Jazz'SAlive | Texas Public Radio


Greg Harrison

Let a Mahler symphony transport you. Watch a Texas town turn into artists’ studio. And then enjoy some jazz at Travis Park. The weekend is here and it’s packed with fun.

Contributed photo / Jazz 'SA Live

Historic Travis Park will be alive with music this weekend, when Jazz 'SA Live kicks off its 35th annual music event at Travis Park downtown, said the San Antonio Parks Foundation's Adam Fleming.

Courtesy Azul Barrientos and Esperanza Peace and Justice Center

Wind down this weekend to the beat of jazz and ranchera music.  Or explore some of the latest conservation features in Hill Country homes.


Jazz'SALive continues a 32-year long tradition with its free festival in Travis Park, in downtown San Antonio. 

 Noah Almanza is President of the San Antonio Parks Foundation. He says the national and local artists will perform.

Jazz 'SA Live

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.

The biggest jazz weekend of the year gets started tonight with Jazz'SAlive After Dark at the St. Anthony. The evening will be full of surprises - no one knows who might show up for the jam session.

The 29th Annual Jazz'SAlive main event starts at noon on Saturday with Midtown Jazz Sound performing. Later in the day, Urban 15 makes an appearance, along with Bela Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio, featuring Jason Marsalis and Rodney Jordan.