What could be better than the class of an upscale jazz club combined with the grit of a Texas dance hall? Jazz, TX opened its doors in the Pearl Brewery on August 23rd and kicked things off on a high note with a weeklong celebration. Already, locals can’t get enough of the music venue’s spectrum of South Texas tunes, including jazz, blues, big band, Texas swing, salsa, conjunto and Americana.
“We are so thrilled to be opening and finally getting to share this with San Antonio,” says Jazz, TX owner and local musician Doc Watkins. “Lying at the crossroads of many cultures, San Antonio has always been a town where various music traditions come together. This rich history sets the scene for a club where jazz meets Texas and for what promises to be a unique experience.”
As a local pianist, singer, bandleader, composer, and successful recording artist, Doc Watkins knows what locals want in a great music venue and is one of the driving forces behind the Alamo City’s live music revival.
Sit back and relax, practice (or show off) your dancing skills, savor South Texas eats, craft cocktails, wine or a variety of craft beers on tap or choose all of the above! With a cozy atmosphere, full on-site kitchen and, of course, regular performances from many of the region’s greatest musicians, including regular performances from Doc Watkins himself, Jazz, TX sets the stage for an evening you won’t be able to get out of your head (for all the right reasons).
“We are so excited for this new venue’s arrival at Pearl, as it will add even more vibrancy to our live music offerings,” said Elizabeth Fauerso, chief marketing officer at Pearl. “We worked with Doc Watkins in curating our Summer Dance Hall Series and are delighted to have him in our neighborhood on a more permanent basis, bringing authentic, diverse music to the community.”
The 3,500-square-foot venue is located in the basement of the original Bottling Department at Pearl. Starting today, Aug. 30, the venue’s hours will be Tuesday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m., and Friday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Patrons must be 21 or older.
For more information on Jazz, TX, please visit jazztx.com.