jazz http://tpr.org en Briscoe Mixes Art, Food, Music, Dance And Drinks http://tpr.org/post/briscoe-mixes-art-food-music-dance-and-drinks <p></p><p>The Briscoe Western Art Museum is inviting the public to their art-strewn courtyard. The party is called&nbsp; Summer Sol Fest, and as for party places, the McNutt Courtyard off of the Briscoe is well-positioned.</p><p>“We now have several sculptures out there, it’s a beautiful space," said the Briscoe’s Jennifer Wijangco.</p><p>And it's not just beautiful; it's shady. Massive oaks cool the courtyard and the western art that’s positioned all through it.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:43:30 +0000 Jack Morgan 35314 at http://tpr.org Briscoe Mixes Art, Food, Music, Dance And Drinks 'Live In The Present': Charlie Haden Remembered http://tpr.org/post/live-present-charlie-haden-remembered <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkudQrnQFHc</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8eMfc6TjoA</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeNMnMY9VWE</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:29:00 +0000 editor 35308 at http://tpr.org 'Live In The Present': Charlie Haden Remembered Hot Nights And Cool, Rooftop Jazz At Artpace http://tpr.org/post/hot-nights-and-cool-rooftop-jazz-artpace <p>South Texas summers can be hard to handle, but what Artpace is doing Friday night should make it a little easier. It’s a music series that pits hot summer nights against cool, live jazz.</p><p>“Nothing could be better on a summer night," said Arpace’s Francesca Rattray. And what she’s talking about is The Hardbop Project, music inspired by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, playing live on the third floor rooftop of Artpace.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:27:56 +0000 Jack Morgan 35126 at http://tpr.org Hot Nights And Cool, Rooftop Jazz At Artpace A Sax Trio Taps Tradition While Thriving In The Present http://tpr.org/post/sax-trio-taps-tradition-while-thriving-present <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AueMO4N2BLA</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:44:00 +0000 Tom Moon 35123 at http://tpr.org A Sax Trio Taps Tradition While Thriving In The Present Remembering Jazz Legend Charlie Haden, Who Crafted His Voice In Bass http://tpr.org/post/remembering-jazz-legend-charlie-haden-who-crafted-his-voice-bass <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJGY-LV1fZ8</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYzlgETvKaY</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:38:00 +0000 editor 34940 at http://tpr.org Balcones Heights Jazz Festival Starts July 11 At Wonderland Mall http://tpr.org/post/balcones-heights-jazz-festival-starts-july-11-wonderland-mall <p>The Balcones Heights Jazz Festival will soon kick off.</p><p>“The Balcones Heights Jazz Festival runs this year for four consecutive Friday nights: July 11, 18, 25, and August 1," said Balcones Heights Director of Community Initiatives Lorenzo Nastasi.</p><p>“The venue is really remarkable -- at Wonderland of the Americas around that wonderful reflecting pool, the amphitheater setting, the grassy hillside.” &nbsp;</p><p>And then there’s the music. It's all Jazz, but jazz features a lot of iterations.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 21:11:46 +0000 Jack Morgan 34161 at http://tpr.org Balcones Heights Jazz Festival Starts July 11 At Wonderland Mall Remembering Horace Silver, Hard Bop Pioneer http://tpr.org/post/remembering-horace-silver-hard-bop-pioneer Jazz pianist, bandleader and composer <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15404943/horace-silver">Horace Silver</a> died Wednesday at age 85. <em>Fresh Air</em> critic Kevin Whitehead says that Silver had been off the scene awhile, but his influence is as strong as ever. Hear an appreciation. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Remembering+Horace+Silver%2C+Hard+Bop+Pioneer&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Kevin Whitehead 33761 at http://tpr.org Modern Jazz Rising Star Jose James Makes First Texas Appearance In San Antonio http://tpr.org/post/modern-jazz-rising-star-jose-james-makes-first-texas-appearance-san-antonio <p>A musician coming to San Antonio this weekend is creating quite a buzz.&nbsp; He’s José James, and his sound is not the usual thing. He describes it this way: “Jazz, soul, R&amp;B, singer/songwriter, indie rock, you know. We take you on a musical journey."</p><p>The Minneapolis transplant to New York is deep in a tour now, and as it turns out, his San Antonio gig will be his first time to the Lone Star state.</p><p>“I’ve never been to Texas so I’m super excited," James said. "I’m not sure what to expect except great food and I heard a killer audience, so I’m ready.”</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:43:27 +0000 Jack Morgan 33683 at http://tpr.org Jazz Pianist, Composer Horace Silver Dies At 85 http://tpr.org/post/jazz-pianist-composer-horace-silver-dies-85 <strong>This post was updated at 5:40 p.m. ET.</strong><p>Pianist and composer Horace Silver, who created a rhythmic jazz known as "<a href="http://www.jazzinamerica.org/LessonPlan/8/6/211">hard bop</a>" that combined R&B and gospel to go along with his eclectic style of piano playing, has died at age 85, his son confirms.<p>Silver began as a tenor saxophonist playing in clubs in his native Connecticut, where he was discovered by Stan Getz. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:20:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 33634 at http://tpr.org Jazz Pianist, Composer Horace Silver Dies At 85 Ethereal Jazz Singer Jimmy Scott Dies http://tpr.org/post/ethereal-jazz-singer-jimmy-scott-dies Singer <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15395174/little-jimmy-scott" target="_blank">Jimmy Scott</a> died of natural causes Thursday morning at his home in Las Vegas at age 88, according to his booking agent, Jean-Pierre Leduc. <p>Scott suffered from Kallmann's syndrome, a lifelong affliction that prevented his body from maturing through puberty. The condition slowed his growth, leaving his stature at 4 feet 11 inches until his late 30s. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Felix Contreras 33391 at http://tpr.org Ethereal Jazz Singer Jimmy Scott Dies