Jazz, TX Presents: The Brad Leali Tentet!

Jazz, TX Presents: The Brad Leali Tentet!

Wed, May 22

“Saxophonist Brad Leali was among the most soulful and exciting I’ve heard recently.” – New York Times “His solos are sparkling and Cannonball Adderley influenced.”
- Evening Standard (London, England) With a unique style and sound, which echoes the influences of his past, Brad Leali is one of the most notable saxophonists of current times. Leali toured and recorded with numerous jazz greats, including several years with the Harry Connick, Jr. Orchestra and with the Count Basie Orchestra. Leali was a standing member of the Kennedy Center Honors Band and performed for President Obama’s inaugural celebration. Brad has had a long-time endorsement with Keilwerth Saxophones and D’Addario Reeds. Currently the professor of jazz saxophone at UNT, Brad continues to perform domestically and abroad, including touring with Lyle Lovett & His Large Band. As always, our kitchen and bar are open for dinner service. See you at the show! 

Jazz, TX Presents: The Larry Fuller Trio!

Jazz, TX Presents: The Larry Fuller Trio!

Thu, May 23

“In his amazing gossamer piano solos, he sprinkles stardust on whatever song he plays; you hold your breath in wonder.” ~ The New York Times Based out of New York City, Larry Fuller is an internationally acclaimed American jazz pianist, band leader, composer, and clinician known by critics and fans to "swing like a beast!”. He is a Yamaha-endorsed artist. A Toledo, Ohio native, Fuller began his musical studies at age 11, immediately showing an extraordinary aptitude for jazz. By age 13, Floyd “Candy” Johnson, a veteran of the Count Basie and Duke Ellington Orchestras, took Fuller under his wing, hiring him for regular paying gigs. In his early years, Fuller became a mainstay on the Midwest jazz circuit, performing frequently in Detroit and Ann Arbor, Michigan. At 23 years old, Fuller’s undeniable talent earned him the position of musical director and pianist for Grammy-nominated vocal giant Ernestine Anderson. He later went on to perform with renowned drummer Jeff Hamilton’s Trio and legendary bassist Ray Brown’s Trio. Of Fuller, Ray Brown said: “He brings vitality – he swings hard and I like that!”. Fuller also toured and recorded with guitar-vocal great John Pizzarelli. Harnessing his unique pedigree of bandstand experience, Fuller now leads The Larry Fuller Trio. He presents a musical program rarely experienced live today, consistently praised for his emotive, swinging style, monster technique, and program versatility. From bop, to stride, to swing, to blues – Larry Fuller’s live performances are not to be missed! Fuller has recorded on Pony Boy and Capri Records. On Capri, he released critically acclaimed album “Larry Fuller” in 2013 and “Overjoyed” in 2019. Both albums were Top-10 on the National Jazz Radio charts for nearly 6 months each. The albums received global accolades, including being named one of Jazziz Magazine’s albums of 2019. Larry Fuller has performed throughout the world at prestigious venues including: Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops, Symphony Hall with the Boston Pops, Hollywood Bowl, Kennedy Center, Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) Theater Phoenix, Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley Seattle, Blue Note (Milan, Tokyo & NYC), Birdland NYC, Bern International Jazz Festival, TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Shanghai Center Theater, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, A-Train Berlin, Tbilisi Event Hall, Auditorio Ibirapuera with Arte Viva Symphony Orchestra Brazil, and many more! Larry Fuller is a Yamaha-endorsed Artist. He owns a Yamaha C2 and an MX 80 PE upright as his personal instruments. Throughout his 35-year career dedicated to playing pianos, Fuller has preferred playing Yamaha pianos because of the consistency of quality that Yamaha achieves throughout its entire line of instruments. He also appreciates the strength and durability of Yamaha pianos and the sound, dynamic range, and touch which allow him to express his music to the fullest. 

New Orleans Night! A Mardi Gras Party with Brandon Guerra, Adam Carrillo, and friends

New Orleans Night! A Mardi Gras Party with Brandon Guerra, Adam Carrillo, and friends

Fri, May 24

Mardi Gras and the music of New Orleans is alive and well at Jazz, TX on Friday nights! Come celebrate the weekend with Brandon Guerra, Adam Carrillo, Mike Porter, Ed Sherry and friends. Featuring classic New Orleans tunes like "Bourbon Street Parade," "Come to the Mardi Gras," "Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans," "When the Saints Go Marching In" and more, New Orleans night is a Jazz, TX tradition! As always, our kitchen and bar are open for dinner service. See you at the show! 

