Sammons Jazz closes its fall season with a historic performance featuring the current and previous Sammons Jazz artistic directors — Arlington Jones on piano, Vicho Vicencio on saxophone and flute, Roger Boykin on guitar and woodwinds, and James Gilyard on bass — along with special guest, drummer Andrew Griffith. The concert is a special live recording to inaugurate the upcoming 30th anniversary of the Sammons Center for the Arts, the nonprofit performing arts center which opened in 1988 after extensive renovations of the landmark Turtle Creek Pump Station.
Sammons Jazz is held at the Sammons Center for the Arts, 3630 Harry Hines at Oak Lawn. Tickets are $50 per person and include beverages, a light meal, and valet parking. Sammons members receive a $5 per ticket discount. Doors open at 7 p.m.; the concert begins approximately at 7:30 p.m. There are two performance sets of about 40 minutes each with an intermission between. Dress is casual; some people come in business attire, but most wear casual, comfortable clothing.
Tickets go on sale Monday, August 14. For tickets or more information, call the Sammons Center at (214) 520-7788. All major credit cards are accepted. All artists and programs are subject to change.