Cedric Easton Quintet

Cedric Easton Quintet

Tue, Apr 16

Join us for a live taping and listening-room concert for the Cedric Easton Quintet! Cedric Easton - Drums Jeremy George - Bass Ross Margitza - Piano Grant Teeple - Saxophone Andre Hayward - Trombone Expression through music was engrained in Cedric Easton’s culture early on. His mother played the organ and his father was the pastor of their local pentecostal church. During his formative years, his love for music thrived. Around age 15, Cedric purchased a recording of Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers. This was a pivotal moment that altered the focus of his musical interests. His curiousity for authenticity and depth, via musical expression, began to emerge. Over the next decade, he explored, studied and participated in gospel, jazz and west African musical traditions. Over the course of Cedric’s journey, he has had the opportunity to perform alongside the likes of: Hannibal Lokumbe, Thiossane West African Dance Co., Dorinda Clark-Cole, Marvin Sapp, Pharez Whitted, Wes Anderson, Aaron Diehl, Christian Howes and more. “Overall my intention is to communicate effectively,” he says of his philosophy as a drummer. “In the moment, it is my sincere hope to feel and be felt”. Please Note: This is a live-taping, so we'll be enforcing a whisper-policy! Cold bottles of still and sparkling water will be available for purchase, but this event is BYOB. Ice will be available if needed, wine keys and 9oz cups provided! 22 free parking spaces onsite are first-come-first-serve. Doors at 7:45pm, Show at 8pm. 

AJS Presents: Paul Deemer Quartet - Midweek at Monks

AJS Presents: Paul Deemer Quartet - Midweek at Monks

Wed, Apr 17

Join us for a live taping and listening-room concert for the Paul Deemer Quartet! Paul Deemer - Trombone & Trumpet Ross Margitza - Piano James Suter - Bass Gerry Gibbs - Drums Paul Deemer is an Austin, Texas-based musician who plays trombone, drums, keyboard, and trumpet at home and abroad. He is currently playing and touring with The Polyphonic Spree, Calexico, Progger (an offshoot of Snarky Puppy), Brownout, and Summit Recording artists Jazzbonez. Paul and his horn section joined Austin’s own Gary Clark Jr. at the 2019 Austin City Limits festival. An adjunct professor, clinician, and lecturer of Jazz Trombone at The University of Texas at Austin and Texas State University, Paul also holds a Master’s degree in Studio Music and Jazz from the Frost School of Music in Miami, Florida. He has toured in over 7 different countries and recorded on over 50 albums and can be seen performing in the Austin area with his bands Dreemr and the Paul Deemer Quintet. Some of Paul’s career highlights include performing in the horn sections for Gary Clark Jr., Calexico, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Jackie Venson, Robert “Sput” Searight’s (Snarky Puppy) the Sput and Nate show, the Walkmen during FFFun Fest, and in the Grooveline Horn section for The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band. Paul teaches and gives clinics throughout the state of Texas. ——— Make a donation to be recognized: Supporter Level: Donate $50 or more, and we'll mention your name as a Supporter of the "AJS Presents: Midweek @ Monks" series, as part of the mission to creating more sustaining performance opportunities for Austin jazz musicians! Sponsor Level: Donate $100 or more, you’ll be recognized as a Sponsor of the "AJS Presents: Midweek @ Monks" series. Please Note: This is a live-taping, so we'll be enforcing a whisper-policy! Cold bottles of still and sparkling water will be available for purchase, but this event is BYOB. Ice will be available if needed, wine keys and 9oz cups provided! 22 free parking spaces onsite are first-come-first-serve. Doors at 7:45pm, Show at 8pm. 

