Closed Until Further Notice

April 6, 2020

We are going on a week by week basis here at the Lounge. We are closed until at least late April and then we will reassess based on information and guidelines. Thank you and stay safe.



Joe McCarthy The New York Bop Alliance

February 21, 2020

The New York Afro Bop Alliance is led by drummer Joe McCarthy, Latin Grammy Award winning bandleader. The NY Afro Bop Alliance Big Band has just released its seventh recording Upwards on the ZoHo Record Label and looks forward to presenting this new music in a more intimate setting with a sextet at Scat Lounge. Two shows at 8 & 10pm. Tickets on sale Now!


A Merry Little Christmas Show with Ricki Derek Two Nights

December 19, 2019

In it's 11th year! Ricki Derek and his Orchestra return for a holiday classic of a show. It's filled with your favorite Christmas tunes with new and exciting arrangements. Inspired by the great Christmas television specials that Sinatra, Dino, Bing, and Bob Hope used to put on, Ricki and friends bring laughter and the spirit of the holidays to Scat Jazz Lounge. 7:30PM & 9:30PM on Thursday December 19th and 8PM & 10PM shows on Friday, December 20th.


Chris Milyo Big Band Perform Ellington & Strayhorns Nutcracker

December 12, 2019

Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn have arranged the infamous Tchaikovsky Nutcracker suite that we all know and love into a swingin' big band set! Along with other selections from the famous big bands of the era, the Chris Milyo big band is sure to set the mood for a great night of music, drinks and friends! Tickets on sale now via the calendar page.


Andrew Synowiec & trioKait

November 7, 2019

Joining forces for a special Texas tour, Grammy-winning guitarist Andrew Synowiec and fusion supergroup trioKAIT present a jam-packed double bill of their original music. You may not know Andrew Synowiec by name, but chances are you’ve heard his guitar playing! Synowiec has played on thousands of recording sessions, working for artists such as Michael Bublé, Barbara Streisand and Seal as well as film scores like The Greatest Showman, Coco and Frozen (including the infectious song "Let It Go"). Andrew has now released his first full length album, Second Story, an instrumental mixture of Rock, Jazz and Blues that has received high praise and wide-ranging air play. trioKAIT is: Kait Dunton on piano and keyboards, Cooper Appelt on electric bass, and Jake Reed on drums. Fused together via Kait’s unconventional compositions, the trio melds into a laser-focused single entity, bringing a modern, tight and groovy concept to the piano trio format. Six years and three albums in, trioKAIT has developed a dynamic group sound and acquired many accolades along the way, including 4.5 stars in Downbeat and top spots on the JazzWeek charts for each album. Tickets on sale now.


Scat's Roaring Twenties Halloween Party

October 25, 2019

It's the Roaring 20’s when Gangsters ruled, Jazz was king, and “Bathtub Gin” was the drink of choice. Come down to the Scat Jazz Lounge ‘Speakeasy’ this Halloween and be a part of our 11th annual "A Roaring Twenties Halloween Party.” Entertainment by THE 20's era band...The Texas Gypsies. Best costume prizes. Call for a reservation request 817-870-9100. $15 Cover.


Ricki Derek & his Big Band Return

September 27, 2019

Two shows, one great night! There is nothing like the power and fun of Ricki with his awesome big band. You wont believe how swinging this band is and good it sounds at Scat. You'll here some classic Count Basie with Sinatra arrangements as well as some modern tunes with an old school twist. There will be an 8pm Show and a 10pm show. Reserved seat tickets are available now by going to the calendar page link.


Ornette Coleman Tribute

July 11, 2019

Its been 60 years since the release of "The Shape of Jazz to Come". Flipside with guest Pete Clagett pay tribute to a jazz legend and his music. 8:30pm, $5 cover at the door.


Larry Braggs Two Great Nights, Back to Back

May 31, 2019

Larry Braggs was the lead vocalist for the legendary soul band Tower of Power for 14 years. In addition to recording 3 solo CDs, and 3 CDs with Tower of Power, Braggs has also added his soulful vocals to the projects of David Sanborn, Marcus Miller, CTA, and many others. Larry is also lead vocalist for CTA (California Transit Authority), led by Danny Seraphine, the original drummer for Chicago. He is now a member of the word famous Temptations. Larry's command of the stage and captivating vocals have gained him the respect and praise of his peers and fans all over the world. Don't miss this two time grammy nominated performer taking the Scat stage by storm. Larry will be in the house May 31st & June 1st! Reservations requests accepted by calling 817-870-9100.


