Spotlight Archive


Mon, 04/14/2014 - 8:48am -- admin


The Renowned Music Organization Honors The City’s Most Dedicated Jazz Venues and Organizations

(Austin, TX)— For more than five years, the Austin Jazz Alliance has served as an organization to help jazz musicians in Austin and Central Texas promote their music.  Since its creation in 2009, it has become dedicated to celebrating jazz music and bringing together jazz musicians, jazz fans, and jazz related businesses.

Austin Federation of Musicians Presents: Inventing Gigs in the Nonprofit Sector

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 10:49am -- admin

Austin Federation of Musicians Presents: Inventing Gigs in the Nonprofit Sector

A Panel Discussion with Christine Albert (Swan Songs), Michael Melinger (Austin Jazz Workshop), and Lane Gosnay (The Bugle Boy), moderated by AFM President Freddie Krc

 AUSTIN – The Austin Federation of Musicians announces an upcoming panel discussion on creating work for professional musicians through nonprofit corporations.  The panelists will share their experiences and take questions from attendees.

Celebrate Festivus with Paul Klemperer

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 5:20pm -- arkiii

Living in Austin for over 30 years, saxophonist and bandleader Paul Klemperer counts many musical celebrities among his friends.  He invites them to join him onstage in an unforgettable evening that mixes music, humor and memories.  This is a holiday show with an edge, that takes the audience on a free-wheeling sleigh ride through a musical landscape full of jazz, blues, country, Latin, world music, and more.

BopWorks - A Jazz Drummers Best Friend

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 1:25pm -- arkiii
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As a drummer, I can tell you that not all drumsticks are made the same and finding the right pair that feel good in your hands and sound good can sometimes be a very hard thing. There are so many sizes and weights and tips to choose from that it is sometimes very confusing. Switching from playing Rock & Roll to Jazz was not only a big switch in styles for me but also a big switch in the drum sticks i used.

Beto & the Fairlanes come to One World Theatre!

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 12:39pm -- arkiii

Beto y los Fairlanes began in the late 70's as a dance-party-jam-band that mostly performed the compositions of Robert “Beto” Skiles, the group's leader, pianist and stand up comedian. With excellent musicianship, very danceable rhythms and a large dose of humor, Beto and the Fairlanes became enormously popular among a surprising mix of music lovers. Dancing to Beto beneath the stars became a truly “Austin” experience.