The Music of Walt Disney - Volume II

The Music of Walt Disney - Volume II

Sat, May 25

Due to the insanely high success of our original Tribute to Walt Disney, Brandon Guerra and Adam Carrillo set out to create a SECOND show with all new music from your favorite Disney films. A completely different set list, Volume II features classic Disney tunes like "Be our guest," "Colors of the Wind," "Feed the Birds," "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," and many more. As always, our kitchen and bar are open for dinner service and ready to serve you. See you at the show! 

Midnight Serenade | The Jordan Corney Trio and friends

Midnight Serenade | The Jordan Corney Trio and friends

Sat, May 25

By popular demand, the Midnight Set is BACK! In the mesmerizing world of Gypsy Jazz, Jordan Corney weaves tales of passion and emotion through the strings of his guitar. Influenced by the legendary Django Reinhardt, Jordan's soulful mastery transcends boundaries and captivates audiences with enchanting melodies and infectious rhythms. Come enjoy Gypsy Jazz by candlelight at Jazz,TX. Jordan Corney— guitar Randy Grothues— guitar Ryan Zarmbinski—violin Mike Porter—bass Adam Carrillo— saxophone Brandon Guerra— drums Chris Vu— piano 

90s Rock Night with the Aaron Prado Quartet

90s Rock Night with the Aaron Prado Quartet

Tue, May 28

Join Aaron Prado and his quartet for an exploration of 1990s grunge and alternative rock. Yes, you read that correctly! Inspired by the music of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and Stone Temple Pilots, Prado will find the bridge between jazz and rock in this special presentation - joined by bassist Andrew Bergmann, drummer Brandon Guerra, and saxophonist Jason Galbraith. Don't miss it! The Jazz, TX kitchen and bar are fully open for dinner service. See you at the show! 

Latin Jazz Night with Jose Amador and Terra Nova

Latin Jazz Night with Jose Amador and Terra Nova

Wed, May 29

Don't miss Latin Jazz night at Jazz, TX with Jose Amador and Terra Nova! The band will feature latin arrangements of tunes by Horace Silver, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, and original compositions. Our kitchen and bar are fully open for dinner service. See you at the show! 

A Tribute to The Music of Dave Brubeck

A Tribute to The Music of Dave Brubeck

Thu, May 30

Jazz, TX is excited to announce a brand new show! Presented by the Jazz Protagonists with special guest, Rich Oppenheim: A tribute to the music of Dave Brubeck will feature the classic tunes from the library of legendary pianist Dave Brubeck and saxophonist Paul Desmond. Featuring Barry Brake (piano), Rich Oppenheim (saxophone), Darren Kuper (drums), and Greg Norris (bass). As always, our kitchen and bar are fully open for dinner service. See you at the show! 

Still Crazy After All These Years: Happy 60th Birthday to Bill King, featuring the King William Jazz Collective

Still Crazy After All These Years: Happy 60th Birthday to Bill King, featuring the King William Jazz Collective

Fri, May 31

One night only! On May 31st, 2024 we'll celebrate the 60th birthday of long-time Jazz, TX saxophonist, clarinetist and bandleader Bill King! The King William Jazz Collective features many of our city’s finest musicians portraying the epitome of jazz in San Antonio since 2010. You'll hear a broad spectrum of music from Charlie Parker to Jimmy Hendrix ... all in exciting interpretations of JAZZ. Come out and celebrate with Bill’s friends Jacqueline Sotelo, Dave Lopez, Bob Stork, Darren Kuper, Jason Valdez Jason Galbraith, Joey Colarusso, Karlos Elizondo, Andy Cheetham, Gil Garza and John Lloyd. See you at the show! 

Doc Watkins and his Orchestra

Doc Watkins and his Orchestra

Sat, Jun 01

Join Doc Watkins and his Orchestra on select Saturday nights for an unforgettable night of dinner, drinks, and classic big band music. Doc and his 10-piece Orchestra will feature the music of Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and much, much more. Come join the party! As always, our kitchen and bar will be open for dinner service, and the dance floor will be open. See you at the show! 