The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra Live

February 8, 2019

Scat Jazz Lounge is honored to host The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra directed by Scotty Barnhart and featuring Carmen Bradford. In the history of Jazz music, there is only one bandleader that has the distinction of having his orchestra still performing sold out concerts all over the world, with members personally chosen by him, for over 30 years after his passing. Pianist and bandleader William James “Count” Basie was and still is an American institution that personifies the grandeur and excellence of Jazz. The Count Basie Orchestra, today directed by Scotty Barnhart, has won every respected jazz poll in the world at least once, won 18 Grammy Awards, performed for Kings, Queens, and other world Royalty, appeared in several movies, television shows, at every major jazz festival and major concert hall in the world. Don't miss this rare treat at the Lounge. Two shows 8 & 10pm, one amazing night.

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Chicago's Caroline Davis Returns

February 7, 2019

Chicago's Caroline Davis has performed with various groups including Zing!, Pedway, Tomorrow Music Orchestra, James Davis Quintet, and Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls. In addition, she has received a wide range of accolades including a Downbeat outstanding soloist award (2006), and performances with Sisters in Jazz as a part of IAJE (2005). Don't miss Caroline's return to Scat.


Hungarian Vocalist Sugarka at the Lounge

February 5, 2019

Hungarian jazz vocalist and recording artist, Sugárka makes her Scat Jazz Lounge debut. Having performed in various international jazz projects she launched her debut album, Las Puertas Abiertas (The Open Gates) in 2013, and her second album, You’re Calling Me, in 2017. Sugárka’s original Spanish lyrics on ’Everyone Deserves a Second Chance’ was approved by Grammy award nominee Raul Midón and became the title song of her debut album. She has had several appearances on national television live programs, radio broadcasts, and has been working as an independent performing and recording artist since the beginning of her career. Sugárka composes her originals in Spanish, English, and Hungarian creatively blending multicultural musical influences: bossanova, tango, samba, flamenco, Hungarian folksongs, and also rhythms in odd meter with jazz. “Sugárka’s openness to the world and to its wonders has shaped into songs … that are crowned by her delicate voice.” - JAZZMA MAGAZINE

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NYE Party with Red Young & his Hot Horns

December 31, 2018

In it's 11th year as THE party for New Year's Eve, we're bringing in 2019 with a bang. There is nothing like ringing in the New Year at Scat Jazz Lounge. It’s simply the coolest way to celebrate. This year we have another fantastic show for you with the incomparable sounds of Red Young & His Hot Horns. Featuring Red on Hammond Organ and Vocals, John Bryant on drums and the Hot Horns, it will be a swinging & grooving night. Red will have you dancing and smiling as you sip on a classic cocktail and welcome another new year in style. Please dress to impress. Don't forget that there are plenty of great hotels in walking distance from Scat, so make a night of it. Tickets include admission, party favors, passed finger foods, balloon drop, & champagne toast at midnight. Dinner will not be served. Tickets available now.

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Ronnie Cuber CANCELLED

November 8, 2018

Due to circumstances beyond our control, Ronnie Cuber's scheduled performance has been cancelled. Refunds will be automatic though Tickets to the City.

Ronnie Cuber is coming to the Lounge. This tribute night will feature music arranged by the great Ronnie Cuber. Cuber has been the the most sought after baritone saxophonist for both jazz and pop artists for the last 50 years. He has played and recorded with legends such as Frank Sinatra, Maynard Furgeson, Frank Zappa, Steely Dan, Horace Silver George Benson, Paul Simon, Lonnie Smith and the Saturday Night Live Band. Come hear this living legend. Tickets on sale now.


