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Apr 14, 2016


No Cover / No Smoking

Thursday, August 18th


Clyde Pound  on Keyboard

                  Paul Stivitts on Drums          


and David Higginbotham on Bass   





Ohio Club

7:00 PM to 10:00 PM


Sim Flora and Craig Grubbs

on their "Bones"



Apr 10, 2016

The Hot Springs Jazz Society Presents

"Arkansas Jazz Experience"

Third Friday of the Month

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Whittington Place

301 Whittington Ave

Friday, August 19

Take note that this Year’s AJE concerts have been moved to Whittington Place at 301 Whittington Avenue where there is ample parking and easy access.  Whittington Place is known as The Yoga Place to many here in Hot Springs but on the third Friday of each month, April through August, Whittington Place will be known as The Jazz Place.


Come hear first class jazz in a unique venue located in a historic 1890’s church that is a Hot Springs landmark.  

A dance floor is available, so feel free to bring along your dancing shoes!

Special Guest:

Tony Nardi


  With Tony Nardi you’ll get music from the heart of Chicago where he was born and raised, beginning his professional career during his teen-age years.  Attending the Chicago Conservatory of Music, Tony was introduced to the Chicago Blues scene before leaving for the military.  But the military couldn’t stop his passion for music.  There he formed music groups performing 60’s Soul that left a big influence on him.   Today blues lovers find Nardi playing at the Ohio Club Blues Night on Wednesday's in Salt & Pepper, one of the groups formed during his military years.  


Clyde Pound - Keyboard

Paul Stivitts - Drums

David Higginbotham - Bass

Shirley Chauvin - Emcee and Vocals

The evening’s performance is only $10 for Jazz Society members and $15 for non-members.  Doors open at 5:30PM

Become a new member that evening and receive free entrance.

Admission includes complimentary light hor’doeuvres.

Cash Bar is Available.

Seating is first come, first served.

Call (501) 627-2425  or email for information.


Aug 16, 2015

Listen to KUHS-FM 97.9

(and on the web at

 every Saturday morning

10AM to 1PM

for great jazz!!!


Apr 11, 2015


Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa

Dance All Your Cares Away !!!

Sunday, August 21st

Sunday, September 4th

Starting at 3:00 PM

Arlington Resort Hotel Crystal Ballroom, 239 Central, Hot Springs 

  The Stardust Big Band continues to attract dancers from states that border Arkansas since Stardust provides fantastic live dance music so often missing in area events. 

Though Stardust performs for many weddings and special events their impetus is on providing a live dancing experience each month at the Arlington Hotel and Spa.

Admission is only $10, but is free for students 18 years and younger.

Dancers from Memphis, St. Louis, Texarkana, Austin and Houston continue to frequent this monthly event to enjoy and practice their dance routines. 

The evening’s entertainment promises as much for viewing as dancing since area dance instructors bring their students to practice dancing in a live musical venue.

This powerhouse 17 piece big band, organized in 1982, is the only big band consistently performing in Arkansas.  The popular TV show "Dancing With The Stars" would be hard pressed to compete with some of the professional dancers that attend this event !!!  Come and see for yourself!!!

For information call: 501-767-5482





A very short bio on the Hot Springs Jazz Society:


January 1992 is the birthday of the Hot Springs Jazz Society, and the date of its first official membership meeting.

This organization was founded to perpetuate, preserve and promote the jazz music, an original American art form.

The mission is partially accomplished through a scholarship program that sends qualified music students to the summer jazz camp at the University of Arkansas -Monticello.

The mission is further accomplished by providing jazz music events in the Hot Springs area, most notably the free outdoor JazzFest concert held every September. 

This year marks the 25th Hot Springs JazzFest and the first time in over twenty years that Jazz and Blues have come together over Labor Day Weekend together.  

The efforts of the Hot Springs Jazz Society have brought national recognition to our jazz events, resulting in increased tourism and nationally known artists requesting performance appearances at JazzFest.


The Hot Springs Jazz Society is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to perpetuating, promoting and preserving Jazz Music, an original American art form. The Jazz Society is funded in part by the Arkansas Arts Council, Hot Springs Advertising and Promotion Commission, Arts on Tour, Weyerhaeuser Foundation and Elisabeth Wagner Foundation along with numerous other corporate and private sponsors.