Walton Arts Center is proud to announce the 2015-16 Tyson Starrlight Jazz Club Series, which features five shows on the forefront of today’s jazz scene. Single tickets go on sale three weeks prior to each concert date, but jazz fans can get early access to tickets by purchasing a Jazz Lover’s Package now. Package buyers will receive tickets to all five shows in the Tyson Starrlight Jazz Club Series as well as the following benefits:

• 20% off single ticket prices.
• The best selection of seats – exclusive early access to tickets.
• A special bonus option to add An Evening with Branford Marsalis on April 12, 2016 to your package for just $10.
For more information and to subscribe, please contact our Box Office at 479.443.5600 or visit waltonartscenter.org/starrlight-jazz.

2015-16 Tyson Starrlight Jazz Club Series

Anat Cohen
Saturday, Nov. 21
Clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen has won hearts and minds the world over with her expressive virtuosity and delightful stage presence. Voted “Clarinetist of the Year” eight times in a row by The Jazz Journalists Association, this versatile artist embraces a diverse palate of styles, constantly pushing her sound to inventive new heights.

Pat Martino
Friday, Dec. 4

With a distinctive, fat sound and gut-wrenching performances, Pat Martino has been recognized as one of the most exciting and virtuosic guitarists not just in jazz but in music at large. Be there to see him play his signature instrument as fiery and technically brilliant as ever.

Eldar Trio
Saturday, Feb. 20

Widely considered to be a child prodigy, Eldar Djangirov’s performances display brilliancy, complexity and discipline, as he takes sparkling command of the piano, using a combination of approaches that create new horizons for music. Performing alongside longtime band mates Armando Gola (bass) and Ludwig Afonso (drums), Djangirov’s unparalleled virtuosity and thrilling compositions make this a performance not to be missed.

Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Octet
Friday, April 29

In 2002, Grammy Award® winning pianist, composer and educator Arturo O’Farrill established the Afro Latin Jazz Octet (ALJO), bringing together the drama of a large jazz ensemble, the culture of Latin music and the virtuosity of eight of the world’s most accomplished solo musicians. Help us welcome these fine musicians as they present a program that celebrates Latino contributions to American jazz. *If you love Latin jazz music, you won’t want to miss the ALJO performing live with Malpaso Dance Company on April 28 as part of our 10x10 Arts Series.

Cyrille Aimée
Friday, June 3

Named “one of the most promising jazz singers of her generation” by The Wall Street Journal, Cyrille Aimée has a sound both fresh and enlivening, which is to say nothing of her voice -- destined to enthrall audiences for decades to come. Watch as she explores a range of musical styles, eras, continents and moods with her unique musical vision: bass, drums, two guitars and a singular voice.