Fiesta Jazz Festival feat. Billy Childs @ St. Mary's University, San Antonio [27 April]

Fiesta Jazz Festival feat. Billy Childs

13:00 - 22:00

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St. Mary's University
1 Camino Santa Maria St, San Antonio, Texas 78228
Jazz pianist and composer Billy Childs, fresh off winning his fifth Grammy Award, will headline the 56th annual Fiesta Jazz Festival, April 27-28 at St. Mary’s University.

Enjoy national, regional and local musicians at this free Fiesta event, one of the oldest jazz festivals in Texas. It is sponsored by the St. Mary’s University Music Department, the Fiesta San Antonio Commission, the Ruth Lang Charitable Fund and the San Antonio Opera Agency Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation.

All events are free and open to the public. Parking is also free. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

Friday, April 27
Fiesta World Class Jazz Concert
Pecan Grove, Alumni Pavilion
• 1 to 6 p.m.
University Invitational
• 7 to 8 p.m.
The Audra Menconi Quintet
• 8:30 to 10 p.m.
Billy Childs Quartet

Saturday, April 28
Fiesta Jazz Band Festival
University Center, Conference Room A and Treadaway Hall, Recital Hall
• 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Area middle school and high school bands perform for competition
• Noon to 1 p.m.
Jazz Clinic with Billy Childs
• 5 to 5:30 p.m.
Jazz Orchestra of San Antonio
• 5:30 to 6 p.m.
Closing Ceremony and Awards

Billy Childs and his Quartet took home the 2018 Grammy for Best Instrumental Jazz Album for “Rebirth.” The group features Childs on piano, Dayna Stephens on saxophones, Hans Glawischnig on bass and Ari Hoenig on drums.
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