Cliburn Sessions Season Begins at the Lounge

October 25, 2018

Pianist Aaron Diehl is one of the most sought-after jazz virtuosos, consistently playing with what The New York Times describes as “melodic precision, harmonic erudition, and elegant restraint.” Diehl’s meticulously thought-out performances, collaborations, and compositions are a leading force in today’s generation of jazz contemporaries, spearheading a distinct union of traditional and fresh artistry. Recent highlights include serving as music director for the Jazz at Lincoln Center New Orleans Songbook concert series, performing in the New York premiere of Philip Glass’ complete Etudes at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and touring with Grammy®-nominated jazz singer Cécile McLorin Salvant. 8pm Tickets available through


Johnny Reno Thursdays July 19th & 26th

July 12, 2018

Fort Worth's own "king of the swingin' lounge sound" returns to Scat for a couple of Thursdays in July. Johnny will be backed by his band, The Bitchin' Cameros. These Thursdays couldn't get much cooler in July, so get those feet ready for tapping and put on your drinking shoes. The band hits at 8:30.


A Valentine's Day Soiree with Mahogany the Artist

February 14, 2018

The best way to spend Valentine's Day is right here at your favorite, oh-so, swanky lounge. This year we have Mahogany the Artist performing some of the most romantic music ever written. Each ticket includes a special treat for the lady. So have an early dinner and stroll on over to your favorite Speakeasy and we'll take care of the rest. Doors at 7pm. More info and tickets here Purchase Tickets Here


A "Phat" Fat Tuesday Ya'll

February 13, 2018

We're celebrating Fat Tuesday and the city of New Orleans. Drink specials, no cover, and free beans and rice...while they last. You're toes will be tapping all night. More info on the calendar.


New Orleans own Ashlin Parker Hits the Lounge

October 13, 2017

Grammy-winner Ashlin Parker began studying trumpet at age 10 and earned his high school diploma from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where he studied classical trumpet. Parker was accepted into the University of New Orleans, completing a Masters of Music in 2009. Ashlin then began touring and recording with Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO), winning the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album. Straight from New Orleans and performing with the Chris Milyo Band featuring JE McKissic on vocals. Don't miss this exceptional night.


Delfeayo Marsalis with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz All-Star Sextet, featuring Lisa Henry

May 12, 2017

Internationally renowned recording artist, composer, producer, and NEA Jazz Master Delfeayo Marsalis is joined by The Thelonious Monk Institute OfJazz All-Star Sextet and vocalist Lisa Henry for one great evening of music. Internationally renowned recording artist, composer, producer, and NEA Jazz Master Delfeayo Marsalis is one of the top trombonists on the scene today. A member of today’s “royal family of jazz,” he grew up along with his talented brothers in the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans, where he gained a deep respect for this music’s great tradition and sensibilities. Lisa Henry is a dynamic vocalist with a combination of swingin’ cool and down home class. Henry was a winner of the 1994 Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Vocals Competition and was later named an International Jazz Ambassador to Africa. Two shows 8 and 10pm. As usual you must be 21 to attend. Go to the link on our calendar page to purchase tickets now.


Keith Karns Big Band Cd Release Show

April 6, 2017

Keith Karns is an award winning trumpeter, composer and bandleader living in Denton Texas. Keith's original compositions represent the bleeding edge of the contemporary while maintaining a firm grasp on the legacy of his predecessors. Keith’s big band features some of the best young jazz musicians in the country. More than master instrumentalists, each member of Keith's band is possessed with a totally individual creative voice, and by working together they are able to express a truly awesome musical identity. Keith’s music can be heard on his 2012 debut album Thought and Memory as well on the University of North Texas One O’clock Lab Band album Lab 2013 and on the Lab 2014.


New Years Eve Soiree with Liz Mikel

December 31, 2016

In it's 10th year as THE party for New Year's Eve, we're bringing in 2017 with a bang. There is nothing like bringing in the New Year at Scat Jazz Lounge. It’s simply the coolest way to celebrate the arrival of 2017. This year we have quite the show for you. The amazing Liz Mikel will be your entertainment and what an entertainer she is. A consummate all-around performer, Liz’s infectious spirit endears her to her audience members. Liz is a…POWERHOUSE! She is a larger than life lady with a larger than life voice and presence that will grab your heart and won’t let go. She will have you dancing and smiling as you sip on a classic cocktail and welcome another new year in style. Please dress to impress. Don't forget that there are plenty of great hotels in walking distance from Scat, so make a night of it. Tickets include admission, party favors, passed finger foods, balloon drop, & champagne toast at midnight. This is a ticketed event, so check the calendar for link.



