A Dallas Jazz Tradition Since 1997 goes forward with a new name in a new home.
Beginning at 7 p.m. on September 12, 2017, and continuing on every second Tuesday of the month, September through May, the sanctuary of Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas becomes the premier listening room in the city.
Concerts are free and open to all ages.
For twenty fabled seasons, Tuesday Nite Jazz brought the best in jazz and blues home to its roots in the African American church by presenting free Tuesday concerts in a historic sanctuary that once hosted Louis Armstrong. Organized in a brush arbor by freedmen in 1873 at what is now 1816 Routh Street, St. Paul United Methodist Church is the Original Community of the downtown Dallas Arts District and the sole survivor of what was once a community of monumental African American churches anchoring the now vanished Short North Dallas Freedman’s Town.
Taking its character from these deep historical connections, the concert program formerly known as Tuesday Nite Jazz became the longest running free jazz series in Dallas. The inauguration of JazzStand on Abrams in the doubled capacity of Wilshire’s sanctuary insures that a tradition born in the black church will remain unbroken while bringing new audiences to jazz, America’s original contribution to the world’s musical heritage, in this, the 21st Season.