Celebrate Halloween weekend in the high fashion of the Jazz Age—costumes encouraged! From underground speakeasies to free-dancing flappers, the Roaring ‘20s were a time of revelry, joie de vivre, and jazz. The pantheon of 1920s musicians include Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Sidney Bechet, Jelly Roll Morton, Joe “King” Oliver, James P. Johnson, Fletcher Henderson, Frankie Trumbauer, Paul Whiteman, Roger Wolfe Kahn, Bix Beiderbecke, Adelaide Hall, and Bing Crosby.
Parker Jazz Club presents Jazz Age selections as performed by the Parker House Band, featuring pianist Ryan Davis, bassist Ben Triesch, drummer Jeremy Bruch, and multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Kris Kimura. Spooky lighting and the best sound in the city (designed by Steve Durr Designs) are engineered by Mac McDonnell.
“There’s a haunting ballroom scene in The Shining where Jack Torrance walks into a sophisticated 1920s soirée in full swing with guests in elegant tuxes and sparkly dresses with bobbed hair—‘Midnight, the Stars and You’ by Ray Noble and His Orchestra wafts through the room, with Al Bowlly singing—and they're all essentially fashionable ghosts with great taste in music. That’s the vibe for our Halloween weekend,” says Kris Kimura. "And yes, we'll be playing those charts!"
MAKE YOUR RESERVATION
Tickets are $30. Reservations are required. No refunds.
The show will also be available via livestream at parkerjazzclub.com/livestream, generously sponsored by local nonprofit Texas Jazz Society. Online donations are welcome—all proceeds benefit Texas Jazz Society’s mission to keep jazz alive and thriving in Texas.
Parker continues to operate at limited capacity. Face masks are recommended. While dancing is not discouraged, please note that Parker does not have a dedicated dance floor.