This week’s “Live At Jazz, TX” features Curtis Calderon, a San Antonio native who began his musical career playing in Tejano bands before heading full-on into jazz. After some early recording in the Alamo City in the late 1990s, Calderon spent 15 years as a member of the legendary vocal group The Four Freshmen starting in 2001, which kept him on the road often. He recently stepped away from that traveling gig to plant himself back home full-time.
“It is a lot of fun,” Calderon says of being back in San Antonio. “I mean, it's mainly family now. My kids... that's my full time job. Then I come and drink and play for fun at night!”
Listen to this week’s program for the gentle blues of “Bags’ Groove” and “Moanin’” as well as beautiful ballads like “The Nearness of You” and “But Not For Me.” Club owner Doc Watkins sits in on piano.
Tune in to "Live At Jazz, TX" Saturday nights at 7:00 on Texas Public Radio, or listen to this week's show in the player below. This episode is sponsored by Whole Earth Provision Company.