The Doc Watkins Trio

The Doc Watkins Trio

Tue, Jun 04

After a four-month hiatus, the Doc Watkins trio is BACK for a night of swingin' standards, hot food, cold drinks, and cool jazz. Join Doc Watkins (piano), Brandon Guerra (drums), and Mike Porter (bass) down in the basement for an unforgettable night of music. As always, our kitchen and bar are open for dinner service. See you at the show! 

Salsa Night! with Jose Amador and NATIAO Latin Jazz

Salsa Night! with Jose Amador and NATIAO Latin Jazz

Wed, Jun 05

A Jazz, TX tradition! The dance floor is always open for Salsa Night with Jose Amador and NATIAO Latin Jazz. Since our Grand Opening in 2016, Jazz, TX has been proud to feature monthly Salsa nights with the best Salsa band in town!  Our kitchen and bar are fully open for dinner service. See you at the show! 

Aaron Prado plays Abbey Road

Aaron Prado plays Abbey Road

Thu, Jun 06

The title says it all. Join Aaron Prado and his trio for a brand new show starting Tuesday, June 11th at Jazz, TX As always, our kitchen and bar are open for dinner service. See you at the show! 

Johnny P and the Wiseguys

Johnny P and the Wiseguys

Fri, Jun 07

It's always a party when Johnny P and the Wiseguys take the stage at Jazz, TX! A native of New York, and coming from a close-knit Italian family, listening to popular standards was the norm for Johnny Panzarella growing up . Distinguishing himself from other young musicians, Panzarella leads the ensemble “Johnny P. and The Wiseguys” with velvety vocals and a dynamic trumpet sound. The band features original tunes penned by Panzarella coupled with fresh and innovative musical arrangements of classics from the Great American Songbook that catapult the 1940’s to 1960’s sound into the new millennium. Rat-pack influenced style, along with an energetic fervor synonymous with Michael Buble’s, illustrates the dynamics of the group. His original tunes are reminiscent of an age when swing dancing, big bands, and Vegas lounges were the norm. These originals are interwoven effortlessly with the standard repertoire on the album. His debut CD’s title song “Feelin’ Alright!” blends seamlessly with old standards such as “Just One of Those Things” and “ The Lady is a Tramp.” In the same way, his original “Forever and A Day” creates a romantic mood similar to “The Very Thought of You.” His great vocal talent, song writing skills, and superb trumpet playing echo the sounds and talents of Sinatra, Louis Prima, and Mel Torme. Johnny Panzarella is poised to follow in the footsteps of the musical greats that inspired his musical career. As always, our kitchen and bar are fully open for dinner service. See you at the show! 

Doc Watkins and his Orchestra - The Dance Floor is OPEN!

Doc Watkins and his Orchestra - The Dance Floor is OPEN!

Sat, Jun 08

Join Doc Watkins and his Orchestra on select Saturday nights for an unforgettable night of classic big band music, dinner, drinks, and dancing. Doc and his 10-piece Big Band Orchestra will feature the music of Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellingon, Count Basie, and much, much more. Come join the party! As always, our kitchen and bar will be open for dinner service, and the dance floor will be open. See you at the show! 

The Music of Walt Disney - Volume II

The Music of Walt Disney - Volume II

Tue, Jun 11

Due to the insanely high success of our original Tribute to Walt Disney, Brandon Guerra and Adam Carrillo set out to create a SECOND show with all new music from your favorite Disney films. A completely different set list, Volume II features classic Disney tunes like "Be our guest," "Colors of the Wind," "Feed the Birds," "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," and many more. As always, our kitchen and bar are open for dinner service and ready to serve you. See you at the show! 

Mark Little Presents: A Tribute to Bill Evans

Mark Little Presents: A Tribute to Bill Evans

Wed, Jun 12

“Mark Little’s spirited playing amply demonstrates his total immersion in the music he loves, not to mention his wholehearted commitment to it." - John Dankworth Jazz, TX is honored to welcome pianist Mark Little as he pays tribute to the legendary music of Bill Evans. Mr. Little had the opportunity to study with Evans, and has been a top advocate for his music for the past three decades. The show will feature many of Evans' most famous tunes, like "Time Remembered," "Waltz for Debby," "Tenderly," "Some day my prince will come" and more. He'll be joined by Brandon Rivas (bass), Joe Caploe (drums), and a special guest appearance by Adam Carrillo on the sax. Don't miss it! As always, our kitchen and bar are open for dinner service. See you at the show! 

