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Bryan Carter's "Jazz at Pride: ATX"

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Skybox on 6th, 501 W. 6th St., 4th Floor , Austin, TX 78701

TICKET LINK: https://jazzatpride.ticketbud.com/austin-2022

The Official Kick-Off Event for Austin Pride 2022!

With world-class artists from the LGBTQIA+ community, Jazz at Pride is unlike any jazz show you've ever seen! Bryan Carter's celebration features a 32-piece orchestra with songs that cross musical borders from Shania Twain, Dionne Warwick, Dean Martin, Ray Charles, and Frank Sinatra!

After a two-year hiatus, the landmark concert celebration is back - premiering for the very first time in Austin, Texas! Featured on ABC and Playbill, drummer and vocalist Bryan Carter has designed a show that will make you jump, dance, laugh, cry, and savor every last moment.

Enjoy downtown views of Austin, local distillery drinks for purchase, and technicolor memories. Weird and artful attire is encouraged!

Doors @ 7:00 PM | Show @ 8:00 PM

The Adrian Ruiz Quintet: Farewell Performance

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The Elephant Room, 315 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701

The Adrian Ruiz Quintet is BACK for its farewell performance at The Elephant Room, featuring:

Dr. Adrian Ruiz: Trumpet and Flugelhorn

Gil Del Bosque: Tenor and Soprano Saxophones

Tommy Howard: Guitar

Sam Pankey: Acoustic Bass

Daniel Dufour: Drums

The band will play a solid mix of Blue Note deep cuts from the 1950s/60s and original compositions.

Come join us for a night of celebration! $7.00 cover. 21 and over. Dig?!?

Miles Davis: Bitches Brew Orchestra

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Monks, 501 Pedernales St. , Austin, TX 78702

Purchase Tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/miles-davis-bitches-brew-orchestra-tickets-390771306497

Watch in UHD at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjwXumkzYuc

Trumpeter Adrian Ruiz and drummer Gerry Gibbs join forces to commemorate the music of Miles Davis that was recorded between 1967-1975. Join us for this very special performance which pays tribute to Davis’s trailblazing efforts in launching the fusion movement in jazz.

Adrian Ruiz: Trumpet

Jerry Espinoza: Saxophones

Eric Hargett: Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Keyboard

Tommy Howard: Guitar

Brian Pardo: Guitar

Brandon Rivas: Electric Bass

Gerry Gibbs: Drums, Percussion, Keyboard

Live On-AIR Series: The Adrian Ruiz Quintet

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Parker Jazz Club, 117 W. 4th St. 107B, Austin, TX 78701

The Adrian Ruiz Quintet will be playing at Parker Jazz Club as part of their Live On-AIR Series on Tuesday, August 2, at 7:30 PM, featuring:

Adrian Ruiz: Trumpet, Flugelhorn

Gil Del Bosque: Tenor and Soprano Saxophones

Tommy Howard: Guitar

James Suter: Acoustic Bass

Daniel Dufour: Drums

Live On-AIR at Parker is a new series showcasing the outstanding jazz talents who live—and make music—in Austin. Live On-AIR is sponsored by Texas Jazz Society.

Live On-AIR at Parker programming is presented every Tuesday night at Parker Jazz Club. Emphasizing inclusivity and accessibility, the club—typically limited to guests 21 and up—will be open to audiences of all ages. Reservations are available for $10 per seat at the following link:

https://www.exploretock.com/parkerjazzclub/event/349615/adrian-ruiz-live-on-air-at-parker?_ga=2.140075187.1047955120.1658857280-663403987.1658857280

Grab your tickets at: CWBB-ft-martina-dasilva-chad-lb-monksjazz.eventbrite.com

General Admission Pre-Sale: $35 ($40 at the Door)

Limited VIP Table Seating: $45

Stream in UHD at: youtu.be/VcqQO_1UokU

Taking inspiration from luminaries such as Kurt Elling, Christian Wiggs is a vocalist, bandleader, lyricist, producer, director, artist manager, educator, and founder of Bandstand Presents, an Austin-based production company, committed to the inclusivity, visibility, and collaboration of jazz scenes across the nation.

Christian has shared the stage with acclaimed musicians such as Benny Benack III, Bryan Carter, Steven Feifke, Aubrey Logan, Dan “Chimy” Chmielinski, Mathis Picard, Daniel Foose, Andre Hayward, Robert Edwards, Clark Sommers, George Fludas, Geof Bradfield, Mike Sailors, John Lake, and Tatiana “Ladymay” Mayfield. In addition to collaboration, Christian serves as artist management for drummer/vocalist, composer, and orchestrator Bryan Carter.

Suited to the modern era, the Christian Wiggs Big Band features original compositions and celebrated hits from an array of musical genres and artists. Within its first year, Wiggs led the ensemble to an official showcase at the annual SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas. Wiggs has released three studio albums and serves as the host and producer of “Off The Bandstand”, a series of conversations that feature local and national jazz musicians.