Courtney Santana's B-Day Soiree

Courtney Santana's B-Day Soiree

Fri, Apr 19

Join us for a live taping and listening-room concert for Courtney Santana’s B-Day Soiree! Courtney Santana - Vocals Marcell Coleman - Piano & Keys Jimmy Blazer - Double Bass Justin Hights - Drums And special guests Courtney Santana has been in music, live music theater, and dance for over 30 years. She has been a featured vocalist and background vocalist on over 15 albums and she has performed with and alongside Brannen Temple, Guy Forsyth, Patrice Pike, Strings Attached, Malford Milligan, Matt Wilson, Nakia, Chanel Haynes, Shinyand more. She has also opened for national acts like Kirk Whalum, Kyle Turner, Salt N Pepa, and Musiq Soulchild. She is currently singing with the world renowned ShinyRibs and performing in venues as Courtney Santana. She releases her first full length album in 2022. As a member of Austin’s theater community, she has performed in some of Austin’s most loved musical performances including Dreamgirls, Fame, Porgy & Bess, and RENT. She also made it to the final producer rounds of NBC’s The Voice twice. Please Note: This is a live-taping, so we'll be enforcing a whisper-policy! Cold bottles of still and sparkling water will be available for purchase, but this event is BYOB. Ice will be available if needed, wine keys and 9oz cups provided! 22 free parking spaces onsite are first-come-first-serve. Doors at 7:45pm, Show at 8pm. 

Class-Action Presents : A Night of Comedy

Class-Action Presents : A Night of Comedy

Sat, Apr 20

Local Comedians Joe McNamara and Matty Stu bring you “A Night of Comedy”, a recurring showcase of Austin’s finest and other touring comedians who have been featured on Netflix, Comedy Central, JRE, Kill Tony, HBO, Comedy Mothership, etc. —— This show is catered to comedy fans, so come discover your new favorite comedian or have the chance to watch a familiar face in an intimate comedy setting (you never know who might pop-in). Show start 8pm/ Doors 7:30pm 9oz cups, ice, wine-keys available on request, and select complimentary beverages will be available! --- We are located at: 501 Pedernales Street, Suite 2E, Austin, Texas, 78702 --- 22 free parking spots are available inside our gated complex monksjazz.com instagram.com/classactioncomedy_/ instagram.com/monksjazz/ 

TXST Bachelors Junior Recital: Joshua Jaime Quintet

TXST Bachelors Junior Recital: Joshua Jaime Quintet

Sun, Apr 21

Join us for a live taping and listening-room concert for the Joshua Jaime Quintet! Joshua Jaime- Alto Saxophone/ Tenor Saxophone/Flute James Rubino - Piano/Tenor Saxophone Austin Lytle - Guitar David Heyn - Bass Evan Luna - Drums Joshua Jaime is a saxophonist born and raised in Houston Texas and is currently a junior jazz performance major at Texas State University. Jaime has been playing the saxophone since the age of 9 inspired by the music of Marvin Gaye, Archie Belle & The Drells, Stevie Wonder, ect. Joshua’s introduction to jazz wouldn’t be until he started high school and was under the leadership and guidance of Jesse Espinosa, Jose Loredo, & Johnny Gonzalez. Ever since Joshua has been striving for the musical genius of his jazz idols: Kenny Garrett, Joe Henderson, Cedar Walton, and Mark Turner.  Please Note: This is a live-taping, so we'll be enforcing a whisper-policy! Cold bottles of still and sparkling water will be available for purchase, but this event is BYOB. Ice will be available if needed, wine keys and 9oz cups provided! 22 free parking spaces onsite are first-come-first-serve. Doors at 7:45pm, Show at 8pm. 

Eddy Hobizal Trio

Eddy Hobizal Trio

Tue, Apr 23

Join us for a live taping and listening-room concert for the Eddy Hobizal Trio! Eddy Hobizal - Piano Sam Pankey - Bass Kyle Thompson - Drums Born in Houston, TX, Eddy Hobizal started classical piano studies at the age of five.  From 1987 to 1991, while attending the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, he won several awards and much national recognition, including Third Place at the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition in 1989, as well as an appearance on the Disney Channel's Mickey Mouse Club Show that same year.  After studying at New York University, Eddy began performing in Houston, New York, and beyond, working with such Texas talents as Sebastian Whittaker and the Creators. In 1999, he moved to Austin, and has since had the opportunity to perform and record with Christopher Cross, Sara Hickman, Eliza Gilkyson, Slaid Cleaves, Shawn Colvin, La Tribu, Will Taylor and Strings Attached, Tina Marsh and CO2, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, and many other local and national artists. Eddy’s producing and recording career has blossomed over the past several years.  He has produced critically-acclaimed albums for Sara Hickman, David Pulkingham (featuring Patty Griffin and Lloyd Maines), Elias Haslanger (featuring Dr. James Polk, former music director for Ray Charles), and many other artists and bands of varying genres.  He has also produced two albums of original music, Anamnesis and Kinetic, currently for sale on iTunes.  Eddy collaborates with several Austin recording studios on his projects, and has just finished building a new recording and teaching facility, Treehouse Recording Studio, where he continues to produce and teach.   Please Note: This is a live-taping, so we'll be enforcing a whisper-policy! Cold bottles of still and sparkling water will be available for purchase, but this event is BYOB. Ice will be available if needed, wine keys and 9oz cups provided! 22 free parking spaces onsite are first-come-first-serve. Doors at 7:45pm, Show at 8pm. 

