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

Zue poses happily at Jazz Fest. Photo bySofia Garcia

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 of music, food and local businesses. With bands like Tomar and The FC’s, Will Owen Gage and th...

UTSA Jazz Ensemble host tribute concert for the late Morgan King

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 on one of the 10 songs they prepared for that evening to honor and celebrate the life of recently ...

See you space cowboy

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

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. Red Christmas lights, hanging lanterns and various lamps about the inside provide an intimate ...

Sunsets and jazz standards

Rooftop Jazz from an aerial view. Photo courtesy of Artpace

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 into the fall semester. On June 16, Latin style jazz music played from speakers to a crowd gathered atop the ga...

‘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 studies. The dance department was established in fall 2010. The department focuses on a few sp...

Jazz, TX brings sultry live music to the SA scene

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

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 night, there is almost always something to see whether it be San Antonio’s talented local jazz musici...

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. 19 at the UTSA Recital Hall. With instruments including saxophones, trumpets and electric guitar, it...

Spurs survive Jazz to win sixth straight

January 16, 2014

Winning a sixth straight game seemed to be a reasonable task for the Spurs (31-8), considering they were playing at home against a Utah Jazz (13-27) team who sits dead last in the Western Conference. But things almost went awry in the fourth quarter. The Jazz down by 16 points with only five minutes ...