53rd West Texas Jazz Party Scheduled

The 2019 West Texas Jazz Party – the 53rd annual – returns to the MCM Elegante’ in Odessa May 17-19, 2019.

Watch this page and our Facebook page for additional details for the party as we draw closer to the event. We anticipate an exciting event that holds to tradition but also offers some new features.

First held in 1967, the West Texas Jazz Party Collaboration is the longest continuously running jazz party in the United States. Only the Monterey Jazz Festival is older among jazz events booking primarily or entirely professional musicians of national or international staure.

 

The 52nd Annual West Texas Jazz Party Collaboration was held in Midland May 18-20, 2018!

Engelbert Wrobel solos on Tea for Two with fellow 2018 Jazz Party Attendees Randy Sandke and Eddie Metz, Jr. Also shown are Brian Piper, piano, Lynn Seaton, bass, and Russ Phillips, trombone.

Musicians performing included:

  • Randy Sandke, trumpet
  • Warren Vache, cornet
  • Dan Barrett, trombone
  • John Allred, trombone
  • Johnny Varro, piano
  • Ted Rosenthal, piano
  • Chuck Redd, drums and vibes
  • Eddie Metz, Jr., drums
  • Nicki Parrott, bass and vocals
  • Frank Tate, bass
  • Allan Vache, clarinet
  • Engelbert Wrobel, clarinet
  • Eddie Erickson, guitar and vocals
  • Rebecca Kilgore, guitar and vocals