March 25, 2016


Cliburn Festival at Scat

February 19, 2016

Cliburn Festival: Jazz Each concert within the Festival takes a look at how a particular, fundamental element of American culture has played a role in the creation of great, classical music. This performance looks at the distinctly american art form of Jazz music and how it has influenced classical music composition. Featuring: Henry Kramer, piano; the Attacca Quartet; Ava Pine, soprano; & Jonathan Beyer, baritone. For tickets please go to

Performances begin at 7:30.


Luke Wade

January 7, 2016

Local favorite and Fort Worth native, Luke Wade hits the Scat stage. A life-long musician, Luke was also a Top 8 Finalist from Season 7 of NBC’s Emmy Award-winning music competition, “The Voice”. Since his run on the show, Luke has headlined over 200 dates and opened for Patti LaBelle, Andy Grammer, MKTO, Train, Daughtry, Blue October, Green River Ordinance, Ingrid Michelson, Jerry Jeff Walker, OAR, and David Cook. Tickets on sale now.


Leon Bridges at Scat

June 20, 2015


Three Great Nights at Scat...Every Week

March 1, 2015

We now have three great musical series at Scat. Each night unique in its own right. Sundays is the long running Black Dog Jam. This is great hang. The Black Dog band leads this laid back night where you never know who is going to show up and sit in. There is no cover for this long running Fort Worth tradition. Tuesdays lean on the traditional side of things for Straight Ahead - The Music of the Blue Note Label. This is really a good night for music lovers and listeners. A few drink specials and no cover make this one a no brainer for creative ways to spend a Tuesday night. Its an all star line up performing the timeless music of the iconic Blue Note record label. And if all this isn't enough, Wednesdays have taken off with Up Close and Personal with Shelley Carrol. The one and only Shelley Carrol turns hump day into a musical journey that will have those feet tapping. Once a month Shelley mixes his music with local poets as well. No cover. Come on out and experience all of our weekly shows. Each night is always different and always worth it.


Chris Milyo Big Band Perform Ellington & Strayhorns Nutcracker

December 18, 2014

Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn have arranged the infamous Tchaikovsky Nutcracker suite that we all know and love into a swingin' big band set! Along with other selections from the famous big bands of the era, the Chris Milyo big band is sure to set the mood for a great night of music, drinks and friends! Tickets on sale now.


Roseanna Vitro

January 9, 2014

Hear Grammy Nominated Vocalist, Roseanna Vitro , featuring pianist Pat Coil (currently touring with Michael McDonald), violin virtuoso Sara Caswell (straight from New York's Village Vanguard with Esperanza Spalding), bassist great, Dean Johnson and drummer/composer Tim Horner. Catch this great group on tour in a special performance featuring songs from Roseanna's Grammy Nominated cd., "The Music of Randy Newman", plus music from her upcoming, "Clairty, The Music of Clare Fischer" and highlights from 11 critically acclaimed recordings. Randy Newman says, "Roseanna is a great artist." Show begins at 8PM, doors open at 7PM.


Cheryl Bentyne of the Manhattan Transfer

September 25, 2013

Tickets are on sale now! Cheryl Bentyne a member of The Manhattan Transfer since 1979, brings her exquisit solo performance to Scat for one wonderful evening of music. Today, Cheryl not only logs over 200 live performances per year with The Manhattan Transfer, but also wows listeners with her solo performances, as evidenced on her most recent solo release, LET'S MISBEHAVE, THE COLE PORTER SONGBOOK.

