Within. Buckley is a Tony Award-winning actress who has received numerous accolades for her work on stage, in films and on TV shows.
Soul singer Shake Anderson will bring its particular sounds to the jazz scene August 18. Anderson is a featured artist on the music library platform Amplify 817, which focuses on musicians who live, work and play in Fort Worth.
Dave Meder is a pianist, composer and educator who is one of the preeminent artists of his generation, known for a panoramic musical approach that has earned him places in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition and the American Pianists Awards. Catch her September 15 performance.
For the October 20 finale in downtown Burnett Park, The Texas Gypsies will bring their mark of jazz on stage. They are known for their unique approach to classic jazz and swing music from the Gatsby era of the 1920s to the Big Band sound of the 1940s (Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin).
Live jazz concerts drew crowds to enjoy a variety of styles and performers. Fans of all ages are invited to return to the concerts, scheduled for the third Thursday of each month from June through October. The concerts are free through the continued support of the Fort Worth Public Library Foundation.
Photo: The series will end in October with the Texas Gypsies and their unique approach to jazz and swing.
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