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Latest News 


Apr 26, 2015

EVERY THURSDAY 

No Cover / No Smoking


Clyde Pound Trio

 




    Clyde Pound                David Higginbotham            Jay Payette

plus a

Special Guest

each week

 

APRIL 30

 Guest:  Michael Bryant


Trombone










Ohio Club

7:00 PM to 10:00 PM


 

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, May 22

 Special Guest:  Sim Flora

Trombone

 

For Sim Flora it's not about the money, it's not about the fame; it's about having fun!  It's about putting that horn in your hand and playing.   It’s about giving to the audience.  It’s about working with other musicians, taking what they have to give, giving what you have in return and sharing it all with the audience.  When Sim Flora takes the stage, you know your going to smile, your toes will tap, you’ll laugh, be engaged and eventually sob, for the evening will have come to an end. 

Sim Flora is a jazz trombone player and professor emeritus / former Chairman of Music Theory and Jazz Studies at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. A native of Southern Illinois, Dr. Flora earned his Ph.D. in Music Education at The University of Oklahoma, his Master of Music Education at Ouachita Baptist University and a Bachelor of Music from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois.  Like most extraordinary musicians we can list pages of Sims accomplishments, who he played with, who he studied with, where he has performed……  but with Sim Flora, all you need to know is, for Sim it is about the music, having fun and bringing everybody along with him.



Join Sim 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, May 22nd

beginning 6pm in Quapaw Baths & Spa’s historic

bathhouse on Hot Springs National Park’s Bathhouse Row. 

 

 

Future Concert Dates:

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)

Shirley Chauvin:  Emcee and Vocals

AND SPECIAL GUESTS To Be Announced!!!

for intimate evenings 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.

 

Apr 11, 2015

   

 

Stardust Big Band  at the

Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa

Coming Dates:

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.


 

America's Art Form Series

 

WILL CONTINUE THIS FALL !!! 


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.