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was founded by Bill Collins III in 2010 and is dedicated to the education, preservation and enjoyment of Jazz.

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Announcements & Events

JANUARY

CLOSED: Month of January 2020

FEBRUARY

Feb. 22nd, 2 – 5 p.m.  Mardi Gras Entertainment: The Mario Cruz Combo.  3rd Floor Ballroom. 

 

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SHERMAN JAZZ CLASSIC

Join us for the Third Annual Sherman Jazz Classic from April 3rd-5th, 2020.

Special guests include Vieux Carre Messengers, Three River Jazz, Southern Gospel Choir, UNT One O’Clock Lab Band, and this year’s headliner, Eric Miyashiro. 

Eric Miyashiro is an International Yamaha Performing Artist, a lead trumpet player in several bands, and has toured around the world with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Buddy Rich, and Maynard Ferguson. 

Learn from the greats at the Jazz Clinic with Eric Miyashiro and 7-time grammy award nominated composer Alan Baylock of the UNT One O’Clock Lab Band. Get your tickets online now or at the door to attend an exclusive performance at 7 PM on Saturday, by Miyashiro and the UNT One O’Clock Lab Band. 

 

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SHERMAN JAZZ MUSEUM

is home to artifacts and collections from many of the past’s famous jazz musicians, bringing to life their lives and music. Mr. Collins’ desire is to preserve the impact and contribution that Jazz has made to American culture.

 

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“For those who are jazz fans or trumpet fans, there is not a better museum. This is a world class museum.”

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RIVALING THE SMITHSONIAN

 

in its treasures from the height of the Jazz era, collections include those from Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Maynard Ferguson, Doc Severinsen, assorted big bands, and much, much more. Quotes from Buddy Magazine, the Original Texas Music Magazine, tout the museum as a place to put on your “must-visit list, no, ifs, ands or buts,” and commenting on the trumpet collection, “No trumpet enthusiast will want to miss this stuff.”

 

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"The real innovators did their innovating by just being themselves."

Count Basie

COUNT BASIE

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The building is NOT wheelchair accessible. PLEASE Watch your step!