Silver Soirée: Awards Cocktail | UNITYFest

Silver Soirée: Awards Cocktail | UNITYFest

Following the festival finale concert, toast to a quarter century of music-making at Musical Bridges Around the World! Join MBAW founders and sponsors in the beautiful Peacock Alley of the St. Anthony Hotel for an evening of jazz, champagne and hors d’oeuvres. About UNITYFest UnityFest creates meaningful connections through cross-cultural collaborations and celebrates our common humanity. A union of classical and contemporary music from near and far defines our place in this melting pot that is San Antonio. Thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts for sponsoring UNITYFest...

Jazz Masters | UNITYFest

Jazz Masters | UNITYFest

The Bill Charlap Trio is Grammy-winning pianist Bill Charlap, bassist Peter Washington, and percussionist Kenny Washington. The Trio earned Grammy nominations for 2017’s Uptown Downtown (Impulse!/Verve) and Somewhere: The Songs of Leonard Bernstein and The Bill Charlap Trio: Live At the Village Vanguard (both on the Blue Note label). TThe trio’s most recent recording features them supporting Tony Bennett & Diana Krall on the chart-topping, Grammy-nominated “Love is Here to Stay”. The Bill Charlap Trio tours all over the world, and their New York engagements include regular appearances at Jazz at Lincoln Center and the...

Family Day! | 8th Annual International Music Festival

Family Day! | 8th Annual International Music Festival

MBAW invites children and their families to attend this outdoor event with short performance vignettes and interactive activities representing different international cultures! Artist performances will include Spanish flamenco, American jazz, Mexican mariachi, Indian dance, and European renaissance. We are proud to partner with the Main Plaza Conservancy for this exciting event! Check out the full 8th Annual International Music Festival event schedule at: mbaw.org/imf   ABOUT THE ARTISTS Austin Troubadours “The Austin Troubadours are an international group of instrumentalists and singers whose mission is to revive the beauty of musical...

We Shall Overcome | Impresario Club & Musica Viva!

We Shall Overcome | Impresario Club & Musica Viva!

Join us as we journey across the globe visiting San Antonio Sister and Friendship Cities from Japan to Namibia, Mexico to China, Germany to India and beyond! Our international music ensemble shatters boundaries with a program of hope and resilience. Explore...

Saturday 23 March/Empire Theater/7PM “Jazz Impressions: Tom Harrell Quintet and Ambrose Akinmusire, trumpet”

Saturday 23 March/Empire Theater/7PM “Jazz Impressions: Tom Harrell Quintet and Ambrose Akinmusire, trumpet”

Saturday, 23 March/Empire Theatre/7pm Jazz impressions: Tom Harrell Quintet and Ambrose Akinmusire, trumpet Tom Harrell, who was acclaimed “2018 Trumpeter of the Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association, joins his expressive brass brother Ambrose Akinmusire for a one-night-only journey through a wide-ranging musical soundscape, at the Empire Theater, San Antonio TX, March 23, 2019, 7:30 PM. Free admission. With this Quintet, Harrell doubles down to reimagine compositions originally written for his 2016 album, SOMETHING GOLD, SOMETHING BLUE, a two-trumpet experimental group he led featuring Akinmusire and a guitar-based rhythm section....