Ricki Derek & the Vegas Six!

Ricki Derek & the Vegas Six!

Thu, Jun 13

“Ricki has honed his act to a fine edge.” – The Dallas Morning News “Ricki swings like a mutha” – Blll Zehme Esquire Magazine & Author of The Way You Wear Your Hat Ricki Derek is an entertainer, that’s what he does. He has been doing it in one form or another all his life. Being born too late doesn’t mean you have to settle for the status quo as performer. Ricki has always believed that audience came to see a show and forget about their problems for a while. So when it’s showtime, it’s just that showtime! Greatly influenced by Sinatra, Dino, Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, Tom Jones, Bobby Darin, & Sammy Davis Jr, to name a few, Ricki has made it his mission in life to channel the greats of past and present with his own style. Whether he is performing with his 24 piece orchestra, his 15 piece Big Band, or leaning against a piano, he always surrounds himself with the best musicians. And if he looks like he’s having a great time it’s because he is. Seeing a Ricki show is like a time machine to the Vegas strip in the early 60’s without losing all that money. As always, our kitchen and bar are open for dinner service. See you at the show! 

New Orleans Night! A Mardi Gras Party with Brandon Guerra, Adam Carrillo, and friends

New Orleans Night! A Mardi Gras Party with Brandon Guerra, Adam Carrillo, and friends

Fri, Jun 14

Mardi Gras and the music of New Orleans is alive and well at Jazz, TX on Friday nights! Come celebrate the weekend with Brandon Guerra, Adam Carrillo, Mike Porter, Ed Sherry and friends. Featuring classic New Orleans tunes like "Bourbon Street Parade," "Come to the Mardi Gras," "Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans," "When the Saints Go Marching In" and more, New Orleans night is a Jazz, TX tradition! As always, our kitchen and bar are open for dinner service. See you at the show! 

Doc Watkins and his Orchestra

Doc Watkins and his Orchestra

Sat, Jun 15

Join Doc Watkins and his Orchestra on select Saturday nights for an unforgettable night of dinner, drinks, and classic big band music. Doc and his 10-piece Orchestra will feature the music of Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and much, much more. Come join the party! As always, our kitchen and bar will be open for dinner service, and the dance floor will be open. See you at the show! 

Outlaw Jazz with Doc Watkins, Brandon Guerra and Brandon Rivas

Outlaw Jazz with Doc Watkins, Brandon Guerra and Brandon Rivas

Tue, Jun 18

No pianos will be harmed in the making of this music. Get ready for a blast from the past as Doc Watkins, Brandon Guerra, and Brandon Rivas play the hits from their 2014 album "The Outlaw" and many other outlaw jazz tunes! As always, our kitchen and bar are open for dinner service. See you at the show! 

Latin Jazz Night with Jose Amador and Terra Nova

Latin Jazz Night with Jose Amador and Terra Nova

Wed, Jun 19

Don't miss Latin Jazz night at Jazz, TX with Jose Amador and Terra Nova! The band will feature latin arrangements of tunes by Horace Silver, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, and original compositions. Our kitchen and bar are fully open for dinner service. See you at the show! 

The Toro Flores Quintet

The Toro Flores Quintet

Thu, Jun 20

Jazz is alive and well in South Texas! Toro Flores brings you a truly original sound with influences of jazz, classical and latin traditions. His compositions center around the strengths of the individual musicians in the ensemble as well as featuring the ensemble itself. As always, our kitchen and bar are fully open for dinner service. See you at the show! More about Toro: Toro Flores is a multi-instrumentalist and music educator from San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Flores has been performing and playing music for 35 years making his mark on marimba performance. As well as being San Antonio's premiere mallet performer (marimba, vibraphone, and xylophone) Flores is also an accomplished guitar player, playing with many notable San Antonio area bands and musicians. He has covered all musical styles prized in Texas ranging from country to reggae, from Jazz to blues and beyond. However, Flores found his calling playing Latin Jazz. Flores, with his various bands including Zarabande and recently Hot Sauce, has thrilled audiences with his brilliant mallet wizardry and emotive guitar playing. Extremely well received performances in San Antonio's Jazz's Alive festival and the Texas Jazz Festival are notable highlights among others, and Flores has shared the stage with many international acts. Flores has a bachelor's degree in music (B.M.) and has put his credentials to work by teaching wind ensemble jazz band and other music classes in public schools for 17 years in addition to regular nightly and weekend performances. Toro Flores, aka Alfred Flores, continues to recreate and innovate his vast musical talents to always deliver a compelling and world class performance. 

