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Thu 8/25 - Sat 8/27
Jazz, TX Opening Week

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A new music venue has arrived at the Pearl and looks to become an instant go-to for lovers of jazz, blues, big band, Texas swing, salsa, conjunto and Americana. Owned by noted local musician Brent “Doc” Watkins, a masterful pianist, organist and bandleader who performs constantly and has long been invested in supporting/championing the San Antonio music milieu, Jazz, TX is a sort of refined version of the old-town dancehalls and saloons that it is (at least in part) modeled upon. In a recent press release, Watkins explained that “San Antonio has always been a town where various music traditions come together,” and he hopes this new venue will honor that “rich history.” For the spot’s opening salvo, Watkins himself will perform five nights in a row with his orchestra, wowing and wooing potential Jazz, TX devotees with his own unique take on American classics and his solid original numbers. Aside from jazz club meets Texas dancehall vibes and music, Jazz, TX will offer a San Anto-style soul food menu and a full bar, replete with fine signature cocktails. $50, doors at 7pm, show at 8pm Thu-Sat, Jazz, TX, 312 Pearl Pkwy, Building 6, jazztx.com. — James Courtney

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