Dallas, TX, May 6, 2007—The Dallas Museum of Art announces a hot new lineup for the 24th annual series of free outdoor concerts – Chase Presents Jazz Under the Stars. The 2007 series hosts a diverse schedule of performers from Dixieland and Big Band to World Music and Funk.
The series begins Thursday, May 10, continuing on consecutive Thursdays through June 14 on the Museum’s Ross Avenue Plaza. The music gets underway at 8 p.m. The schedule for this year is:
May 10: The N’Awlins Gumbo Kings (Traditional New Orleans Dixieland Jazz)
May 17: Dallas Jazz Orchestra (Big Band Jazz)
May 24: Vicho Vicencio New Casino Band featuring Rosana Eckert (Brazilian and Afro Cuban Jazz)
May 31: D-Drum (World Music)
June 7: Bill Frisell Trio featuring Tony Scherr and Kenny Wollesen (Internationally Acclaimed Alternative Jazz Guitar)
June 14: Inner City All-Stars (Funk Brass Jazz)
The wildly popular concerts attract as many as 7,000 listeners to the Dallas Arts District each Thursday night. This is the 11th year Chase has sponsored the jazz series.
“Year after year, Jazz Under the Stars is consistently one of the most popular events in the downtown Arts District,” said Norm Bagwell, President, Chase Dallas. “We are proud as an organization to support the series and to be a part of the arts community.”
In addition to the annual six-week outdoor jazz series, the Dallas Museum of Art presents even more live sounds with Jazz in the Atrium, featuring some of Dallas’s most talented musicians, every Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Hamon Atrium. Jazz in the Atrium concerts continue throughout the year as part of our Thursday Night Live activities, which also include Sketching in the Galleries and Art Talks. The Museum remains open until 9 p.m. every Thursday and general admission is free after 5 p.m. Thursday Night Live at the Dallas Museum of Art is presented by AT&T.
Jazz concerts are one of many programs and experiences offered by the Dallas Museum of Art. The Museum remains open until midnight every third Friday with Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art presented by Starbucks Coffee, offering a full spectrum of programs including musical performances, gallery tours, family programs, films and other dynamic events.
About the DMA Jazz Club
Love jazz? Then you’ll want to be a part of the Museum’s Jazz Club, a benefit for Museum members current at the $125 Sustainer level of membership or higher.
Throughout the year, Jazz Club members receive exclusive invitations to special events and discounts on jazz-related programs, both in the Museum and in the community. For more information about Jazz Club, call 214-922-1247 or membership@DallasMuseumofArt.org.
About the Dallas Museum of Art
The Dallas Museum of Art, established in 1903, has an encyclopedic collection of more than 23,000 works, spanning 5,000 years of history and representing all media, with renowned strengths in the arts of the ancient Americas, Africa, Indonesia and South Asia; European and American painting, sculpture and decorative arts; and American and international contemporary art.
The Dallas Museum of Art is located between St. Paul and Harwood streets, just south of Woodall Rodgers Freeway. The DMA charges a general admission fee of $10 for adults, $7 for senior citizens and $5 for students with current school identification. Members and children under 12 are free. Admission is free for all on Thursdays after 5 p.m. and the first Tuesday of the month. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The Museum is closed Mondays, New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. For information during business hours, call 214-922-1200. For a calendar of programs, news of family activities or to view images of works from the Museum’s permanent collection, visit DallasMuseumofArt.org.