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Jazz on the Rox!

The Wichita Jazz Festival is excited to continue our partnership with Roxy's Downtown. Check out this spring's incredible lineup of artists!


Visceral Trio

Tuesday, May 17th

While rooted in the straight-ahead jazz tradition and the blues, Visceral Trio brings a fresh interpretation of the classic jazz organ trio. Their music portrays an undeniable sense of groove and maturity, yet they invoke a youthful, visceral swing that is evident in their playing. Members Henry Dickhoff (organ), Jack Roben (guitar), and Dan Beckwith (drums) joined forces at the esteemed University of North Texas jazz program, and perform regularly throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area in venues such as Scat Jazz Lounge, Four Seasons Dallas, and House of Blues.



Horace Bray Trio

Wednesday, June 22nd

Horace Bray is a guitarist, composer, and band leader currently residing in the Dallas/Ft.Worth area. While living in St. Louis, Missouri, Horace studied privately with Corey Christiansen, Paul Bollenbeck, Rick Haydon, and Reggie Thomas. He was a member of the Jazz St. Louis All-Stars, the Missouri all-suburban and all-state Jazz bands, and was the guitarist for the Birch Creek Jazz ambassadors in 2006. Horace moved to Denton to study at the University of North Texas in 2010. While there he played with the Unt Jazz singers, the 4 o’clock lab band, the 2 o’clock lab band, and was the first undergrad guitarist in 15 years to hold the guitar chair in the prestigious One O’clock Lab Band. Recently, Horace has had the opportunity to play with musicians such as Ross Pederson, Adam Larson, The Cookers, Robert "Sput" Searight, and Peter Eldridge, and is a member of the band Sky Window (Jordan Gheen, Mike Luzecky, Spenser Liszt, Brad Kang, Matt Young, and Horace). Horace graduated from UNT in 2015 and regularly performs his compositions and arrangements with his group "The Horace Bray Group".

Roxy's Downtown Jazz Jam

A FREE weekly jazz jam session that is open to all and hosted by some of Wichita's finest jazz musicians! Occurring select Wednesdays at Roxy's Downtown. Visit the Facebook page to stay up-to-date on the jam schedule.