A legendary jazz drummer and elder statesman of groove
Please note: Because of the weather forecast, this concert has been relocated to Texas Hall on the UTA Campus. Concert time is the same, 8 p.m., however, the concert is now indoors, so please disregard the programmed info at the bottom of this page and do not bring chairs, coolers or pets to Texas Hall. Many thanks!
Legendary jazz drummer, Jimmy Cobb, a mostly self-taught musician, is the elder statesman of all the Miles Davis bands. Jimmy’s inspirational work with Miles, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderly and Co. spanned 1957 to 1963 and included the masterpiece, Kind of Blue, the most popular jazz recording in history. He also played on Sketches of Spain, Someday My Prince Will Come, Live at Carnegie Hall, Live at the Blackhawk, Porgy and Bess, and many other watermark Miles Davis recordings. Jimmy played extensively with Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday, Pearl Bailey, Clark Terry, Dizzy Gillespie and Cannonball Adderly, before joining Miles in 1957. In 1963, Jimmy left Miles but continued to work with Miles’ rhythm section.Jimmy went on to work with Sarah Vaughn for nine years, then continued to freelance throughout the ’70s, ’80s and 90s. Jimmy has played around the world from Newport to Monte Carlo and from Los Angeles to Japan. He has performed for Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter, the Shah of Iran and many other dignitaries in his storied career. Jimmy remains active, not only in New York City, where he leads Jimmy Cobb’s Mob, but on the international circuit including Japan, China, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy and South Africa. Jimmy has traveled every year for the last nine years to Stanford University to teach Master Classes for the University’s Jazz Workshop. He has taught for Parsons: The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City, at the University of Greensboro in North Carolina, for The International Center for the arts at San Francisco State University, for St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia Canada, for Berklee’s College of Music in Boston and at numerous educational institutions all over the globe.
Join us on the lawn!
There is limited seating available for this concert. To attend, you can reserve one space by clicking here. You may two to eight people in your space (the people in your square should be family members). You must show proof of your reservation with your printed ticket or your ticket on your phone at the gates to enter the lawn. Everyone in your square must also have proof of your reservation to be admitted. Seating is in socially distanced squares marked on the lawn. Squares are first-come, first-served. You can reserve one square only. Gates open at 6:15 p.m. Opening artists begin at 7 p.m., followed by the headliners at 8 p.m. You must wear a mask to enter the lawn. Once you are in your square, you can remove your mask to eat and drink. You must wear a mask any time you leave your square. Once the concert is over, please leave the lawn as quickly as possible. While at the Levitt, please stay a socially distanced 6 feet away from Levitt crew, staff, artists and volunteers. Please bring your own food, beverages, chairs and blankets. No glass containers, please. Parking is free. For directions to the Levitt, please see Directions & Parking.
For your health and safety
The Levitt has taken required health and safety precautions to help make your visit to the lawn as safe as possible during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Antibacterial stations are located by the restrooms and throughout the concert area. A cleaning crew will sanitize the bathrooms before, during and after concerts. Please do not attend concerts if you are not feeling well, have a temperature of 100 degrees or higher, or have been exposed to the virus. Thank you for following safety protocols of social distancing and wearing a mask. Stopping the spread of COVID-19 is up to all of us.