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During this year's holiday season, Dr. Brent Watkins will be performing with his 18-piece orchestra at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre. Fans will get to hear various Holiday classics by San Antonio's best musicians, including Winter Wonderland and Jingle Bells in November. The Empire Theater, therefore, invites you to relish this experience with Holiday Swing tickets. The venue regularly hosts Broadway shows and concerts. This time around, it brings you a chance to listen to South Texas Jazz and have an eventful night. The tickets for the holiday season sell out months before the actual event, so reserving your seats now will be the best idea.
Founded by Watkins, South Texas Jazz is one of the finest jazz bands based in San Antonio. It has been performing at various arenas as well as private events. Their performances have always garnered positive reviews. General reviews that the band receives from the fans and critics is the fact that it is very “Versatile, classy and always a hit.” This depicts the fact that South Texas Jazz is gradually becoming famous among jazz lovers. This was one of the goals that Watkins wanted to achieve, making the band a “gold-standard” one of jazz music in the region. Hence, listening to talented group of musicians led by one of the finest pianist, the band will be a treat for the ears.
Watkins, along with his orchestra also performs at various galas and other functions, making the events even more special with their presence. The orchestra performs to the music of some popular names of the field, which include Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington and Harry Connick. Not only does Watkins gives performances with this eighteen piece orchestra of his, but he also leads the Doc Watkins Organ Trio. This trio, which consists of bass Hammond organ and guitar, covers the works of the legends like Jack McDuff, Booker T and Jimmy Smith. Apart from this, Watkins also leads Doc Watkins and his Hat Creek Seven. They perform to the works of Bob Wills, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash. The group's recent EP came out in 2012, and they continue to entertain the audiences with their distinctive style.
Brent Watkins, who leads all the above mentioned bands, performs in various genres, including Jazz, Blues, Classical and Gospel. He has had the honor of giving a performance with Jim Cullum, Jr. who is an eminent jazz cornetist and famous for the contributions he made to Dixieland jazz. Apart from sharing the stage with this eminent jazz musician and composer, Watkins has also performed with a number of celebrated trumpet players, including ones who have worked with Glenn Miller Orchestra and Sorta Dixie Jazz Band.
Furthermore, the list includes Watkins's performance with The Coasters and Barbara Lewis. The former is a rock and roll band that is known for hits like “Young Blood” and “Searchin'”. Whereas, Barbara Lewis, the winner of Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award is an eminent singer and songwriter who has written hits like, “Hello Stranger” and “Baby I'm Yours.”
Apart from having the honor of performing with such prominent singers and musicians, Watkins has given around thousand performances in the States at various venues. He was also asked by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas to compose something new and unique to celebrate the 50th anniversary of John Wayne's movie, “The Alamo.” He has also performed with different organizations, which include San Antonio Symphony, Musical Offerings of San Antonio and the Olmos Ensemble. Not only has he been performing with and for different groups, but has also given solo performances across the globe, including the ones in Canada, Netherlands and Russia. Currently, this talented pianist appears in around 200 performances by South Texas Jazz every year.
You can watch him perform live with his orchestra coming November, with Holiday Swing tickets and enjoy the night as they perform to various Christmas jingles and songs.