24th Annual

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September 2 - 7, 2015

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Aug 16, 2015


No Cover / No Smoking

Thursday, August 27th

Clyde Pound                  Byron Yancey      Paul Stivitts



Matt Treadway on Guitar

Ohio Club

7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Aug 16, 2015

Listen to KUHS-FM 97.9

 every Saturday morning

10AM to 1PM

for great jazz!!!


Apr 16, 2015

"Arkansas Jazz Experience"

Fourth Friday of the Month

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Quapaw Baths & Spa

413 Central Avenue

Friday, August 28

 Special Guest: Ron Hall on Piano

Join Ron and the AJE Combo combo of

pianist Clyde Pound,

bassist David Higginbotham,

drummer Jay Payette and

vocalist/emcee Shirley Chauvin

at Arkansas Jazz Experience on Friday, July 24th

beginning 6pm in Quapaw Baths & Spa’s historic

bathhouse on Hot Springs National Park’s Bathhouse Row. 





 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 for information.


Apr 11, 2015



Stardust Big Band  at the

Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa

Dance Away at the Finale of Jazz Fest !!!

Sunday, September 06

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


24th Annual Jazz Fest

September 2 - 7  (Labor Day Weekend)

Saturday, September 5 Features

FREE Jazz in the Streets Concert

and Dancing in the Streets with 

Calle Soul 

and Salsa Dancing

Learn the Salsa with

Expert Salsa Dance Instructors:

Our teachers and performers have over 40 years of teaching, competing and performing experience in Ballroom and Latin. Mark (born in Iowa),  Professional Ballroom, Latin & Theatre Arts Competitor, Performer & Teacher (Salsa, Rumba, Cha Cha, Hustle, Samba, Bolero, Paso Doble, Jive, Swing -east coast, west coast- Single double and triple rhythms-Mambo, Tango, Waltz, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz, Quick Step Peabody, Theater Arts & Two Step.

Aura; (born in El Salvador), began dancing at the age of 3. In 1995 Aura started her training as a professional dancer in one of the best dance company in El Salvador.With experience in jazz, flamenco, Argentine tango, Samba, belly dance, Mexican and Centro American folklore, dancercises, and other Ballroom and Latin rhythms.

With 19 year in dance experience, participating in events like:  International festivals in the US, and Centro America, Dancing with the Stars in NWA, performing in Las Vegas, California, New York, and others counties.

Mark and Aura, own the best Ballroom and Latin Social Dance studio and Club of NWA, located in Bentonville





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.