April 19, 2019

THURSDAY, OCT. 17, 2019 at 8:00 PM | LITTLE ROCK

Season Sponsor: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

“What initially drew me to this Raleigh, North Carolina-based quartet is that in addition to the unique mix of bluegrass, folk and Americana tunes they harmonize so beautifully on is the fact that they typically crowd around a single, large, silver radio microphone. And that’s not the band’s only nod to the past.”
Huffington Post

April 23, 2019

THURSDAY, NOV. 14, 2019 at 8:00 PM | LITTLE ROCK

Season Sponsor: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

“[Marsalis’s] playing is eccentric within graceful boundaries, concerned with polyrhythm as science, history and gamesmanship, full of technique used to nonslick ends…Discipline and strategy are written deeply into the band.”
New York Times

April 23, 2019

THURSDAY, DEC. 5, 2019 at 8:00 PM | LITTLE ROCK

Season Sponsor: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

"A wonderfully charismatic performer with a show­stopping voice and an unabashedly old­fashioned repertoire."
The Washington Post

April 23, 2019

THURSDAY, JAN. 30, 2020 at 8:00 PM | LITTLE ROCK

Season Sponsor: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

“An elegant force of musical invention, Fred Hersch can not be discounted in any discussion of the top contemporary jazz pianists.”
LA Times

April 19, 2019

THURSDAY, FEB. 20, 2020 at 8:00 PM | LITTLE ROCK

Season Sponsor: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

“Cleary embodies the heart and soul of the Crescent City, keeping the sound and the fury of its legendary piano pounders alive and kicking.”
No Depression

August 07, 2019

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 26, 2020 at 7:30 PM | LITTLE ROCK

“Now living in the States, Villafranca has emerged as a commanding presence on the jazz scene, not just in the U.S. but throughout the world.”
DownBeat

April 23, 2019

THURSDAY, MAR. 12, 2020 at 8:00 PM | LITTLE ROCK

Season Sponsor: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

“In a short­attention­span world overloaded with sensory stimulation, there aren’t many artists who can stop you in your tracks with a single song.”
American Songwriter

April 22, 2019

THURSDAY, MAR. 26, 2020 at 8:00 PM | LITTLE ROCK

Season Sponsor: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

"…[Mary Gauthier’s] Rifles and Rosary Beads, is not only one of the most arresting American singer-songwriter records in recent years, but one of the most vital pieces of art to come out of those two wars.”
Rolling Stone Country

April 23, 2019

THURSDAY, APR. 16, 2020 at 8:00 PM | LITTLE ROCK

Season Sponsor: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

“Ranky Tanky proved that exotic music can be both unfamiliar enough to be surprising, and yet familiar enough to provoke swinging hips and nodding heads. When it works, it’s the best of both worlds.”
Paste

April 23, 2019

THURSDAY, APR. 23, 2020 at 8:00 PM | LITTLE ROCK

Season Sponsor: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

“This young musician and composer is at once reestablishing the artistic, cultural, and social tradition of jazz while creating an entirely new jazz language for the 21st century.”
MacArthur Foundation