Off stage, Christian serves as an active producer and director, his work behind the camera being featured by Playbill, ABC News, NPR Live Sessions, and WRTI 90.1. Committed to education, Wiggs has performed and conducted lectures as a guest artist for institutions such as Texas State University and the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.

Jazz vocalist Martina DaSilva, a New York City native, captivates audiences with her signature blend of daring technical virtuosity and expressive emotional sensitivity. Drawing equally from the styles of early jazz, opera, and chamber music, her musicality transcends conventional genre labelling. As a Brazilian-American, Martina also has a passion for performing the works of Brazilian composers.

DaSilva actively performs with her own group in addition to leading the jazz vocal harmony group, The Ladybugs. Martina has received high praise for her performances at the Kennedy Center, the Bern International Jazz Festival, the Blue Note Jazz Festival, the NYC Hot Jazz Festival, Jazz At Lincoln Center’s Generations in Jazz Festival, and the NY Winter Jazzfest.

Hailed as a “Sax Phenom” by the New York Daily News, Chad Lefkowitz-Brown has toured globally as a bandleader, and with superstars ranging from Chris Botti to Taylor Swift. He has been a featured soloist with premiere ensembles like the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra, and he was formerly a prominent member of the multi GRAMMY winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. At only 31-years-old, Chad has now become one of the first jazz headliners of his generation, amassing a loyal social media fanbase of over 250,000 followers across platforms. Despite his demanding tour schedule, Chad continues to be a visiting artist at the renowned San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he gives monthly masterclasses during the scholastic year.

A native of Elmira, New York, Chad established himself as a jazz prodigy at age 11, performing throughout New York State under the mentorship of local jazz hero, George Reed, who was known for backing legends like Teddy Wilson, Buddy Tate, and Marian McPartland. Chad went on to pursue a formal education in the arts at the Brubeck Institute, a prestigious fellowship program created by jazz legend Dave Brubeck. While studying at the institute, he performed regularly with Brubeck and was a member of the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet. Chad received many accolades during his scholastic career, including 15 DownBeat Magazine Student Music Awards for categories such as "Best Jazz Soloist" and "Best Original Song."

Since graduating from the Brubeck Institute, Chad has performed throughout six continents, and has appeared at venues including Carnegie Hall, the Super Bowl, and Madison Square Garden. His debut album, Imagery Manifesto, was named “Debut Album of the Year” by jazz critic and author, Doug Ramsey, and two of his most recent recordings as a leader, “Onward,” and "Live at The Bridge" feature jazz legend, Randy Brecker, with whom he has toured and headlined jazz festivals throughout the United States and Europe.

Christian Wiggs - Vox

Martina DaSilva - Vox

Chad Lefkowitz-Brown - Tenor Saxophone

Matthew Maldonado - Alto Sax

Paulo Santos - Alto Sax

Russell Haight - Tenor Sax

Dan Thomas - Tenor Sax

Eric Hargett - Baritone Sax

Jonah Springs - Trumpet

Mike Sailors - Trumpet

Andy Cheetham - Trumpet

Adrian Ruiz - Trumpet

Austin Seybert - Trombone

Ulrican Williams - Trombone

Leo Gauna - Trombone

Aaron Garcia - Trombone

Thomas Wenglinski - Piano

Andrew Renfroe - Guitar

Dan “Chimy” Chmielinski - Bass

Daniel Dufour - Drums

The Adrian Ruiz Quintet

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The Elephant Room, 315 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701

The Adrian Ruiz Quintet is BACK at The Elephant Room, featuring:

Dr. Adrian Ruiz: Trumpet and Flugelhorn

Dr. Matt Maldonado: Tenor and Soprano Saxophones

Tommy Howard: Guitar

Dr. James Suter: Acoustic Bass

Aaron Easley: Drums

The band will play a solid mix of Blue Note deep cuts from the 1950s/60s and original compositions.

Come join us. $7.00 cover. 21 and over. Dig?!?

The Adrian Ruiz Quintet

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Chez Zee American Bistro, 5406 Balcones Drive, Austin, TX 78731

Register for the event here:

https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ej8hw140d5168ce6&oseq=&c=&ch=

The Austin Jazz Society is happy to announce its next monthly live event at Chez Zee with the performance happening on Sunday, July 10th, featuring the Adrian Ruiz Quintet.

Adrian Ruiz - Trumpet, Flugelhorn

Gil Del Bosque - Tenor and Soprano Saxophones

Collin Shook - Piano

James Suter - Acoustic Bass

Daniel Dufour - Drums

Dr. Adrian Ruiz is active as a freelance trumpeter, performing regularly throughout the state of Texas. In February 2021, he received a Grammy nomination in the Best Contemporary Blues Album category for Live at the Paramount with the Ruthie Foster Big Band.

