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3rd Thursday Jazz at the Library

Taylor Pace
6:30 p.m. Thursday, August 15
Fort Worth Public Library – Central
500 W. 3rd St.
Fort Worth, TX

Fort Worth native Taylor Pace thinks 2019 will be his “best year to date,” and lucky Fort Worth jazz fans will get to be a part of it.

Pace is no stranger to music. Growing up in a musical family, Pace feels that music has always been a part of his life. Pace’s parents sang in church, while his father played the organ and his sisters also sing. Pace started playing piano at age 13. After graduating from Dunbar High School, he decided to study jazz piano at Howard University.

In 2018, Pace produced a song that was submitted to the Grammy board. The song made it through the first round, but wasn’t nominated. However, Pace was then made a voting member of the Grammy board and attended the award show.

Pace is influenced by jazz greats Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock. “I love to arrange music and create fresh takes on the classics,” he said. “They fused jazz with other styles; hip hop, funk and Spanish.” Pace follows in their footsteps seeing how well he can blend sounds fusing jazz with R&B and gospel. Pace also keeps it soulful like one of his favorites, Stevie Wonder.


Get the VIP Experience! 

Make a donation to the Fort Worth Public Library Foundation and be entered to WIN a VIP Jazz Package for two! Enjoy the show from the front row in comfortable seats and meet the Taylor Pace Orchestra. All donations support the Library Foundation and the 3rd Thursday Jazz program.

Help keep the 3rd Thursday Jazz program free—donate today!

VIP Package Includes:

2 VIP Seats for August 15th featuring the Taylor Pace Orchestra

Meet & Greet with Taylor Pace Orchestra

Swag Bag including autographed CD

Donations must be received by Monday, August 12 to secure a spot in the drawing! 


From Our Collection

This picture book explores the childhood and early career of the noted jazz trumpeter, Miles Davis, who gained fame performing at the first Newport Jazz Festival in 1955.

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FREE Admission. No tickets needed. FREE PARKING in the Sundance Square Garage III (420 Throckmorton St.) and on the streets after 6 p.m. Entrance to parking garage is located on 3rd St.

For more information about the series, please visit our website or call 817-392-7323.


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