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A Tribute to Charles Mingus

September 18, 2013

Charles Mingus was a highly influential American jazz double bassist, composer and bandleader. Mingus's compositions retained the hot and soulful feel of hard bop while sometimes drawing on elements of Third Stream, free jazz, and classical music. Yet Mingus avoided categorization, forging his own brand of music that fused tradition with unique and unexplored realms of jazz. He once cited Duke Ellington and church as his main influences. Bassist Paul Unger has put together a stellar line up to pay tribute to this jazz icon by performing the AH UM album. This great ensemble includes; Jim Riggs, Dave Monsch, Tony Baker, Dave Zoller, and Dennis Durick. TICKETS ON SALE NOW. All seats $10

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Ellis Marsalis Performs

April 3, 2013

Ellis Marsalis is regarded by many as the premier modern jazz pianist in New Orleans. Marsalis has appeared on NBC's Today show with host Bryant Gumbel; the Tonite show with both Johnny Carson and Jay Leno; the Arsenio Hall show with pianist Marcus Roberts; the Charlie Rose show; Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood; ABC's Good Morning America with Spencer Christian, as well as several local and regional television shows. In 1984 Marsalis and New Orleans singer/actress Joanne "Lady BJ" Creighton shared honors at the Ace Awards ceremony for the best single music program on cable television.

Marsalis continues to be active as a performing pianist leading, and occasionally touring, his own quartet. He has several recordings on the CBS-SONY label and currently releases recordings on his own recording label, ELM RECORDS, developed with his wife Dolores and son Jason.

He performs tonight in support of the Adonis Rose Endowed Scholarship at UTA. Tickets on sale now, just go to the calendar and click.


Scat Turns Five - A Anniversary Celebration

January 17, 2013

We're having our 5th Year Birthday Party at Scat. January 17th is our celebration of five years in Ft Worth's Sundance Square. Through the years you have been coming down the alley to your favorite speakeasy and we appreciate it. We're opening the doors at 8pm with no cover charge and great drink specials all night long. On stage will be the amazing Shelley Carrol joined throughout the night by some of the fantastic performers we have had over the past years. From top 100 Jazz Clubs in the World by Downbeat magazine to Favorite Live Music Venue by FW Weekly, its been a great ride and we're having a great time. Here's to the next 5!


Cary, Ricki, & Neil


Scat Named as One of the Best Jazz Clubs in the World

December 2, 2012

Scat Jazz Lounge was named, once again, in the latest issue of Downbeat magazine as one of "the Best 100 Jazz Clubs in the World"! We are always proud to be in good company. Thanks to you all for keeping us going and for spreading the word.


Bertha Coolidge Reunion

June 19, 2012

The reunion show of this Fort Worth favorite. Come early cause its gonna fill up fast. Guitarist Matt Hornbeck and his Trio open the show.


Delfeayo Marsalis Performs July 22nd

July 22, 2011

Delfeayo is a member of the Marsalis "Royal" family of jazz musicians: father Ellis Marsalis, Jr. (piano), and brothers Branford Marsalis (saxophone), Wynton Marsalis (trumpet), and Jason Marsalis (drum set). Delfeayo is one of the top trombonists, composers and producers in jazz today. Known for his “technical excellence, inventive mind and frequent touches of humor…” (Leonard Feather, Los Angeles Times), he is “…one of the best, most imaginative and musical of the trombonists of his generation.” (Philip Elwood, San Francisco Examiner.) In January 2011, Delfeayo and family (Ellis, Branford, Wynton and Jason) earned the nation’s highest jazz honor – a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award. This is going to be a magical night of jazz. Tickets are on sale now.

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Wess "Warmdaddy" Anderson

June 28, 2011

Wess "Warmdaddy" Anderson has recorded and released three solo albums, entitled "Warmdaddy in the Garden of Swing", "The Ways of Warmdaddy", and "Live at the Village Vanguard”. In 1988, he became a member of Wynton Marsalis’ Septet, with which he toured and recorded for seven years, and has been a member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra since it began touring in 1992. addition to his vast professional performance experience, Wess is also a frequent participant in Jazz at Lincoln Center educational events, served on the faculty of the Juilliard Institute for Jazz Studies and Michigan State University College of Music jazz studies program. Don't miss this up-close evening with this great jazz talent.

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A Sinatra Celebration with Ricki Derek & his Orchestra

May 13, 2011

In honor of Frank Sinatra's passing on May 14th 1998, we have brought back Ricki Derek's fabulous tribute to the Chairman. A performance of some of Frank's more popular songs as well as all the sides off of "It Might as Well be Swing"...SInatra's classic album with Count Basie. All performed by Ricki and his Orchestra including strings. Tickets are on sale Monday April 25th. Please see the calendar page for more info. One great night with two shows at 8 & 10:30.


