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:

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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 Adrian Ruiz Quintet

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

Register for the event here:

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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

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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?!?

Photo courtesy: Laura Ingles

Photo courtesy: Laura Ingles