Have a A Jazzy Christmas in Fort Worth

A5A  10th Annual A Jazzy Christmas

Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 8 pm
Admission: $15

The  5th Avenue Jazz Collective, a group of like minded jazz musicians creating original jazz compositions;  LaFeet Tap Ensemble & HardSoles, the adult and youth tap companies who share their love and performance of Tap, the only American Dance form with the community;  and the 5th Avenue Hi-Notes, a vocal chorus who sing for the sheer joy of singing and will sing for any occasion.

Enjoy an evening of live Jazz and a Tap Dance Revue featuring  Joe Rogers on piano, Dave Williams on Saxophone with special guest vocalist, Robert Rouse and performances by members of LaFeet Tap Ensemble and HardSoles.

Call the 5th Avenue Jazz Collective for more information. Call 817-923-9500, visit their  location at 1628 5th Avenue Fort Worth, TX 76104, or by e-mail at:artsfifthavenue@aol.com.

Upcoming Events in 2011

Sunday, January 16, 2011, 4:00 -6:00 PM
$10 donation


A classically-trained singer, a performance poet, two professional modern dancers and others come together for a night of round-robin style performance, Rachel Shirk, Tammy Melody Gomez, Robbie Cook, Jennifer Maybus-Cook.

8th Annual Django Reinhardt Festival

January 21, 22 & 23, 2011

Enjoy three nights of film live music and French ambience. The  ticket price includes a “taste” of Country French cuisine, other concessions available by donation. Admission is $15 per night or buy a  3 night ticket for $30.

Festival Schedule

Friday – Doors Open at 6:30 pm

7:00 pm:   Film: Saved From the Flames: 54 Rare & Restored Films 1896-1944. Restored footage of Django Reinhardt. Directed By Segundo de Chomon and Emil Cohl.

8:00 pm: Music by Continental  Graffetti: Katie Holmes: Fiddle &Vocals, Olivier Giraud: Guitar&Vocals,  Morgan Thompson: Bass, Chris Trafton: Drums

Saturday – Doors Open at 6:30 pm

7:00 pm: Film – Latcho Drom. “Bonne Route” FRANCE: 1996 -100 min. colour. Director: Tony Gatlif’s  documentary on the history of Gypsies and their music.

8:00 pm:  Music by: Gypsy Moon – Ray & Linda Sriro on Guitar followed by YO! GADJO – Slim Richey/Guitar, MeauxJeaux/Bass, Ruby Jane/Violin, Dennis Ludiker/Mandolin, Django Porter/Guitar

Sunday – Doors open at 5:30pm

6:00 pm: Film – Romane, the Gypsy Sound 64 min. Bransong Music, 1993.

7:00 pm:  Music by String Theory Manouche– Kim Platko/Guitar, Mark Menikos/Violin, Sam Walker/Guitar, Jonathan Faher/Bass

Workshops: All Classes $25

Saturday, January 22, 2011

1:00 – 2:15pm The Grappelli Workshop: Katie Holmes

1:00 – 2:15pm Gypsy Swing Workshop: Oliver Giraud

2:30-3:45 pm Gypsy Jazz Guitar & Gypsy Chords Beginner: Linda Sriro

2:30-3:45 pm Gypsy Jazz Guitar & Gypsy Chords Intermediate: Ray Sriro

4:00 pm Discussion of Django Technique – Oliver Giraud – FREE with paid Workshop

Sunday, January 23, 1011

Instruction by Kim Platko of  String Theory Manouche & Café Noir founder

2:00-3:15 pm Gypsy Jazz Guitar & Gypsy Chords Intermediate

3:30-4:45 pm Gypsy Jazz Guitar & Gypsy Chords Advanced