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Classically Jazzed - Classical Music favorites made into Jazz

Classically Jazzed - Classical Music Made Into Jazz
w/ Grazyna Auguscik, Damon Clark and more!

International jazz vocalist Grazyna Auguscik, DFW favorite Damon Clark, and a number of other local jazz and classical favorites.

Past Events





The Live Oak Music Hall  (info)
8:00pm @ The Live Oak, Ft. Worth

1311 Lipscomb St., Fort Worth TX 76104 | map | web





Eisemann Center for Performing Arts  (info)
7:30pm @ The Eisemann Center

2351 Performance Drive, Richardson TX 75082 | map | web

Open Classical proudly presents “Classically Jazzed”, a program of classical music favorites reinterpreted as jazz.

On the first half of the program, Open Classical director Mark Landson and other composers reimagine classical favorites from Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and other greats as jazz pieces, played by a combo of stellar local talent, including Damon K. Clark on vocals, Marek Eneti (Light Crust Doughboys) on violin, Michael Nesuda (The Obscure Dignitaries) on guitar, and Jonathan Fisher on bass.

On the second half of the program, internationally known Polish jazz vocalist Grazyna Auguscik and her band perform jazz arrangements of Chopin and other Polish classical composers, plus some selections from her catalog, including her renditions of songs by Nick Drake.

This special event concert is a collaboration between Open Classical and Xprim international

Violin Concerto in A minor, Op.3 No.6
Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
Arranged by Mark Landson and Michael Nesuda
Violin Soloist: Mark Landson
1. Allegro
2. Largo
3. Presto

Rocketship to Mars
Based on: Für Elise by Ludwig van Beethoven
Lyrics by Mark Landson*
Vocalist: Damon Clark

The Mirror
Based on: Symphony in G minor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Lyrics by Mark Landson*
Vocalist: Damon Clark

Beau Soir
Based on: Beau Soir by Claude Debussy
Lyrics by Paul Bourget
Vocalist: Damon Clark

Concerto for Two Violins in D minor
Composer: JS Bach
Arranged by Mark Landson and Michael Nesuda
Violin Soloists: Mark Landson and Marek Eneti
1. Allegro

Based on: Intermezzo by Mascagni
Lyrics by Mark Landson*
Vocalist: Damon Clark

* Special thanks to Bronwen Roberts for assistance


1. River man (Nick Drake)
2. Fruit tree (Nick Drake)
3.There's a reason and  a thousand ways (Matt Ulery)
4. Matulu (folk tune adapted by Grazyna Auguscik)
5. Prelude in C-min (Frydek Chopin)
6.Trypryk nr 2 (Witold Lutosllawski)
7.Don't explain (Billy Holiday)
8.From the  morning (Nick Drake)
9.Happier time (Joe Bonamasa)
10.Caravan (Juan Tizol)



March 20 at The Eisemann Center in Richardson, TX - 7:30pm

Tickets: $35 floor, $20 balcony


March 21 at The Live Oak in Fort Worth, TX - 8:00pm

Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door

The Live Oak is the premier listening room club in the DFW Metroplex. The excellent house sound system and comfortable seating with bar and food service give you a top notch experience.


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