Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Jazz is live and alive at UTSA

Jazz is live and alive at UTSA

Jake Mireles, Opinion Editor April 18, 2023

The UTSA Jazz Ensemble held its first concert of the semester on Sunday, March 26, in the UTSA Recital Hall, located in the Arts Building. Performing a set list composed of traditional standards that reached...

Synth, sax and serenity

Synth, sax and serenity

Lauren Hernandez, Assistant Arts & Life Editor April 4, 2023

On Friday, March 31, the San Antonio Parks Foundation presented the first date of six nights of jazz music in the Japanese Tea Garden at Brackenridge Park. In partnership with Trinity University’s radio...

39th Annual ‘Jazz’SAlive’ Festival

39th Annual ‘Jazz’SAlive’ Festival

Kylar Royer, Contributing Writer September 27, 2022

This past weekend, the 39th annual Jazz’SAlive festival was held at Travis Park in downtown San Antonio. The festival was a two-day-long event featuring over 20 jazz artists, including the UTSA Jazz...

Image courtesy of Chris Galaviz

The community leaders behind The West Side Sound

Mason Hickok, Web Editor April 12, 2022

Equally important as the academic research and interviews that make up the West Side Sound Oral History Project, the people on the West Side embody the diversity and good-natured energy present in...

Image courtesy of Chris Galaviz

The West Side Sound Oral History Project

Mason Hickok, Web Editor March 29, 2022

San Antonio is a melting pot rich in creativity, culture and pride. The city’s West Side is a tapestry of various musical movements. One of the movements that comes out of this community is the West...

Zue poses happily at Jazz Fest. Photo bySofia Garcia

A different approach to jazz: 36th annual Jazz Alive Festival enlightens San Antonians

Sofia Garcia September 24, 2019

Vibrant stage setups and a relaxed ambience fused together, cultivating the scenery for The 36th Annual San Antonio Jazz Alive Festival. Travis Park served as a public space for an atmosphere comprised...

Morgan King

UTSA Jazz Ensemble host tribute concert for the late Morgan King

Kirkland Luther October 18, 2018

The bombastic sounds of bigband music boomed through the auditorium walls and into the UTSA Recital Hall lobby on Thursday night, Oct. 11. The UTSA Jazz Ensemble was putting the finishing touches...

Carmens de la Calle boasts a globally inspired menu alongside an impressive programming schedule ranging from jazz and flamenco to spoken word poetry. Courtesy of Carmens de la Calle

See you space cowboy

Justice Lovin August 30, 2017

Outwardly unassuming, Carmens de la Calle is a downtown jazz club that’s as cool and laid back as jazz has ever been. Inside, you’ll find an environment that is simultaneously eclectic and complete....

Rooftop Jazz from an aerial view. Photo courtesy of Artpace

Sunsets and jazz standards

Justice Lovin August 22, 2017

Once a month, on the rooftop of Artpace in downtown San Antonio a crowd gathers for the Rooftop Jazz concert series hosted by Artpace and Trinity’s KRTU–a members only event–which continues deep...

‘Taking Flight’ showcases UTSA dance students’ work

‘Taking Flight’ showcases UTSA dance students’ work

Raquel E. Alonzo March 28, 2017

On March 25, UTSA dance students performed a showcase at the Buena Vista Theater located at the Downtown Campus. The showcase included the pom squad as well as students pursuing a minor in dance...

Two dancers cutting a rug to the live jazz music. Photos courtesy of Hilmy

Jazz, TX brings sultry live music to the SA scene

Casey Luna February 1, 2017

Swinging Jazz, unique cocktails and exquisite food. Who could ask for anything more? The Pearl Brewery’s first dedicated music venue—Jazz, TX—has it all.  With five shows a week and two shows a...

UTSA gets jazzy

February 24, 2015

Emily Varvel, The Paisano The UTSA’s Jazz Ensemble is a group of twenty student musicians under the guidance of Dr. Utah Hamrick. This talented bunch gave a concert on Thursday, Feb....

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