Celebrating living jazz artists with a big band sound
This local professional big band was born in 2010, the idea of Tim Ishii, Dan Cavanagh and Ken Edwards, who are all jazz professors at the University of Texas at Arlington. Made up of DFW musicians, the American Jazz Composers Orchestra is dedicated to promoting and documenting new works for large jazz ensembles that are created by American composers. Focusing primarily on living composers, the group accomplishes its mission through performances, recordings, commissions, artist residencies, partnerships and educational outreach.
Levitt Pavilion General Information:
Concerts are FREE and family friendly, except for the Styx concert on Oct. 10, which requires a ticket purchase. The Levitt Pavilion is located at 100 W. Abram St. in Founders Plaza on the corner of Abram and Center streets. For directions and parking, please see Directions & Parking. The Levitt is an open-lawn seating, outdoor concert venue. Visitors to the FREE concerts should bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. Picnics and coolers are welcome to the FREE concerts. Please do not bring glass containers to the Levitt. Concessions are sold at the Levitt, including beer and wine. For additional information, please visit our FAQs, call the 24-hour information line at 817.543.4301, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.