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The LWCH is a live music venue featuring a variety of musicians and events. Our events include our monthly JazzJam as well as both indoor and outdoor concerts. We hold Jazz Under the Stars in the Spring & the OakCliff JazzFest in the Fall. Vaudeville Night has become an annual night of music, dance and comedy in August and December will bring back the Winter Solstice Celebration!
Next Event: January 11th, 2015
5:00 - 7:00pm
Do you love playing Jazz?
Do you love singing Jazz?
Do you love listening to jazz?
Would you enjoy listening to Jazz in a quiet setting while having a glass of wine or cold beer and letting the sounds take you away to places you enjoy?
Jam will start at 5pm and end around 7pm. Admission is FREE!!!
Players bring your instruments of choice, voice, and your Real Books (Hal Leonard 6th edition VOL I & II) and join in with the fun. If you want to try something newly written, bring it along as well. All tips will be distributed evenly among the performers.
We will not have equipment for musicians to use on these evenings, so please be as self-contained as possible.
Please RSVP if possible to email@example.com so we will know how many of you to expect - if not then just show up anyway. All are welcome!
If you participate by listening, please bring your wine, beer and a feast for your appetite. We have had listeners even bring a candelabra to decorate their table for the evening.
Come planning on having a great time and hearing some of the finest musicians in the Metroplex. Invite a friend to come with you. The admission is free but the experience is priceless!!!
A perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
Mark Your Calendars!
Winter Solstice Celebration Dec. 20th!
Cash donations to the performers are welcome
and we invite you to bring canned goods
for our food drive.
6:00 Opening Ceremony
led by Spin Goddess Kathy Kinkaid
6:30 Rahim Quazi
6:30 & 7:30 (Outside) Earth Loom Ceremony
led by Anita Mills & Barbara Fudge
led by Glorian Mulligan-Stratton
with members of the UUCOC choir
7:00 (outside) Labyrinth Ceremony
led by Mavis Belisle
& Dance by Elissa Brewer
7:30 Steve Leach with Rick O’Connor
8:00 John Mason
9:00 Closing Ceremony & Spiral Dance
led by Raven Crow High Priestess Pam Kincaid
to the beating of Drums Not Guns
led by Michael Kenny
Ongoing from 6:30 - 9:00:
Labyrinth meditation - led by Mavis Belisle
will held Outside or
in the Charity Building's Meditation Room
The Yule log will be kept lit by Fritz Kuehn
in the Sweat Lodge Fire Pit
Beyond the Labyrinth
Ongoing from 7:00 - 9:00:
Storytellers Gene and Peggy Helmick-Richardson
in the Charity Building
Children’s activities with Tyler Pittmon
in the Hope Building
Feast fed by Alice Kinsey & friends
in the Faith & Hope Buildings
7:00 - 8:30 Fortune Tellers
in the Hope Building
Five-time Winter Solstice featured artist, Rahim Quazi, creates melodies that find a deep home in your heart. Rahim is at home on large and small stages-it's all about the connection with the audience. Quazi has shared stages with Dave Matthews, The Strokes, Glenn Tillbrook and many more musicians as an opener. His music has been featured on TV and in movies and his third album is due out Feb. 2015. Rahim's music can be found on Amazon.com and itunes.com and he has been featured on the national music website, daytrotter.com
(Visit Rahim's Website for more.)
Steve Leach is a Dallas, Texas, singer who accompanies himself on acoustic guitar. He has been performing for over 40 years, alone and in vocal trios and quartets. Steve has recorded several albums of original music, including the just-released Songs for Squares, a collection of eleven acoustic, harmony-filled folk-swing songs (for squares, but not just for squares). In addition to his performances in coffeehouses (including many appearances at The Labyrinth Walk), clubs, community centers and assisted living centers, Steve has been a featured performer in the annual Spectacular Senior Follies since 2008.
(Visit Steve's Website for more.)
Rick O'Connor, helping out on percussion and vocals, is also a guitarist. For years, he has been a mainstay and guiding light of the weekly Acoustic Sunday Jam Circle at Allure, and performs many benefit concerts, often with Steve, to help out various great causes.
For about 25 years, musical inspiration has gifted singer-songwriter John Mason. During the 1970's and 80's, Mason performed with several bands in southern California but has since moved and now resides in Grand Prairie. Strumming his guitar, Mason lets loose a contemporary style of folk, country and Americana tunes. He's presently working on a CD and a single for iTunes and Reverbnation with release set for 2015.
(Check John out on his Facebook page: johnmason3114935.)
Emmeline, a pint-sized singer/songwriter from Dallas, TX, has won the hearts of critics and musicians alike. Darryl Smyers of the Dallas Observer raves that Emmeline’s “straight-ahead take on folk/rock may actually be the best thing” on a bill of seasoned, signed artists. Songwriter Jenni Mansfield Peal declares that her “images and passages of the songs, whether gently reflected or emphatically pronounced, create a sampler of genuine soul observations.”
(Visit Emmeline's Website for more.)
Michael Kenny, President of Drums Not Guns, a non-profit dedicated to promoting peace through the power of percussion. Drums Not Guns seeks to provide at risk youths with alternatives to gangs and a model of cooperative problem solving and interaction. Michael Kenny is a board-certified music therapist and the only TaKeTiNa Rhythm Healing teacher in Texas.
(Visit his website for details.)
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Hearing Assistance is Available
We proudly offers the Williams Sound Personal PATM
listening system for the convenience of those needing hearing assistance.
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Visit our Archives page for photo albums from many of our shows!
We are dedicated to serving our surrounding community by featuring a wide
variety of quality musical artists in a non-smoking, non-alcoholic
environment. We are an active member of the community and we are proud
to support local and regional charities.
How We Do This
Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff donates its facility to the
coffee house, which is run entirely by dedicated volunteers.
If you are
interested in becoming a volunteer, please email us at contact @ labyrinthwalkcoffeehouse.com
Proceeds from donations at the coffee house are used to provide entertainment and support local charities.
We are always seeking quality talent! Started in July 2005, the LWCH featured monthly concerts for a number of years and now presents a series of special events, including Jazz Under the Stars, the Oakcliff Jazz Festival and the Winter Solstice Celebration as well as the occasional concert.
As musical quality varies greatly from the studio to a live setting, we do not book based on CD
alone. Stage presence is
very important in our venue. If you are going to be playing in the area, please let us
know so we can catch you in action! If you would like more information on getting booked at
LWCH, please email us
at: perform @ labyrinthwalkcoffeehouse.com
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