2017 Jazz Sessions by Club Matthews – Inaugural Season!

A Jazz concert series featuring 4 jazz concerts…1 great price: March through December

Club Matthews is a new jazz series featuring four performances over the next year. The series highlights accomplished jazz performers from throughout our region in a setting evocative of the jazz clubs of the past century. Cabaret table seating available on the main floor invites a different audience experience than our standard theater seating. It’s a bit more intimate and elegant.

Two of the concerts – the JAS Quintet and Jazz with Jami Lynn – are coordinated with the release of new jazz albums by the performers. The  Jazz Sessions Series patron will enjoy four exceptional performances at an unbeatable value! As a season subscriber, you have assured the SAME reserved seat(s) for each performance.  Ticket pricing is based on seating location. View the sample seating chart below to get an idea on how the concerts will be set up.

Jazz Sessions series ticket pricing

Series pricing for a table seat is $110 per person, a balcony seat is $70 per person, and a seat in the “limited mobility” area on the main floor is $70 per person.

Season tickets no longer on sale. Each concert may be purchased individually. Balcony seats are $35 each and the “limited mobility” seats (Row J) and balcony seats are $20 each.

Seating Chart for Jazz Sessions

Here is a sample of the seating chart that will appear when purchasing your tickets.


2017 Jazz Session Events (overview)


 JAS Quintet – CD Release

MARCH 2, 2017  (Thursday):  JAZZ SESSIONS KICKOFF!
JAS Quintet is one of South Dakota’s premier jazz ensembles. This concert is the SD West River album release of the new album, “Leap Year Baby.”  LEARN MORE about the JAS Quintet


Ward Johnston 

MAY 12, 2017 (Friday): “Past, Present, and Future” 
Prepare to be entertained while learning more about the history of jazz and where it is going today. Drawing on his traditional jazz roots of renowned jazz greats–Wes Montgomery, Dave Brubeck, and Horace Silver–Ward is focused on where this uniquely American art form is headed. Ward will have special guest appearances by local jazz artists. LEARN MORE about Ward Johnston


Jazz with Jami Lynn & Guests – CD Release

OCTOBER 6, 2017 (Friday)
Club Matthews presents the third Jazz Sessions event, “Jazz with Jami Lynn & Guests.” The show is a CD release concert for Jami’s newest CD “Sparse”. While singer/songwriter Jami Lynn has built her musical career wielding a banjo and a bit of twang, her influences have always included the likes of Billie Holiday, Fats Waller, and Sarah Vaughn. LEARN MORE about Jami Lynn


A Green Dolphin Jazzy Christmas

DECEMBER 15, 2017 (Friday)
“A Green Dolphin Jazzy Christmas” is performed by the local jazz quartet, Green Dolphin. This event will bring traditional holiday jazz, plus other popular jazz standards tunes to our patrons. The selections range from swing to Latin, and from bebop to blues.
LEARN MORE about this Green Dolphin Holiday Concert.


Sponsored by…

Thank you to the sponsors that help us bring art shows, plays, concerts, and other live entertainment acts to The Matthews.  We couldn’t do it without you.  

KEVN Black Hills, South Dakota Arts Council, Great Western Bank, Killian’s Tavern, Black Hills Pioneer, Century 21, Bay Leaf Cafe, City of Spearfish, DeSmet and Biggs, LLP, Forcoli & Sons Painting, Wolff’s Plumbing & Heating, Inc., Lucky’s 13 Pub, Spearfish Holiday Inn, The Apple Blossom B&B, Zonta Club of Spearfish, Optimist Club of Spearfish, The Matthews’ family, The Kelley family — CLICK HERE to visit these sponsors’ business websites.

Would your business like to become a sponsor?  CLICK HERE to learn more.

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