Cyrus Chestnut April 22nd

April 22, 2011

An evening with Cyrus Chestnut, a great American jazz pianist, songwriter, and producer. In 2006, Josh Tyrangiel, music critic for Time Magazine, wrote: "What makes Chestnut the best jazz pianist of his generation is a willingness to abandon notes and play space." Chestnut enjoys mixing styles and resists being typecast in any one niche, though his gospel sound is apparent on a number of his recordings. Don't miss this pianist and great musical talent for one night only at Scat. Reserved tickets on sale now Purchase Tickets Here


Electric Miles Show Super Bowl Weekend

February 5, 2011

The excitement of the Super Bowl and the eyes of the world on us, make this world class show a perfect fit. This is a fantastic musical experience. Electric Miles recreates the sounds and music from Miles Davis’ electric period. Covering music from the albums In A Silent Way to Bitches Brew to Jack Johnson and beyond, this band grooves and cooks! Led by bassists Paul Unger, this all star group of international jazz artists includes Stefan Karlsson on keyboards, Brad Leali and Dave Monsch on Saxophones, Pete Clagett on trumpet, Dennis Durick on drums and Noel Johnston on guitar. Sundance Square is providing complimentary valet parking throughout Sundance to make your visit hassle free.


Eddie Gomez Comes to Scat

October 5, 2010

Legendary bassist EDDIE GOMEZ has been on the cutting edge of music for over four decades. The Latin GRAMMY® award-winner’s impressive resumé includes performances with jazz giants such as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Evans, Gerry Mulligan and Benny Goodman. Eddie’s unique sound and style can be heard on hundreds of recordings spanning the worlds of jazz, classical, Latin jazz, rhythm & blues, popular and contemporary music. Scat is proud to present this amazing evening.

Reserved tickets on sale now

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Cyril Neville Comes To Scat

September 21, 2010

Tickets on sale now for this musical legend. One of last great voices of New Orleans. From the Neville Brothers to the Meters as well as performing alongside many musical legends Cyril is a true artist. See this national act up close.


Austin's The Lucky Strikes

July 30, 2010

Austin's own Lucky Strikes make their debut at Scat. A staple in the swanky rooms in Austin for years, this swingin group is finally coming to Fort Worth. Hailed by the press as "the most authentic" of the acts to emerge from the swing revival, The Lucky Strikes have outlasted the trend, thanks to what Billboard calls "snappy rhythms and velvet vocals," as well as sophisticated horn arrangements and a sound that appeals to lovers and dancers of all ages. So grab a drink and snap along to the Lucky Strikes.

Show starts at 9pm.


A Love Supreme: Tribute to John Coltrane

July 8, 2010

Fort Worth Symphony’s, Paul Unger, and International jazz star Shelley

Carrol (Sheryl Crow, Duke Ellington) will recreate John Coltrane’s

seminal jazz album, “A Love Supreme”.

A Love Supreme is often listed amongst the greatest jazz albums of all

time and its influence has been extensive and diverse. Musicians

ranging from John McLaughlin and Carlos Santana to Bono of U2, have

singled out the influence of the album on their own work. It is also

unique in its overt intention to be a spirtual album. Broadly

representative of a personal struggle for purity, it expresses the

artist’s deep gratitude, as he admits to his talent and instrument as

owing to a higher spiritual power.

As a testament to the recording’s historic significance, the

manuscript for the album is one of the National Museum of American

History’s “Treasures of American History”, part of the collection of

the Smithsonian Institution.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear the entire “A Love Supreme”

suite performed live along with other works by John Coltrane. Joining

Paul and Shelley will be Kelly Durbin on piano and Andrew Griffith on



Thelonious Monk Tribute

June 22, 2010

Thelonious Monk is not usually considered a "bebop" piano player, but was part of that small but select group of jazz musicians who were responsible for the birth of a new kind of jazz in the early 1940's, which was at the time called bebop.

In his teens he met Mary Lou Williams, a fine jazz pianist who became a lifelong friend and a major inspiration. By the early 1940's he was playing Harlem clubs like Minton's and Monroe's Uptown House with fellow innovators Kenny Clarke, Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker. In the mid 40's he led groups under his own name, worked with Coleman Hawkins, and was with the Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra for a while; but he did not work regularly until the mid 50's when he finally became recognised for the contribution he had made to the new jazz and recorded some remarkable albums for Riverside.