Dr. Ruiz has performed internationally at the Montreux, North Sea, and Taichung Jazz Festivals. In addition to his performance schedule, Dr. Ruiz has presented clinics and performances at the Jazz Education Network (JEN) Conference, the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) and the Texas Bandmasters Association (TBA) Conventions. He has served as an adjudicator at band contests, jazz festivals, and has presented masterclasses at various school districts throughout San Antonio and Austin.

In May 2017, Ruiz made his recording debut as a leader, releasing his first full length album entitled Premiere: A Collection Of Originals. Scott Yanow, acclaimed jazz journalist/historian and author, states the following concerning Premiere: "Adrian Ruiz is an impressive trumpeter who makes his recording debut as a leader on 'Premiere: A Collection Of Originals' In addition to being a fine showcase [it] is a fun set of creative jazz that is easily recommended."

Dr. Ruiz received his Bachelor of Music Studies from the University of Texas at San Antonio, Master of Music from Texas State University, and Doctor of Musical Arts in Jazz Trumpet Performance from the University of Texas at Austin. Ruiz currently serves as the Director of Jazz Bands at St. Stephen's Episcopal School in Austin, TX.

The Adrian Ruiz Quintet: Live at Monks

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Monks, 501 Pedernales St. , Austin, TX 78702

Grab tickets at: https://adrian-ruiz-july-1st-tix.eventbrite.com

Watch in HD at: https://youtu.be/tz_rd059t_Q

Dr. Adrian Ruiz, a native of San Antonio, is an in-demand freelance trumpeter and passionate educator who performs extensively throughout the state of Texas. Ruiz has performed with a long list of legendary artists, recorded and arranged in horn sections on numerous albums, and has performed internationally at the Montreux, North Sea, and Taichung Jazz Festivals.

In addition to his demanding performance schedule, Ruiz is an avid educator, presenting transformative clinics and masterclasses at many schools, colleges, and universities. Adrian received his Bachelor of Music Studies from UT San Antonio, Master of Music in Composition from Texas State University, and Doctor of Musical Arts in Jazz Trumpet Performance from UT Austin. Ruiz currently serves as the Director of Jazz Bands at St. Stephen's Episcopal School in Austin, and was formerly the Director of Jazz Studies at UT San Antonio.

In May 2017, Ruiz made his recording debut as a leader, releasing his first full-length album, Premiere: A Collection Of Originals, and is currently setting the stage for a live follow-up album. Ruiz is a Featured Artist for Schilke Music Products Inc., in Melrose Park, Illinois.

Adrian Ruiz - Trumpet, Flugelhorn

Gil Del Bosque - Soprano and Tenor Saxophones

Collin Shook - Piano

James Suter - Acoustic Bass

Daniel Dufour - Drums

The Hubtones

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Parker Jazz Club, 117 W. 4th St. 107B, Austin, TX 78701

Trombonist Leo Gauna conceived of The Hubtones as a special project to celebrate some of his favorite jazz artists, including Freddie Hubbard, Horace Silver, Wayne Shorter, and The Jazz Messengers. The vibe of the group is bluesy and soulful—the kind of jazz tunes that make you snap your fingers and move your hips. In the spirit of innovation and improvising something authentic and spirited, Gauna is “thrilled to have some of my closest friends who I have been playing music with since college on this project.”

ABOUT LEO GAUNA

Musician and educator Leo Gauna draws inspiration from a vast array of deep and powerful musical currents. A skilled trombonist and arranger, Gauna spent several years working with Latin funk groups Grupo Fantasma and Brownout. He has performed with Prince, Shelia E., and Maceo Parker. And he appears regularly as an in-demand brass player in jazz ensembles throughout the Live Music Capital of the World.

Tickets are $20. The music starts at 7pm and doors open at 6pm. Your ticket guarantees your seat, but please note that table preference is based on a first-come, first-served basis. Though there’s not a bad seat in the house, if you have a specific table at which you want to be seated, arrive early.

Reservations are highly recommended:

https://www.exploretock.com/parkerjazzclub/event/343868/the-hubtones?_ga=2.146589623.2040967846.1654031279-923953825.1654031279

The Adrian Ruiz Quintet

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The Elephant Room, 315 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701

The Adrian Ruiz Quintet is BACK at The Elephant Room, featuring:

Dr. Adrian Ruiz, Trumpet and Flugelhorn

Gil Del Bosque, Tenor and Soprano Saxophones

Tommy Howard, Guitar

Terry Bowness, Organ

Aaron Easley, Drums

The band will play a solid mix of Blue Note deep cuts from the 1950s/60s and original compositions.

Come join us. $7.00 cover. 21 and over. Dig?!?

Photo courtesy: Laura Ingles

Photo courtesy: Laura Ingles