New Orleans Night! A Mardi Gras Party with Brandon Guerra, Adam Carrillo, and friends

New Orleans Night! A Mardi Gras Party with Brandon Guerra, Adam Carrillo, and friends

Fri, Jun 21

Mardi Gras and the music of New Orleans is alive and well at Jazz, TX on Friday nights! Come celebrate the weekend with Brandon Guerra, Adam Carrillo, Mike Porter, Ed Sherry and friends. Featuring classic New Orleans tunes like "Bourbon Street Parade," "Come to the Mardi Gras," "Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans," "When the Saints Go Marching In" and more, New Orleans night is a Jazz, TX tradition! As always, our kitchen and bar are open for dinner service. See you at the show! 

A Tribute to the music of Walt Disney

A Tribute to the music of Walt Disney

Sat, Jun 22

"Hugely successful." - Texas Public Radio If you haven't seen the Jazz, TX Disney Tribute, you're in for a treat! Join Brandon Guerra, Adam Carrillo, and friends as they pay tribute to some of the most memorable tunes from the past 100 years of Walt Disney films. Played in the style of a 1960s jazz quartet, they'll feature songs like "When you wish upon a star," "The Bare Necessities," and music from Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Mary Poppins, Toy Story, and much more. Don't miss it! As always, our kitchen and bar are open for dinner service and ready to serve you. See you at the show! 

Jazz, TX Presents: Jazz, TV!

Jazz, TX Presents: Jazz, TV!

Tue, Jun 25

Get ready for a new show created by Adam Carrillo, featuring Doc Watkins (piano), Brandon Guerra (drums), Mike Porter (bass), and Adam Carrillo (sax). Jazz, TV explores the iconic tunes of the past 75 years of television classics in the style of an instrumental jazz quartet. TV classics such as ...... well, we don't want to give it away. As always, our kitchen and bar are open for dinner service. See you at the show! 

CLOSED for Private Event

CLOSED for Private Event

Wed, Jun 26

Jazz, TX will be closed for a private event. Thank you!!! 

Soul'd Out, featuring Adam Carrillo and his Quartet

Soul'd Out, featuring Adam Carrillo and his Quartet

Thu, Jun 27

Jazz, TX is proud to present a new show from Adam Carrillo featuring jazz renditions of classic Soul and R&B tunes. Composed and arranged by the amazing Adam Carrillo on sax, and featuring an all-star lineup of world-class talent. Don't miss it! As always, our kitchen and bar are open for dinner service. See you at the show! 

New Orleans Night! A Mardi Gras Party with Brandon Guerra, Adam Carrillo, and friends

New Orleans Night! A Mardi Gras Party with Brandon Guerra, Adam Carrillo, and friends

Fri, Jun 28

Mardi Gras and the music of New Orleans is alive and well at Jazz, TX on Friday nights! Come celebrate the weekend with Brandon Guerra, Adam Carrillo, Mike Porter, Ed Sherry and friends. Featuring classic New Orleans tunes like "Bourbon Street Parade," "Come to the Mardi Gras," "Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans," "When the Saints Go Marching In" and more, New Orleans night is a Jazz, TX tradition! As always, our kitchen and bar are open for dinner service. See you at the show! 

CLOSED for Private Event

CLOSED for Private Event

Sat, Jun 29

Jazz, TX will be closed for a private event. Thank you!!! 

Salsa Night! with Jose Amador and NATIAO Latin Jazz

Salsa Night! with Jose Amador and NATIAO Latin Jazz

Wed, Jul 10

A Jazz, TX tradition! The dance floor is always open for Salsa Night with Jose Amador and NATIAO Latin Jazz. Since our Grand Opening in 2016, Jazz, TX has been proud to feature monthly Salsa nights with the best Salsa band in town!  Our kitchen and bar are fully open for dinner service. See you at the show! 

