Date(s) - April 03, 2019 - April 15, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Shops at La Cantera
In the past nine years, the Spring Jazz at the Falls concerts at The Shops at La Cantera have earned a reputation for artistic creativity. This free, family-friendly event, located at The Falls near the Yard House, showcases and fosters an appreciation for all forms of jazz through free, quality, live musical performances.
Over the years, the Jazz at the Falls concert series have expanded to include local talent alongside national and international artists.
This year’s jazz performances presented by Porsche of San Antonio are from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesdays April 3, 10 and 17. The 2019 Spring Jazz at the Falls showcases Tejano Saxophonist Joe Posada; Latin Jazz by The Brew and Smooth Jazz by Spyro Gyra.
Enjoy specialty sips, snacks, and of course, exclusive giveaways, photo opportunities, and shopping incentives. Bring your lawn chairs; placement is allowed starting one hour prior to show at 6 p.m. Schedule is subject to change. No outside coolers allowed. For complete event details visitwww.theshopsatlacantera.com.
WHO: Joe Posada, Jazz/Tejano Saxophonist| Wednesday, April 3
Joe Posada, one of Tejano music’s most celebrated saxophonists, is also recognized as a timeless vocalist and a well-versed lyricist. In November 2013, Posasda won his second Latin Grammy for a collaboration with David Lee Garza. A seven-time Tejano Award and four-time Tejano Academy Award winner, native San Antonian, Posada, also is an accomplished composer, Posada has managed to successfully fuse the sounds of Jazz and Tejano by creating a melodic flow found intriguing by a wide range of music lovers.
The Brew, Latin Jazz | Wednesday, April 10
The Brew consist of three brothers Michael Rodriguez (classical and electric guitar), Joe Rodriguez (harmonica, percussionist congas) and Mark Rodriguez (bassist). Continually inspired by jazz and Latin artists, The Brew has introduced a more organic, nouveau flamenco flavor into the band’s performances, following the influence of Ottmar Liebert, the Gipsy Kings, Jesse Cook, and Strunz and Farah. An accomplished group with an incredible grass roots following, The Brew has opened for such diverse notables as the Rippingtons, George Howard, Everette Harp, Jeff Lorber, Chuchito Valdez, Hiroshima, Acoustic Alchemy, Larry Corryel, and Kirk Whalum.
Spyro Gyra | Wednesday, April 17
Spyro Gyra has performed more than five thousand shows, released thirty-one albums (not counting “Best Of…” compilations) sold over ten million albums while earning one platinum and two gold albums. Since the mid-1970’s, long before the radio-generated buzzwords “New Adult Contemporary” or “Smooth Jazz,” Spyro Gyra was jamming, having a grand time creating its own instrumental hybrid, incorporating elements of R&B, Latin, Brazilian and whatever struck their collective fancy into an infectious sound which coincidentally became a forerunner of today’s popular style. signature songs include “The Shaker Song,” “Morning Dance” and “Catching the Sun.” The sound is very smooth jazz with tropical flair.
WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesdays
April 3 Joe Posada
April 10 The Brew
April 17 Spyro Gyra
WHERE: The Shops at La Cantera
15900 La Cantera Parkway
The Falls, on the east end of Main Street near Yard House