“Spanish Sojourn” Bagpipes at Kids to Concerts

“Spanish Sojourn” Bagpipes at Kids to Concerts

On December 3rd and 4th, the exotic melodies of Galician bagpiper Cristina Pato rang out for public school students in five Kids to Concerts “Spanish Sojourn” performances. Over 1,500 children from Memorial, Morningside and Klein Road Elementary Schools in New Braunfels ISD, and 800 children from MH Specht and Timberwood Park Elementary Schools in Comal ISD participated. Cristina’s natural effervescence created a special atmosphere for the students as they took a fantastic musical journey through Spain.  Not only did Cristina and her accompanists, Victor Prieto on accordion and John Hadfield on eastern percussions, play...

Another Review – “Invocation” Jazz

Another Review – “Invocation” Jazz

A very special thanks to Anthony Dean-Harris, Editor-in-Chief of NextBop.com, for attending “Invocation” on December 9, 2012. To read NextBop’s review of the Jazz concert featuring Rez Abbasi, Vijay Iyer, David Binney, Michael Sarin, and Johannes Weidenmueller, CLICK...

Social Studies: It’s been a jazzy month

For decades, the folk music scene has inhabited an underground network of house parties. Ordinary living rooms, even in San Antonio, become coffee houses where the fare is potluck, seating overflows to the floor and music is authentic. Such hootenannies have reached a high level of sophistication thanks to Musical Bridges Around the World, the local producer of multicultural performances by classical, jazz and, yes, folk musicians. In support of the organization’s free concerts and educational programs, its “Musica Viva!” series allows those who donate $1,000, and paying guests, to hobnob with visiting artists and hear intimate...

The Next Generation of Jazz

Anthony Dean-Harris Editor-in-Chief [email protected] / @i_ADH Guitarist Rez Abbasi has been on the scene for a little while now, steadily building his credibility as a world class talent. His work bouncing back and forth between electric and acoustic has received plaudits all around. Just this past week, his latest trio release, Continuous Beat (Abbasi’s first trio recording with John Hébert on drums and Satoshi Takeishi on bass) has been ranked #1 on the CMJ jazz radio listings. It’s because of his distinct sound, built by his Pakistani heritage largely shaded by his American upbringing, that San Antonio arts...

December 8, 2012 Jazz Party Benefit Concert

Sushi & Champagne Jazz Party At the home of Reema Shroff  & Naveen Kella featuring the Rez Abbasi Trio $75 per person/$135 per couple Tickets must be purchased in advance. For more information, please conact Subia...