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support scholarships for Arkansas high school music students to attend the University of Arkansas in Monticello summer Jazz Camp along with free and low cost jazz concerts presenting local and national jazz musicians.

Hot Springs Jazz Society's Mission Statement
The Hot Springs Jazz Society is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation, presentation and perpetuation of jazz, one of America’s great original art forms.
Goals to achieve this mission are:
To provide music scholarships for qualified jazz students
To foster a greater awareness of jazz music through live performances
To support jazz performing artists by sponsoring live events showcasing their talent

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Sep 23, 2019



No Cover, No Smoking

Food served.  Voted BEST BURGERS in HOT SPRINGS!

Thursday, October 10

7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Brandon Dorris on saxophone


Brandon Dorris is a multi-woodwind artist who has been playing professionally for more than 15 years. Brandon studied saxophone at the University of Central Arkansas with Dr. Jackie Lamar and played with many UCA ensembles while gigging at night and on the weekends. After working as a showband musician with Carnival Cruise lines, playing jazz, rock, R&B, island, and pop music for thousands of new people each week, Brandon returned to land and began writing music for his band, TwiceSax, and playing with local professional arts organizations, including the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Arkansas Repertory Theater, Argenta Community Theatre, and the River City Men’s Chorus, along with local bands like the Real Band, The Tom Tiratto Orchestra, and the Big John Miller Band. He also frequently performs with national touring shows like The Rat Pack is Back, High School Musical: The Broadway Tour, Chicago, and more. Brandon has shared the stage with the Temptations, Wayne Newton, Natalie Cole, Jon Faddis, the Four Tops, the Kings of R&B, Patti Austin, Ann Hampton Calloway, and many others. His influences include John Coltrane, Chris Potter, Miles Davis, Coleman Hawkins, Michael Brecker, and Dave Douglas on his composition and improvisation.

Brandon will be joined by



May 30, 2019


Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa

Dance All Your Cares Away !!!

Starts at 3:00pm



September 22

October 13

November 10

December 8

New Year's Eve Party!

December 31 (8:30-12:30)


Arlington Resort Hotel Crystal Ballroom, 239 Central, Hot Springs 

  The Stardust Big Band continues to attract dancers from states that border Arkansas since Stardust provides fantastic live dance music so often missing in area events. 

Though Stardust performs for many weddings and special events their impetus is on providing a live dancing experience each month at the Arlington Hotel and Spa.

Admission is only $10, but is free for students 18 years and younger.

Dancers from Memphis, St. Louis, Texarkana, Austin and Houston continue to frequent this monthly event to enjoy and practice their dance routines. 

The evening’s entertainment promises as much for viewing as dancing since area dance instructors bring their students to practice dancing in a live musical venue.

This powerhouse 17 piece big band, organized in 1982, is the only big band consistently performing in Arkansas.  The popular TV show "Dancing With The Stars" would be hard pressed to compete with some of the professional dancers that attend this event !!!  Come and see for yourself!!!

For information call: 501-767-5482

May 16, 2018

Listen to KUHS-FM 102.5

(and on the web at

 every Saturday morning

10AM to 1PM

for great jazz!!!






A very short bio on the Hot Springs Jazz Society:


January 1992 is the birthday of the Hot Springs Jazz Society, and the date of its first official membership meeting.

This organization was founded to perpetuate, preserve and promote the jazz music, an original American art form.

The mission is partially accomplished through a scholarship program that sends qualified music students to the summer jazz camp at the University of Arkansas -Monticello.

The mission is further accomplished by providing jazz music events in the Hot Springs area, most notably the free outdoor JazzFest concert held every September over Labor Day weekend with 2019 marking the festival's 28th year (August 29 - September ).


The efforts of the Hot Springs Jazz Society have brought national recognition to our jazz events, resulting in increased tourism and nationally known artists requesting performance appearances at JazzFest.



The Hot Springs Jazz Society is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to perpetuating, promoting and preserving Jazz Music, an original American art form. The Jazz Society is funded in part by the Arkansas Arts Council, Hot Springs Advertising and Promotion Commission, Arts on Tour, Weyerhaeuser Foundation and Elisabeth Wagner Foundation along with numerous other corporate and private sponsors.