Live at Jazz, TX

Series produced by Texas Public Radio

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Image by: Nathan Cone 

The culture of South Texas and America's great gift to the world come together as TPR's Nathan Cone and bandleader Doc Watkins host an hour of great music, recorded live at Jazz, TX in San Antonio.

This live music series is recorded live at Jazz, TX at the historic Pearl Brewery in San Antonio. On-stage and backstage interviews offer insight into the music and performers. Music to talk ratio approximately 85/15.

Performers include a mix of South Texas favorites and nationally-known artists like Jane Monheit, Herlin Riley, Kevin Eubanks, and many more. Anchoring the series is Doc Watkins himself, bandleader and club owner, who performs in small group settings as well as with the Doc Watkins Orchestra.


25 Pieces

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Sammy Miller brings wit and humor to the bandstand with his band, The Congregation, in this Jazz, TX set recorded in 2019.

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  • Added: May 16, 2022
  • Length: 58:59
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This late night set from 2019 features dummer Johnny Vidacovich jamming with Doc Watkins and friends on the sounds of New Orleans.

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  • Added: May 16, 2022
  • Length: 58:59
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Caption: Jose Amador, Credit: Hilmy
You’ll be moving in your seat as you listen to this episode of “Live At Jazz, TX” as NATIAO Latin Jazz brings a bucket full of salsa, cumbia, and a...

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  • Added: May 16, 2022
  • Length: 58:55
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In this episode of "Live at Jazz, TX," saxophonist Ben Flocks shares music from "Mask of the Muse," a concept album that takes you behind the curta...

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  • Added: May 16, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Dallas-based pianist Fredrick Sanders brought his quartet of piano, bass, drums and trombone in 2019 to Jazz, TX for a set that included original t...

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  • Added: May 16, 2022
  • Length: 58:54
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Pianist Aaron Prado shares four of his original tunes, plus covers by Wayne Shorter and Thelonious Monk, in this 2017 set recorded live at Jazz, TX.

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The soulful playing of Red Young on Hammond organ will sweep you up on this episode of “Live At Jazz, TX.”

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San Antonio's Dirty River Jazz Band pays tribute to their mentor, Jim Cullum, who carried the traditional jazz torch for decades before passing awa...

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  • Added: May 16, 2022
  • Length: 58:56
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Austin-based pianist Colin Shook plays a set at Jazz, TX in San Antonio. Recorded in 2018.

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Despite being from San Antonio, Rick Barroso is steeped in the sounds of the Mississippi Delta. Dig this hour of blues recorded live at Jazz, TX.

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  • Length: 58:58
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Drummer Gerry Gibbs sits in with the Aaron Prado Sextet at Jazz, TX.

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  • Added: May 13, 2022
  • Length: 58:57
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Tamir Hendelman plays a set of original tunes and standards at Jazz, TX.

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Caption: Doc Watkins, Credit: Nathan Cone
Doc Watkins brings the big B3 sound to Jazz, TX.

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Caption: Devan Jones, Credit: Lori Douthat
Guitarist Devan Jones brings his swinging jump blues sound to Jazz, TX on this week’s program.

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  • Added: May 13, 2022
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The Jazz Protagonists have been making music together in San Antonio since 1990, Their specialty is classic jazz in the tradition of Dave Brubeck, ...

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Caption: Johnny Vidacovich, Credit: Jessica Watkins
New Orleans-based drummer Johnny Vidacovich brings his funky sticks to Jazz, TX.

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  • Added: May 13, 2022
  • Length: 58:49
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Caption: Kevin Eubanks, Rene Camacho, and Bill Pierce, Credit: Nathan Cone
A second set with Kevin Eubanks finds Doc Watkins sitting in for some blues jams, plus original tunes from Eubanks' solo albums.

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  • Added: May 13, 2022
  • Length: 58:58
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Caption: Kevin Eubanks at Jazz, TX, Credit: Nathan Cone
Kevin Eubanks and his band tear up Jazz, TX with a face-melting set of fusion, but still have time for the tender "My One and Only Love."

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  • Added: May 13, 2022
  • Length: 58:50
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Caption: Doc Watkins, Credit: David Teran
Club owner Doc Watkins explores the sound of the jazz trio with bandmates Mike Porter and Brandon Guerra.

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  • Added: May 13, 2022
  • Length: 58:57
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Caption: Curtis Calderon, Credit: Hilmy
Trumpter Curtis Calderon is a San Antonio native who spent a decade as a member of the Four Freshmen. He brings his smooth tone to Jazz, TX in this...

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  • Added: May 13, 2022
  • Length: 58:49
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