Elias Haslanger Quartet - Tribute to Sonny Rollins

Elias Haslanger Quartet - Tribute to Sonny Rollins

Fri, Apr 26

Join us for a live taping and listening-room concert for the Elias Haslanger Quartet! Elias Haslanger - Saxophone Eddy Hobizal - Piano James Suter - Bass Daniel Dufour - Drums Over the span of his 30-year music career, native Texan and Austin resident Elias Haslanger has carved a unique and distinguished place in jazz history as a saxophonist, composer, and band leader, whose playing and writing has drawn comparisons to John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Ben Webster, and Wayne Shorter. He has performed, recorded, and toured with many world-class artists including Ellis Marsalis, Maynard Ferguson, Christopher Cross, Charlie Hunter, Asleep at the Wheel, Alejandro Escovedo, Sheryl Crow, Grupo Fantasma, Spoon, The Four Tops, and The Temptations, among many others. Mentored by the legendary saxophonists Harvey Pittel and Dick Oatts, Elias studied saxophone at the University of Texas and then at the Manhattan School of Music. His interest in writing music culminated in a Master’s Degree in Composition at Texas State University in San Marcos. Elias has performed around the United States and Europe at clubs like Snug Harbor in New Orleans, Jazz Alley in Seattle, The Elephant Room in Austin, and The Blue Note in New York. He has also served as a guest artist/lecturer at universities around the nation. Elias has 7 recordings as a leader all of which have been played on radio stations across the world. His 2014 recording LIVE at the Gallery, received 4.5 stars in Downbeat magazine and was listed as one of the best recordings of the year. "Haslanger's freewheeling licks roar with virtuosity and infectious joie de vivre." -Michael Jackson, DownBeat Please Note: This is a live-taping, so we'll be enforcing a whisper-policy! Cold bottles of still and sparkling water will be available for purchase, but this event is BYOB. Ice will be available if needed, wine keys and 9oz cups provided! 22 free parking spaces onsite are first-come-first-serve. Doors at 7:45pm and 9:45 PM, Show at 8pm and 10 PM. 

Jerry Espinoza Quintet

Jerry Espinoza Quintet

Sat, Apr 27

Join us for a live taping and listening-room concert for the Jerry Espinoza Quintet! Jerry Espinoza - Saxophones Paul Deemer - Trumpet & Trombone Carter Arrington - Guitar James Suter - Bass Joshua Berry - Drums Born in Laredo, Texas, Jerry Espinoza received his bachelor's degree in Classical Saxophone Performance at Texas A&M in Kingsville, under the direction of James Warth. Jerry also earned a master's degree in 2015 in Jazz Studies at Texas State University, with emphasis in arranging, under the direction of Russell Haight and Hank Hehmsoth. Currently, he serving as adjunct professor of saxophone at A&M Kingsville and performs as a freelance musician across Central Texas. This concert will feature original compositions and fresh arrangements of jazz standards penned by Jerry & members across the bandstand. Please Note: This is a live-taping, so we'll be enforcing a whisper-policy! Cold bottles of still and sparkling water will be available for purchase, but this event is BYOB. Ice will be available if needed, wine keys and 9oz cups provided! 22 free parking spaces onsite are first-come-first-serve. First Show: Doors at 7:45pm, Show at 8pm Second Show: Doors at 9:45pm, Show at 10pm 

