The Red Room is in the process of changing locations, with owner Delphine Gunning moving her listener-friendly singer-songwriter haven to the popular North Broadway restaurant Taco Garage (8403 Broadway).
Gunning says the new situation is not exactly a partnership with Taco Garage, but rather a win-win proposition that allows the restaurant to make use of a dormant back room, while her music venue benefits from increased foot traffic. She also envisions it as part of an effort to make North Broadway a hub of SA night life.
Red Room’s final show at its South Saint Mary’s location will be January 13, and it debuts at Taco Garage on January 19.
Meanwhile, Gunning is involved in a massive undertaking she’s dubbed SA By Southwest, a week-long multi-band festival running from March 7-13. Gunning is actively seeking corporate sponsorship and production assistance with the event, which she hopes to turn into an annual SA blowout. She can be contacted at 218-3442.
The San Antonio jazz community experienced a sad loss during the holiday season, with the passing of pianist/vocalist Joan Steele Magaldi on December 20, at the age of 71.
A San Francisco native, Magaldi was an accomplished musician who cast a large shadow on the local scene in tandem with her husband of 33 years, saxophonist John Magaldi.
Magaldi’s family asks that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to two organizations that provided her great support. They are the Society of Singers, 15456 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91403, and Music Cares Austin, P.O. Box 82061, Austin, TX 78708.