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West Texas Jazz Party celebrates 58 years of music in Odessa

World’s longest running jazz party to celebrate 58 years in Odessa

The West Texas Jazz Society’s 58th Annual West Texas Jazz Party,  billed as the longest running Jazz party worldwide, will return to Odessa May 30 through June 1 from 7-11 p.m. at the Odessa Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.

The three-day jazz party is set to treat visitors to numerous concerts by some of the greatest jazz musicians, as well as a VIP reception and dinner for patrons and musicians.

Scheduled to perform are musicians Jon Erik Kellso, Peter Anderson, John Allred, Dan Barrett, Daniela Soledade, Nate Najar, Frank Tate, Richard Simon, Chuck Redd, Ricky Malichi, Johnny Varro, Brian Piper and others.

The schedule kicks off the night of Thursday, May 30 with a reception for patrons and musicians at 5:30 p.m., followed by a concert by Wally Minko and friends from 7-11 p.m. in the Devonian Ballroom themed “Music for Dancing.” On Friday night May 31, the schedule will follow the same timing—dinner for patrons and musicians followed by a concert in the ballroom. And on Saturday, June 1, the party will include a brunch concert from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the ballroom, with a late-night concert from 7-11 p.m. happening there too.

General admission tickets for each paid performance start at $50 per person and Patron Passes are $250 and include reserved seating for all paid performances. Special group room rates available at the Odessa Marriott for $159 per night. For more info and to purchase tickets, click here.

“Odessa’s Jazz Party is famous for its longevity and caliber of musicians that love to come and perform for you,” according to the West Texas Jazz Society.

 

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