Noelle Goforth and Three Swings and a Miss

Noelle Goforth and Three Swings and a Miss

Thu, Jul 11

Be transported with the hot swingin' jazz of yesteryear as Noelle Goforth and Three Swings and a Miss take the stage to bring you a delightful collection of songs from the golden age of Jazz. Influenced by legends like Billie Holiday, the Nat King Cole Trio, and Peggy Lee, Noelle and her band capture the charm and spirit of the swing era and have become a favorite here at Jazz TX! As always, our kitchen and bar are fully open for dinner service. See you at the show! 

Doc Watkins and his Orchestra - The Dance Floor is OPEN!

Doc Watkins and his Orchestra - The Dance Floor is OPEN!

Sat, Jul 13

Join Doc Watkins and his Orchestra on select Saturday nights for an unforgettable night of classic big band music, dinner, drinks, and dancing. Doc and his 10-piece Big Band Orchestra will feature the music of Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellingon, Count Basie, and much, much more. Come join the party! As always, our kitchen and bar will be open for dinner service, and the dance floor will be open. See you at the show! 

Jazz, TX Presents: Benny Benack III

Jazz, TX Presents: Benny Benack III

Wed, Jul 17

Back by popular demand, Jazz, TX is thrilled to welcome Emmy-nominated trumpeter and vocalist Benny Benack III back to the stage! By age 32, Emmy-nominated trumpeter and singer Benny Benack III has proven to be that rarest of talents: not only a fiery trumpet player with a stirring command of the postbop trumpet vernacular in the vein of Kenny Dorham and Freddie Hubbard, but also a singer with a sly, mature, naturally expressive delivery in the post-Sinatra mold, performing standards and his own astute songs with a thrilling sense of showmanship. This duel-threat ability was recognized by the 2022 Downbeat Critics Poll where he appeared as not only the #2 Rising Star Male Vocalist, but a top Rising Star Trumpeter as well. His superb intonation and bracing virtuosity enable him to handle astounding feats of originally composed vocalese (complex solos with written lyrics). On top of it all, he’s a highly capable pianist as well. Benny has performed internationally as an Emcee/Host for the Youtube sensation Postmodern Jukebox, and achieved his own viral success amassing millions of views for his crooning alongside the Grammy-award winning “8-Bit Big Band”. In early 2020 he released A Lot of Livin’ to Do, the follow-up to his well-received 2017 debut One of a Kind. This sophomore effort, richly varied in mood and brimming with bop inflection, features bassist extraordinaire and Jazz ambassador Christian McBride (whose Grammy-award winning Big Band frequently calls upon Benny in the trumpet section) and drummer/producer Ulysses Owens, Jr., as well as the radiant Takeshi Ohbayashi on piano and Rhodes. His vocalese duet on “Social Call” from this album alongside fellow young star vocalist Veronica Swift became an instant smash hit single, being transcribed and learned by Jazz vocalists around the world. Alongside his global touring as a straight-ahead/contemporary bandleader, Benny has appeared as a trumpet soloist in more commercial circles alongside Josh Groban, Ben Folds, fashion icon Isaac Mizrahi, Ann Hampton Callaway and more. He’s been featured at Birdland, Jazz @ Lincoln Center, Mezzrow, Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle and other leading New York venues, and has also been a special guest with the Pittsburgh Symphony Pops Orchestra, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra and the Minsk Philharmonic Orchestra. He made his television debut in NBC’s short-lived, SNL-inspired variety show “Maya & Marty” playing in the in-studio band led by acclaimed bassist & Broadway arranger Charlie Rosen. More recent TV credits include “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” where he frequently performs in the House Band. His global recognition has been bolstered by recent live-streaming concerts at Smalls Jazz Club, where he maintains a weekly residency, as well as frequent appearances on fellow young lion Emmet Cohen’s “Emmet’s Place” weekly show. Third in a generational line of Pittsburgh jazz notables, Benny follows in the footsteps of his trumpeter/bandleader grandfather, Benny Benack, Sr. (1921-86), and his father Benny Benack, Jr., a saxophonist/clarinetist who gave the young Benny his first professional experience. Benny, Sr. hailed from a Pittsburgh lineage that also produced Roy Eldridge, Earl Hines, Art Blakey, Billy Strayhorn and so many more. He recorded the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 1960 theme song “Beat ’Em Bucs” and toured with Tommy Dorsey and Raymond Scott, among others. Benny III returns to Pittsburgh often to perform, saluting his family forebears and the jazz heritage as a whole, nonetheless staking his bold and highly individual artistic claim. He is an endorsing artist with Torpedo Bags cases, CarolBrass flugelhorns, as well as various menswear fashion lines including X-Suit, Alain Dupetit, Proper Cloth & Vittone. As always, our kitchen and bar are open for dinner service. See you at the show! 

