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Jun 14, 2019

 

EVERY THURSDAY 

No Cover, No Smoking

Food served.  Voted BEST BURGERS in HOT SPRINGS!

Thursday, July 25

7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Barry McVinney on saxophone

     Dr. Barry McVinney has led an eclectic musical life.  He grew up in the smallest town closest to New York City, Irvington-on-Hudson (pop. 6,000.)  Other residents included jazz greats Stan Getz, Mel Lewis, and Bob James, but he found a great, though less-known, teacher and mentor named Tom Carpenter with whom he studied saxophone, flute, clarinet, and jazz improvisation for ten year.  His college career began at Hunter College in NY City where the jazz program was led by legendary bassist Milt Hinton, and continued at Fredonia State College in western NY state where he completed a BA in music theory while studying clarinet, while playing in the award-winning student run Jazz ensemble.

     While playing lead alto sax in their jazz bands, he earned graduate degrees in flute performance from Texas and Nebraska (institutions better known for football than for their fine music programs) Dr. McVinney taught at Howard Payne University, Ouachita Baptist University, and University of Arkansas in Little Rock before accepting his current positions as Music Instructor and Chair of Fine Arts at Pulaski Technical College, and Adjunct Instructor at Hendrix College. 

     As one of the foremost instrumentalists in the state he shows up with his instruments just about anywhere a flute, saxophone or clarinet is needed, at the Rep for musicals, at Robinson Center for Arkansas Symphony Pops, or touring shows like “Wicked”, at the Afterthought for Monday night jazz, at Trinity Church to perform with the River City Men’s Chorus, or at Second Presbyterian Church to perform flute duets with his wife, Diane.


Barry will be joined by

    

 

May 30, 2019

           

Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa

Dance All Your Cares Away !!!

Starts at 3:00pm

 

Sundays

June 23

July 28

August 25

September 22

 

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

www.stardustband.net

May 16, 2018



Listen to KUHS-FM 102.5

(and on the web at

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 every Saturday morning

10AM to 1PM


for great jazz!!!

                    

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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.