TXST Bachelors Senior Recital: Alex Roddy Sextet

TXST Bachelors Senior Recital: Alex Roddy Sextet

Sun, Apr 28

Join us for a live taping and listening-room concert for the Alex Roddy Sextet! Alexander Roddy - Tenor/Alto Saxophone Joshua Jaime - Alto/Tenor Saxophone James Rubino - Piano Austin Lytle - Guitar Sean Perkins - Bass Anthony Pacheco - Drums Alexander Roddy is a saxophonist from Dallas, Texas, and is currently a senior jazz performance major at Texas State University in San Marcos. Roddy has been playing music since the age of ten, beginning on clarinet before picking up the tenor saxophone at seventeen years old during his last year of high school. While at university, he studied with multiple great professors, including Dr. Russell Haight and Dr. Joey Colarusso. On top of his studies, Roddy has spent the past couple of years regularly performing as both a band leader and sideman in the Austin and San Antonio areas for a variety of events and genres, including jazz, pop, salsa, and funk. Roddy has performed with multiple musicians from both the local and national scenes, including Terrell Stafford, Isrea Butler, Lee ‘Sparky’ Thomason, Damian Garcia, Carter Arrington, Tito Carrillo, Joey Colarusso, and many more.  Please Note: This is a live-taping, so we'll be enforcing a whisper-policy! Cold bottles of still and sparkling water will be available for purchase, but this event is BYOB. Ice will be available if needed, wine keys and 9oz cups provided! 22 free parking spaces onsite are first-come-first-serve. Doors at 7:45pm, Show at 8pm. 

International Jazz Day - Austin Youth Jazz Orchestra & Elias Haslanger/Mike Sailors Quintet

International Jazz Day - Austin Youth Jazz Orchestra & Elias Haslanger/Mike Sailors Quintet

Tue, Apr 30

Join us for a live taping and listening-room concert for International Jazz Day - Austin Youth Jazz Orchestra & Elias Haslanger/Mike Sailors Quintet Monk’s Jazz welcomes the Austin Youth Jazz Orchestra and Elias Haslanger/Mike Sailors Quintet for an evening of music for International Jazz Day. Sponsored by the Austin Jazz Society, the Austin Youth Jazz Orchestra is under the direction of premier saxophonist and jazz educator Diego Rivera. This special event celebrates the musical art form and the importance of encouraging young performers to explore, find their voice and excel in it. Central Texas is fortunate to have a thriving live jazz scene and new students coming into that scene are a testament to the welcoming landscape and strong mentoring environment here. We’re proud to celebrate this legacy along with the rest of the world’s thriving jazz communities. Please Note: This is a live-taping, so we'll be enforcing a whisper-policy! Cold bottles of still and sparkling water will be available for purchase, but this event is BYOB. Ice will be available if needed, wine keys and 9oz cups provided! 22 free parking spaces onsite are first-come-first-serve. Doors at 7:45pm, Show at 8pm. *Tickets grant entry to the entire event, with a short intermission between acts* 

Patrick Bartley Trio

Patrick Bartley Trio

Mon, May 13

Join us for a live taping and listening-room concert for Patrick Bartley Trio! Patrick Bartley - Alto Sax Russell Hall - Bass Stefan Klein - Drums The Patrick Bartley Trio is a special unit formed from a lifelong bond between Patrick and two of his closest friends and earliest musical collaborators – Russell Hall on bass, and Stefan Klein, Jr. on drums. After starting their first band together back in high school and not playing again for nearly 11 years, the group reunited in 2022 to make a fiery comeback album full of the same passion, energy, and naivete they once had in their younger years. This album, “FIRST SONG”, is a true homage to the early dreams and visions these players had, with all compositions being originals composed when they were in high school. It’s a sound filled with reverence and respect for the masters that have inspired them, combined with the added attitude of rebellion against the musical status quo. With new life breathed into these old dreams, Patrick, Russell, and Stefan all dedicate themselves to breaking new ground in jazz and taking the music to even higher levels. ——— Please Note: This is a live-taping, so we'll be enforcing a whisper-policy! Cold bottles of still and sparkling water will be available for purchase, but this event is BYOB. Ice will be available if needed, wine keys and 9oz cups provided! 22 free parking spaces onsite are first-come-first-serve. Doors at 7:15pm, Show at 7:30pm.