McNay Art Museum Teams Up with Earl Abel's for 2012 Summer Jazz & Lunch Series
San Antonio, TX - The McNay Art Museum is proud to announce the 2012 Summer Jazz & Lunch Series. McNay visitors may escape the summer heat inside the comfortably air-conditioned Leeper Auditorium and hear San Antonio's finest jazz bands perform. The concerts are free with museum admission, made possible by the Susan and John Kerr Music Fund, which has generously supported the series in its entirety, "We are grateful to Mr. and Mrs. Kerr for their music fund gift that allows us to bring great jazz to our community," said Colleen Kelly, the McNay's Chief Development Officer.
Food from San Antonio's Earl Abel's Restaurant will be available for purchase. "Earl Abel's is very excited to once again work with the McNay to bring food for its patrons' enjoyment during the Summer Jazz Concert & Lunch Series," said Roger Arias, owner of Earl Abel's. In 2011, the McNay and Earl Abel's teamed up for the Sleuths and Suits Film Series.
The McNay staff worked with its media partner KRTU Jazz 91.7, to select the bands and dates featured this summer:
Sunday, June 17, 12:30-3:00 pm, Leeper Auditorium
Summer Jazz Concert: Henry Brun and the International Trio
Grammy winner Henry Brun and his trio kick off the series with Latin music from Chile to Brazil on bass guitar, guitar, and percussion.
Sunday, July 29, 12:30-3:00 pm, Leeper Auditorium
Summer Jazz Concert: John Magaldi & the Primetime Jazz Orchestra
Saxophonist John Magaldi leads the Primetime Jazz Orchestra in mainstream, big band sounds.
Sunday, August 26, 12:30-3:00 pm, Leeper Auditorium
Summer Jazz Concert: Joan Carroll and Footprints-YEAR OF JAZZ CONCERT
Vocalist Joan Carroll leads a top-notch band, delivering straight-ahead jazz and bossa nova. Hear Carroll perform well-known standards and share her scat-singing improvisations.