Jazz, TX Presents: Benny Benack III

Jazz, TX Presents: Benny Benack III

Thu, Jul 18

Back by popular demand, Jazz, TX is thrilled to welcome Emmy-nominated trumpeter and vocalist Benny Benack III back to the stage! By age 32, Emmy-nominated trumpeter and singer Benny Benack III has proven to be that rarest of talents: not only a fiery trumpet player with a stirring command of the postbop trumpet vernacular in the vein of Kenny Dorham and Freddie Hubbard, but also a singer with a sly, mature, naturally expressive delivery in the post-Sinatra mold, performing standards and his own astute songs with a thrilling sense of showmanship. This duel-threat ability was recognized by the 2022 Downbeat Critics Poll where he appeared as not only the #2 Rising Star Male Vocalist, but a top Rising Star Trumpeter as well. His superb intonation and bracing virtuosity enable him to handle astounding feats of originally composed vocalese (complex solos with written lyrics). On top of it all, he’s a highly capable pianist as well. Benny has performed internationally as an Emcee/Host for the Youtube sensation Postmodern Jukebox, and achieved his own viral success amassing millions of views for his crooning alongside the Grammy-award winning “8-Bit Big Band”. In early 2020 he released A Lot of Livin’ to Do, the follow-up to his well-received 2017 debut One of a Kind. This sophomore effort, richly varied in mood and brimming with bop inflection, features bassist extraordinaire and Jazz ambassador Christian McBride (whose Grammy-award winning Big Band frequently calls upon Benny in the trumpet section) and drummer/producer Ulysses Owens, Jr., as well as the radiant Takeshi Ohbayashi on piano and Rhodes. His vocalese duet on “Social Call” from this album alongside fellow young star vocalist Veronica Swift became an instant smash hit single, being transcribed and learned by Jazz vocalists around the world. Alongside his global touring as a straight-ahead/contemporary bandleader, Benny has appeared as a trumpet soloist in more commercial circles alongside Josh Groban, Ben Folds, fashion icon Isaac Mizrahi, Ann Hampton Callaway and more. He’s been featured at Birdland, Jazz @ Lincoln Center, Mezzrow, Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle and other leading New York venues, and has also been a special guest with the Pittsburgh Symphony Pops Orchestra, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra and the Minsk Philharmonic Orchestra. He made his television debut in NBC’s short-lived, SNL-inspired variety show “Maya & Marty” playing in the in-studio band led by acclaimed bassist & Broadway arranger Charlie Rosen. More recent TV credits include “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” where he frequently performs in the House Band. His global recognition has been bolstered by recent live-streaming concerts at Smalls Jazz Club, where he maintains a weekly residency, as well as frequent appearances on fellow young lion Emmet Cohen’s “Emmet’s Place” weekly show. Third in a generational line of Pittsburgh jazz notables, Benny follows in the footsteps of his trumpeter/bandleader grandfather, Benny Benack, Sr. (1921-86), and his father Benny Benack, Jr., a saxophonist/clarinetist who gave the young Benny his first professional experience. Benny, Sr. hailed from a Pittsburgh lineage that also produced Roy Eldridge, Earl Hines, Art Blakey, Billy Strayhorn and so many more. He recorded the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 1960 theme song “Beat ’Em Bucs” and toured with Tommy Dorsey and Raymond Scott, among others. Benny III returns to Pittsburgh often to perform, saluting his family forebears and the jazz heritage as a whole, nonetheless staking his bold and highly individual artistic claim. He is an endorsing artist with Torpedo Bags cases, CarolBrass flugelhorns, as well as various menswear fashion lines including X-Suit, Alain Dupetit, Proper Cloth & Vittone. As always, our kitchen and bar are open for dinner service. See you at the show! 

Jose Amador and NATIAO Presents: A Tribute to Buena Vista Social Club!

Jose Amador and NATIAO Presents: A Tribute to Buena Vista Social Club!

Sat, Jul 20

For the first time ever, Jazz, TX pays tribute to the music and spirit of 1940s Havana, as captured by filmmaker Wim Wenders in the award winning 1999 documentary "Buena Vista Social Club." The dance floor will be open, and it's sure to be a Saturday night party! As always, the kitchen and bar will be rockin.' See you there! 

