June Jazz again features six weeks of free Tuesday concerts at College

by Joe Wyatt
Published May 23, 2019

Local jazz musicians are tuning up for yet another rhythmical rendition of June Jazz at Amarillo College, where free Tuesday evening concerts on the Washington Street Campus reign supreme – and not just in June anymore.

June JazzAC’s outdoor concert series has been extended to include two dates in July, a wrinkle that proved popular when first incorporated a year ago.

This year, the 24th season of June Jazz will feature six free Tuesday concerts – June 4 through July 9 – staged on the porch of the Experimental Theatre. Patrons are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets and fan out in the spaciousness afforded by the Oeschger Family Mall and surrounding lawns.

“We expanded June Jazz last year due to popular demand, and our loyal following did not disappoint,” Dr. Jim Laughlin, professor of music and originator of June Jazz, said. “They kept coming and their enthusiasm never waned.

“Generous community supporters have committed to sponsoring our concerts this year, and we’ll celebrate our 24th year by featuring many of our local jazz favorites.”

This year's line-up:
June 4 – Polk Street Jazz
June 11 – The Martinis
June 18 – Esquire Jazz
June 25 – Amarillo Jazz Society Big Band
July 2 – Austin Brazille
July 9 – Bowers City Jazz

Food, beverages, & well-behaved pets are welcome.

June Jazz also will be broadcast by AC's radio station, FM90, so if you can't make it, listen live to each concert from 7:30 to 9pm on either 89.9 FM or at on the web.

Amarillo College is grateful to the following generous sponsors of June Jazz: FirstBank Southwest, Hello Amarillo, Tarpley Music, Dee & Oth Miller, and Mark & Terry White!