In 1962 he began recording for Columbia. During the 60's he led a quartet featuring Charlie Rouse on tenor, a group which recorded and toured extensively. He retired from touring and recording in the early seventies. His last recordings were made in Europe in November 1971 while on a 'Giants of Jazz' tour for George Wein.

His piano playing and his compositions have an oddness about them, a strange angularity that is not always easily assimilated, but pays back dividends for those willing to listen. Many of his recordings are of his own compositions but his treatment of Tin Pan Alley standards like "Tea for Two", "Liza", and "Memories of You" show his unique approach to the keyboard.

-The Thelonious Monk Website

Joey Carter and his handpicked band pay tribute to this jazz legend for one night only. Don't miss this great journey through Monk's music. 8:30pm Tuesday June 22nd.


Margo Reymundo Performs May 28th

May 28, 2010

Margo returns from L.A. to Ft. Worth's Scat Jazz lounge and brings to

the stage her own brand of original Bossa-Pop-Jazz that she calls


Organica is an unorthodox hybrid of Pop music that is deeply rooted in

Jazz with thick, ethno-rhythmic grooves created by humans, not

machines, and textured with lush vocals, keys and ambient guitar

arrangements. Fans of Norah Jones, Corinne Bailey Rae, K.T Tunstall,

Jill Scott & ol’ school Sade will embrace Margo’s new definitive

sound. Promoting her original compositions as well as some well known

songs on her most recent release, My Heart's Desire. Also, she is

announcing the release of her up coming album, Saturn Returns,

released on Organica Records distributed by Universal Music Group. Her

band consists of both LA and DFW musicians, Andrew Synowiec, Chris

Wabich, Len Barneett and Brian Warthen.


Mile Davis "Kind of Blue" Tribute Show - March 17th

March 17, 2010

Now is your chance to see a once in a lifetime experience – an authentic recreation of the greatest jazz album of all time, Miles Davis’ “Kind Of Blue”. Some of the most respected and internationally recognized jazz artists of North Texas come together to pay tribute to Miles Davis on the 50th Anniversary of this seminal recording. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear the entire “Kind of Blue” album, exactly as recorded by the Miles Davis Sextet, along with other classic Miles Davis compositions.

The Miles Davis Tribute Band is led by bassist Paul Unger of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Paul’s diverse abilities have also allowed him to perform with such artists as Kevin Eubanks, Bobby Shew, Bob Newhart, Bernadette Peters, Jay Clayton and Andrea Bocelli. He also composed the soundtrack for the recently released film, Seventy-8.

Other band members include:

Trumpet - Chris McGuire.

Chris is a veteran of the Duke Ellington Orchestra, and has performed with Natalie Cole, Diana Ross and Lou Rawls.

Alto Sax – Brad Leali.

Grammy Award winning Mr. Leali is the former leader of the Harry Conick Jr. He also won a Grammy as a member of the Count Basie Band and has perfomed with Freddie Hubbard, Clark Terry, Joe Williams, Jimmy Cobb, Nancy Wilson, Roy Hargrove, The Mingus Big Band, George Duke, Jimmy Smith, Billy Joel, Robert Downey Jr. and Brain McKnight.

Tenor Sax – Dave Monsch.

Currently, Dave is the leader of the Ricki Derek Big Band and the avant garde jazz group, Flipside. Dave’s resume covers the gamut of the music world from Funk, Blues, Pop, Jazz and Avant Garde music. He has performed with such diverse artists as the pop band Deep Blue Something, Bubba Hernandez y Los Super Vatos, Red Young, Bernard Wright, Naked Luch, Lou Marini, Little Jack Melody and Shibboleth.

Piano – John Case.

John is the “Godfather” of the local Fort Worth jazz scene and has played and recorded with such legendary jazz artists as James Clay, Billy Hart, Dewey Redman, Colin Bailey, Marchel Ivery and David “Fathead” Newman.

