The Labyrinth Walk Coffee House, located in the Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff,
is presenting The Second Annual OAK CLIFF JAZZ FEST & ARTS / CRAFTS FAIR
September 20th, from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm.
3839 W. Kiest Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75233
We have our 2014 line up!
Check it out!
* Check out some photos from the 2013 event! *
Plan on bringing lawn chairs & blankets. (No coolers, please.)
We have more food and beverage vendors, including beer & wine this year!
Choices range from East African Vegan to Nathan's hot dogs and other interesting selections.
Visit our Exhibitors page for details on the Food Court!
Trumpets4Kids.com for more information and to support a great project!
An ensemble made up of Trumpets4Kids students will perform classical, jazz & Mariachi tunes!
Do you need driving directions? A map of the event grounds?
Parking for the event?
Please see our Maps Page!
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|3:00pm||Larry Lampkin Band|
|4:00pm||Miss Marcy &|
Her Texas Sugar Daddys
|5:00pm||Trumpets 4 Kids|
|6:00pm||Carolyn Lee Jones|
|7:00pm||Eastfield Faculty Jazz Quintet|
Space has been provided at no cost to non-profit Oak Cliff organizations
and those providing services to Oak Cliff,
so they may distribute information on their activities.
Visit our Exhibitors page for details!
Booth sales have been restricted to vendors selling handmade arts and crafts,
products made from recycled materials, and Fair Trade or USA-made products,
with an emphasis on local talent and businesses.
Visit our Exhibitors page for details!
NAUGHTY PROFESSOR, 2013 Big Easy Awards "Best Emerging Artist" Nominee, sprung from the musically fertile ground of New Orleans in 2010 while their core was attending Loyola. The instrumental sextet describes its music as funk, but there’s a lot more to it than that. The nimble rhythm section lead by drum prodigy Sam Shahin executes dizzying time changes; the three-piece horn section led by Alto saxophonist Nick Ellman, (Ben Ellman of Galactic's cousin) can go from in-unison soul riffs to pretzel-logic jazz soloing; and the guitarist is just as comfortable with muted, Wes Montgomery-style picking as chunky syncopation.
FREDDIE JONES is an amazing, energetic musical talent who has played his trumpet throughout the southwest, from Austin’s Elephant Room to Little Rock’s Riverfront Auditorium, and abroad in Paris, the Hague, and Rotterdam. He was huge hit at our own Jazz Under the Stars last year and brought the crowd to their feet at our inaugural JazzFest!
LADY DIAMOND (aka Kertrina Dauway) is an incredibly multi-talented woman whose vocal performance and Jazz style leaves her audience wanting more. Lady Diamond hails from a classically trained background and is a fusion of Jazz, Classic and Soul, with 10 years of Classical piano. One could arguably say her style is a mixture of Nancy Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald and Diane Krall. Lady Diamond put on a great show at our Jazz Under the Stars in May and has been adding her talent to our Second Sunday JazzJams!
Eastfield Faculty Jazz Quintet
Dr. Oscar Passley, (Trumpet - Shown) is sought after as a clinician and performer throughout the state and nation conducting clinics and workshops at schools and festivals including the Dallas Music Educators Association Jazz Festival, Tarleton State University Jazz Festival and the Baltimore County Public Schools High School All Honors Jazz Concert.
The other members of the Quintet include: Kent Ellingson - Piano, Lou Harlas - Bass, Jaelun Washington - Drums, and Karl Lampman - Tenor Saxophone
FINGERPRINTS has a wonderful sound and a wonderful message: "to communicate peace and love through music, we hope that you might be inspired to live your dreams in life. We truly feel it is just that simple for all to make a better way."
CAROLYN LEE JONES is returning to the JazzFest! Carolyn is an accomplished and vibrant vocalist with an open, easy, smooth and classy style and terrific musicians backing her up. With influences ranging from Julie London, Anita O'Day and Shirley Horn to Tony Bennett, Diana Krall and Laura Nyro, Carolyn Lee Jones combines a love of both jazz and modern music with an eclectic repertoire.
LARRY LAMPKIN is also bringing his passionate vocals, hot guitar licks and exciting showmanship back to the JazzFest! Larry is a unique songwriter who writes about everyday life experiences, and is one of the most exciting new blues guitar players coming onto the scene today. Greatly influenced by the sounds of Texas, Chicago, and Delta blues, he is a passionate artist who performs from the soul. Larry raised the roof on the Gazebo last year - don't miss his return!
MISS MARCY & HER TEXAS SUGAR DADDY’S Miss Marcy put on a mesmerizing stage performance last year at our first JazzJam. Miss Marcy performs with a style derived from a number of Divas from the first part of the 20th century; including Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Big Mama Thornton. She is an entertainer, not just a singer. So much so that she was Voted Best Blues Act by the Dallas Observer for 2013!
Growing up in a house frequently populated by guests including Freddie King, Little Joe Blue and Ernie Johnson, helped shape the future for TUTU JONES. He was 4 ½ years old when he first began his musical career as a drummer. The ensuing years have created what some call "the living personification of the sound of South Dallas, where Blues and Soul meet and are stronger for it."
And now a word from some of our sponsors!
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North Texas Civil Rights Project
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justice through litigation, education and social services for
low/moderate-income persons least able to defend themselves.
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