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A Dallas Jazz Tradition Since 1997 goes forward with a new name in a new home.
The sanctuary of Wilshire Baptist Church, home of JazzStand on Abrams.
The sanctuary of Wilshire Baptist Church, home of JazzStand on Abrams.

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.

Pastor I. B. Loud greets Louis Armstrong.
Reverend I. B. Loud, Senior Pastor from 1948 until 1980, welcomes Louis Armstrong to St. Paul. Photo courtesy of St. Paul United Methodist Church.


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Each Tuesday Nite Jazz concert and the reception that follows are free to the public, but seating is limited in this historic venue. Your advance reservation helps us serve you better.

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The lines to self-pay at the surface lot next to St. Paul move very slowly. We strongly recommend that you use the parking garage at One Arts Plaza ($6 after 5 p.m., enter off Wade Street) or park FREE under Woodall Rodgers Freeway (for St. Paul events only). Click on the fly-out tab in the upper left of the map below to see complete directions to free self-parking for TNJ events. Valet parking may also be available at St. Paul for a nominal charge.

By foot from Pearl/Arts District DART Light Rail Station. Visit DART to plan your trip.

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Aurora Exhibition 2015: Guest Curator Julia Kaganskiy of the New Museum in New York City leads video artist Michael A. Morris and The Mack 5 in a talk back following Tuesday Nite Jazz’s presentation of “Altered States.”

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