Alex Heitlinger Jazz Orchestra Album Release

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

Award-winning jazz composer Alex Heitlinger celebrates the release of his debut big band album Slush Pump Truck Stop (SteepleChase Records) with a special performance at Parker Jazz Club. His all-star ensemble will feature drummer John Riley, trumpeter Greg Gisbert, and saxophonist Michael Thomas along with many of Austin's finest jazz musicians including Diego Rivera, Andy Langham, Bruce Saunders, Michael Sailors, Paul Deemer, and many more. An imaginative and forward-thinking composer, Heitlinger's “vibrantly fresh, brilliantly hued compositions” (Neil Tesser) display “appealing hooks and rich harmonies” (Darcy Argue) and “an abundance of sonic warmth” (Downbeat). "He pairs classic swing big band with blues in a 'film noir' setting... adds a frame narrative around short snapshots as well as some theatrical performances marked by dark undertones" (Georges Tonla Briquet).

Fun fact: Heitlinger is perhaps best known for creating the infamous jazz montage video The Lick (released in 2011), which as of April 2024 has received over 4.8 million views on YouTube and has become a widespread music meme.

The Jazz Standard presents The Adrian Ruiz Quintet

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River Sun, 1011 Avenue B., San Antonio, TX 78215

The partnership between the Jazz Standard & River Sun continues in striving to bring a new, unique, and fresh approach to the modern Jazz Club experience. On Friday, June 28, The Adrian Ruiz Quintet will be in action, featuring:

Adrian Ruiz: Trumpet, Flugelhorn

Jason Galbraith: Soprano and Tenor Saxophones

Chris Villanueva: Keyboard

Juan Acosta: Acoustic and Electric Basses

Gerry Gibbs: Drums

Come and enjoy craft cocktails, craft beer, and all natural wine with live jazz at River Sun!

No cover! 21 and over.

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

Justin Vasquez: Tenor and Soprano Saxophones

Andy Langham: Piano

Terry Bowness: Organ

Gerry Gibbs: 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?!?