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I have the distinct honor of performing as a guest soloist with the Sandra Day O’Connor High School Jazz Ensemble on Friday, February 9, at the TMEA Convention.

It’s going to be a special night! Come on out and hear some great charts, which will feature music from the libraries of Buddy Rich, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Doc Severinsen, et al. I was commissioned to write a composition to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of O’Connor High School, and pay tribute to Wallace Dierolf, who served as the inaugural band director.

Please make plans to attend. The students have been working hard, and will put on a great show for those in attendance. The show starts at 6:30 PM, in the Henry B. González Convention Center, CC Hemisfair Ballroom 1-2.

Join us for a fantastic night of music! This performance will serve as a send-off concert (the O’Connor Jazz Ensemble is the invited high school jazz group for the 2024 Texas Music Educators Association Convention).

I will be a guest soloist this evening, and will also be premiering an original composition with the band to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of O’Connor High School.

Please join KRTU for a taping of the South Texas Jazz Project featuring The Adrian Ruiz Quintet.

RSVP REQUIRED by Thursday, January 18th!

Carver Community Cultural Center

Jo Long Theatre

January 23, 2024 at 7:00 PM

Doors open at 6:30 PM

Join KRTU, The Carver Community Cultural Center, and KLRN-PBS to celebrate a milestone in KRTU's programming - a live taping of the South Texas Jazz Project to be televised on KLRN-PBS. You and a guest can enjoy this exclusive, invitation-only performance featuring Dr. Adrian Ruiz and his quintet.

The doors to the Jo Long Theatre will open at 6:30 PM. The concert/taping will begin at 7:00 PM.

Suggested attire is Business Casual, but we invite you to express your style as you feel comfortable while appropriate for public media television.

Please RSVP by January 18th to this special occasion, as space is limited, and we'd love to have you in attendance.

Thank you for your commitment to community radio and for being an important part of KRTU's history!

Please RSVP by January 18th to this special occasion, as space is limited, and we'd love to have you in attendance.

The Adrian Ruiz Quintet

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Monks, 501 Pedernales St. , Austin, TX 78702

Join us for a live taping and listening-room concert for the Adrian Ruiz Quintet!

Adrian Ruiz - Trumpet, Flugelhorn

Gil Del Bosque - Tenor and Soprano Saxophones

Collin Shook - Piano

Sam Pankey - Double Bass

Aaron Easley - Drums

Dr. Adrian Ruiz is active as a freelance trumpeter, performing regularly throughout the state of Texas and the Midwest. He has performed internationally at the Guatemala, Montreux, North Sea, and Taichung Jazz Festivals. He has shared the stage with many acts, including: Benny Benack III, John Clayton, Kirk Covington, Andre Hayward, Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, Jason Marsalis, Butch Miles, James Moody, Joshua Redman, Maria Schneider, Clark Terry, et al. Ruiz serves as the Director of Jazz Studies at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. 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.

Please Note: This is a live-taping, so we'll be enforcing a whisper-policy! Cold bottles of still and sparkling water will be available for purchase, but this event is BYOB. Ice will be available if needed, wine keys and 9 oz. cups provided! 22 free parking spaces onsite are first-come-first-serve. Doors at 7:45 P.M. Show at 8:00 P.M.

The Adrian Ruiz Quintet

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Jazz, TX, 312 Pearl Parkway, Building 6 Suite 6001, San Antonio, TX 78215

Trumpeter Adrian Ruiz has strongly established himself over the years as one of the most effective bandleaders and exciting soloists in the San Antonio and Austin scenes. His quintet, which boasts some of the area’s well-established and fastest rising talents, features Gil Del Bosque on saxophone, Chris Villanueva on piano, Sam Pankey on bass and Aaron Easley on drums. Each of these gentlemen is a creative force in his own right, but they really click as a unit, so that the music comes off as the Adrian Ruiz Quintet, rather than merely a collection of great sidemen. His most recent album features original material by the group members, ranging from the fiery and bluesy to more introspective and unexpected material.

Día De Los Muertos Celebration for the WHOLE family! 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Only $10.00 General Admission; $20.00 Front of Hall. Traditional food, music, dance and activity booths such as face painting, henna tattoos, flash tats and an 11-piece Mariachi Band with Grand Ole Opry performer Stephanie Urbina Jones!!!!!

Stephanie Urbina Jones and the Honky Tonk Mariachi

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Singing Water Vineyards, 316 Mill Dam Road , Comfort, TX 78013

Join us for Stephanie Urbina Jones and the Honky Tonk Mariachi!

Texas' top Country Artist, #1 Billboard Country Songwriter, and Kerrville New Folk Finalist, Stephanie Urbina Jones, along with the Honky Tonk Mariachi, returns to her Texas Hill Country home to celebrate Día De Los Muertos. They're proudly supporting the Boys & Girls Club of Comfort during this special occasion!

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

Sam Pankey: 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?!?

General admission is FREE, all ages, and open to the public! No outside food or beverage is allowed. Tickets are available for premium seating and VIP areas. Visit to buy Patron Seat or VIP tickets