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Jazz'SAlive This Weekend At Travis Park

Downtown will be alive with Jazz this weekend as Travis Park is the epicenter for Jazz'SAlive, a live Jazz music event that’s been drawing San Antonians and top flight musicians for the last three decades.

"Strangely enough we have several bands that played in ’83 when this first started," says Executive Vice President of the San Antonio Parks Foundation Judi Deleon.

"We’ve got Small World, we’ve got the Regency Jazz Band, we have Beverly Houston who’s been around a long time, we’ve got such great talent," Deleon says.

Adding to that list of originals are Spiro Gyra, Hiroshima, Ramsey Lewis and the city’s own Henry Brun and the Latin Players.

"This is a family event -- it’s free and open to the public. We do have a children’s symposium that starts and 10 on Saturday morning. Our main stage kicks off at 7 p.m.-11 p.m. and it doesn’t stop then," Deleon says. "We’ve got the after-hour jam session until 1 a.m. But get a few Z’s because Gospel Jazz Brunch starts at 10:30 on Sunday morning."

Jack Morgan can be reached at jack@tpr.org and on Twitter at @JackMorganii