Drums - Andrew Griffith

Andrew is one of the hardest swinging drummers on the planet. A long time member of legendary, Marchel Ivery Group, he has also performed andrecorded with David “Fathead” Newman, Joey Defrancesco, Shelley Carrol and Corner Pocket. Please copy and paste the following link for reserved tickets:


Brave Combo to Perform Holiday Show

December 4, 2009

Trying to describe Brave Combo’s music requires a pretty extensive vocabulary – at least when it comes to musical styles. For the past three decades the Denton, Texas based quintet has perfected a world music mix that includes salsa, meringue, rock, cumbia, conjunto, polka, zydeco, classical, cha cha, the blues and more. They are America’s Premier Dance band and a rollicking, rocking, rhythmic global journey -- offering what one critic recently wrote, “Even if you come for the party, you'll leave with something of a musical education.” It's a special Holiday Show. Check out their site


New Orleans in Sundance Square

October 17, 2009

"Have you ever been to New Orleans? Would you like to party New Orleans style? Adonis Rose and the Krewe of Swing will bring New Orleans to the Scat Lounge October 17. Come out and get your party on!

Adonis Rose is bringing the authentic sounds of the Big Easy to Scat. Scat is looking to make this a regular thing so come on out and get a sneak preview of this full sensory experience.


The Music of Betty Carter

September 26, 2009

Carla Norris-Hopkins will present the music of the "The Godmother of

Jazz", the consummate Jazz innovator and a school of music unto herself,

Miss Betty Carter. One of few women in Jazz to form her own jazz record

label and mentor young talented musicians through the Jazz Ahead program

at Kennedy Center.


Chicago's Own Kimberly Gordon Returns Jan 16th &17th

January 16, 2009

One of our favorite entertainers returns for a two night engagement...Kimberly Gordon. When Scat first opened, Kimberly was our first "National Act". If you love great jazz singers, the you will love this show. Friday and Saturday January 16th & 17th staring at 9pm.

Chicago native Kimberly Gordon has been a part of the national jazz scene for over fifteen years, playing top venues and receiving high acclaim from critics and musicians. During her four-year stint in New York City, Kimberly's sang at The Village Vanguard, Bradley's and Sweet Basil and regularly at Smalls and Cleopatra's Needle. She shared the stage with jazz greats including Roy Hargrove, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Wynton Marsalis and The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Betty Carter, Marcus Roberts, Captain Jack McDuff, Von Freeman, and others. San Francisco and the Bay Area jazz fans were dazzled when Kimberly sang at the Club Deluxe,Café du Nord, Club Jazz and others. Kimberlys' sound reflects the old school style of delivering standards. She is deeply rooted in the ways of the masters always true to the melody as written; this separates her from the rest.


Adonis Rose Birthday Party and Jam

January 11, 2009

Our old friend Adonis Rose is having a little birthday party and we're hosting it at Scat. Many of you know Adonis as a promoter and performer of Jazz. This night he's the birthday boy! This should be a cool night and most likely amount to and "All Star Jam". The fun starts at 8PM and no cover. It all takes place Sunday, January 11th.


Nnenna Freelon Comes to the Lounge

September 12, 2008

Scat's Summer concert series continues with the incredible Nnenna Freelon, an American jazz singer, composer, producer, and arranger. She has been nominated for five Grammy Awards for her vocal work, and has performed and toured with such top artists as Ray Charles, Ellis Marsalis, Al Jarreau, Anita Baker, Aretha Franklin, Dianne Reeves, Diana Krall, Ramsey Lewis, George Benson, Clark Terry, Herbie Hancock, Terence Blanchard, just to name a few.

One critic described her as "a spell-binding professional, who rivets attention with her glorious, cultivated voice and canny stagecraft". She has performed at Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl, Ellington Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Apollo Theater, Montreux Jazz Festival, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and more.

This is a two night show engagement with shows at 8:30 and 10:30

Tickets are available here.


Curtis Fuller Tickets On Sale Now

August 8, 2008

The amazing Curtis Fuller will be performing two nights at Scat August 8th & 9th. We continue our Summer concert series as Adonis Rose Presents Curtis Fuller. Don't miss this rare chance to see Curtis in a small setting, and in the metroplex for that matter.

Tickets are now available exclusively through

These are non-smoking/reserved seating shows. 21 and up.


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