Latin Jazz Night with Jose Amador and Terra Nova

Latin Jazz Night with Jose Amador and Terra Nova

Wed, Jul 24

Don't miss Latin Jazz night at Jazz, TX with Jose Amador and Terra Nova! The band will feature latin arrangements of tunes by Horace Silver, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, and original compositions. Our kitchen and bar are fully open for dinner service. See you at the show! 

A Tribute to The Music of Dave Brubeck

A Tribute to The Music of Dave Brubeck

Thu, Jul 25

Jazz, TX is excited to announce a brand new show! Presented by the Jazz Protagonists with special guest, Rich Oppenheim: A tribute to the music of Dave Brubeck will feature the classic tunes from the library of legendary pianist Dave Brubeck and saxophonist Paul Desmond. Featuring Barry Brake (piano), Rich Oppenheim (saxophone), Darren Kuper (drums), and Greg Norris (bass). As always, our kitchen and bar are fully open for dinner service. See you at the show! 

Jazz, TX Presents: Lonnie McFadden!

Jazz, TX Presents: Lonnie McFadden!

Wed, Aug 14

Back by popular demand! Jazz, TX is honored to welcome Kansas City legend Lonnie McFadden back to our stage on Wednesday, August 14th. A world-class vocalist, trumpeter, and tap dancer, Mr. McFadden recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Jazz Museum. Over the years he has shared the stage with The Count Basie Orchestra, Sammy Davis Jr., Wayne Newton, and many others. He returns to Jazz, TX with his all-star quartet for a magical evening right here in San Antonio. As always, our kitchen and bar are open for dinner service. See you at the show! 

Mark Little Presents: A Tribute to Bill Evans

Mark Little Presents: A Tribute to Bill Evans

Wed, Aug 28

“Mark Little’s spirited playing amply demonstrates his total immersion in the music he loves, not to mention his wholehearted commitment to it." - John Dankworth Jazz, TX is honored to welcome pianist Mark Little as he pays tribute to the legendary music of Bill Evans. Mr. Little had the opportunity to study with Evans, and has been a top advocate for his music for the past three decades. The show will feature many of Evans' most famous tunes, like "Time Remembered," "Waltz for Debby," "Tenderly," "Some day my prince will come" and more. He'll be joined by Brandon Rivas (bass), Joe Caploe (drums), and a special guest appearance by Adam Carrillo on the sax. Don't miss it! As always, our kitchen and bar are open for dinner service. See you at the show! 

Jazz, TX Presents: The Joel Frahm Trio!

Jazz, TX Presents: The Joel Frahm Trio!

Tue, Oct 22

For more than 30 years, Joel Frahm lived in New York City, working in jazz clubs, collaborating with other musicians, and honing his craft. He now lives in Nashville, where he continues to play the music he loves. His bold, inventive tenor sound has won fans in the U.S. and across the world. He has worked alongside Betty Carter, Kenny Barron, Freddy Cole, Dianne Schuur, Kurt Elling, Jane Monheit, Bill Charlap, Brad Mehldau, Matt Wilson, Cyrille Aimee, and many other top artists. He has played as a leader or sideman on more than 100 recordings and has appeared at jazz festivals in the United States, Europe, Israel, Canada and South America. In addition to his work as a performer, he has taught jazz classes in clinics at the University of North Carolina, the University of Connecticut, New York University, Wichita State University, the University of North Texas, Baylor University, Colorado State University, Furman University, the University of Toronto, the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, the University of Manitoba and others. He also has worked at the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Next Generation program; the Sant Andreu Youth Jazz Orchestra in Barcelona, Spain; the Dave Brubeck Institute in Stockton, California; the Center for Jazz Studies at the Israel Conservatory in Tel Aviv; the Czech Jazz Workshop in Prague; and the Siena Jazz Workshop in Italy. Joel grew up in Racine, Wisconsin and moved to West Hartford, Connecticut as a high school freshman, where he became part of the acclaimed Hall High School jazz band. It was there he developed a passion for jazz, exploring the music of jazz greats such as Art Blakey, Freddie Hubbard, Horace Silver and Wayne Shorter. In 1992, he received a bachelor's degree from the Manhattan School of Music. As always, our kitchen and bar are open for dinner service. See you at the show!