What is "Arkansas Gives"  ?



ArkansasGives is a one-day, on-line only drive

for donations to your favorite charitable organization. 


April 2, 2015

Between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM

Hot Springs Jazz Society
is asking for your help by making a donation that day!


Bonus Dollars Help You Give More


During this one-day event,

each donation you give will help

our organization qualify for additional bonus dollars from the

Arkansas Community Foundation

All participating nonprofits will receive
a portion of a $250,000 match pool!!!


In other words, as a special incentive to give,each gift made through ArkansasGives on April 2, 2015 will be matched
with additional bonus dollars!!!

The more you give, the more bonus dollars we receive, compounding your donation!


On April 2, 2015

Between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM

go to 


 to help us fund more community work,
provide scholarships, and
preserve live jazz music throughout Arkansas.




Latest News 

Mar 3, 2015


No Cover / No Smoking

Clyde Pound Trio


Clyde Pound               Byron Yancy              Jay Payett 


plus a

Special Guest

each week

March 26th

Guest Brandon Dorris

Its all about communication. If you communicate while you play, you are making good music. You can communicate a story through words; you can even transmit raw emotion directly to the souls of listeners from the stage. 

I was born in Kansas, and moved to Arkansas at an early age. When I was exposed to straight-ahead jazz in college, the hook was set for life.

I have been extremely fortunate in my life, getting to play with the Temptations, the Four Tops, the Kings of R&B, Wayne Newton, Natalie Cole, John Faddis, Ann Hampton Calloway, and many others. I play with traveling shows passing through Arkansas, like The Rat Pack is Back, High School Musical: The Broadway Tour, Chicago, and more. I play in the Arkansas Repertory Theater pit orchestra, and in many local and regional bands, such as TwiceSax, the Real Band, the Overtones, and the Bathhouse Big Band.

I studied classical saxophone with Dr. Jackie Lamar at the University of Central Arkansas, and played in several ensembles there. My biggest education has come from playing live with and listening. I hope I have drawn influence from some of my favorite musicians such as John Coltrane, Chris Potter, Miles Davis, Coleman Hawkins, and too many others to even think about listing.


Ohio Club

7:00 PM to 10:00 PM



Thursday April 2

 Jay Payette drums,David Higginbotham bass,Clyde Pound keyboard

and guest ?????


Thursday April 9

 Jay Payette drums,Byron Yancey bass,Clyde Pound keyboard

and guest ?????
Mar 3, 2015
ATM Jazz Trio

Copper Penny Pub


Friday, April 3, 2015

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Jay Payette Drums
David Higginbotham bass
Clyde Pound keyboard
and guest tbd
Mar 3, 2015



Stardust Big Band  at the

Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa

Coming Dates:

Sunday, April 12 starting at 3:00 PM 

Sunday, May 24 starting at 3:00 PM

Sunday, June 7 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 $8 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!!!


For information call: 501-767-5482 or www.stardustband.net.

Mar 3, 2015

As the cold winter lingers,

have no fear,

spring is coming

and as the weather gets hotter,


so does the music of the


Hot Springs Jazz Society’s

Spring & Summer series


"Arkansas Jazz Experience"

Fourth Friday of the Month

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Quapaw Baths & Spa

413 Central Avenue

Friday, April 24

Friday, May 22

Friday, June 26

Friday, July 24

Friday, August 28

Join the Arkansas Jazz Experience combo

(Clyde Pound on piano,

Jay Payette on drums and David Higginbotham on bass)


for an intimate evening of jazz and friends. 


 The Arkansas Jazz Experience hosted by the Hot Springs Jazz Society and the Quapaw Baths and Spa, 413 Central, will be presented every fourth Friday of the month at 6pm.  

The evening’s performance is only $10 for Jazz Society members and $15 for non-members.  Become a new member of the Jazz Society that evening and you will receive your entrance to the show free.

Admission includes complimentary light hor’doeuvres and a cash bar is available.  Seating is first come first serve and limited.

Call (501) 627-2425  or email HSJazzSociety@gmail.com for information.


America's Art Form Series



Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Prohibition Era - Roaring 20's

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

USO Shows and World War II

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Greatest Composers (Ellington, Dizzy, Bird, etc)

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Great American Song Book (Vocal)

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

TV and Movie Themes (Jazz Style)

6:00 PM

Garland County Library Auditorium 
 America’s Art Form is a series of free concerts that walks the audience through the music and musicians born of America.

Call 501-627-2425  or 501-523-4161 for further information.




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 Jazz Fest concert held every September. 

This year marked the 22nd Jazz Fest, which also provided music education seminars, workshops, lectures and a variety of jazz concerts.  

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 Jazz Fest.


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.