photo credit Laura Ingles / San Antonio Express-Light

  photo credit Laura Ingles / San Antonio Express-News

Second West Texas Jazz Society Patron Event November 16 features trumpeter Adrian Ruiz

Please join us Friday November 16 at the Rea-Greathouse Recital Hall to hear a native son of Texas, Adrian Ruiz and his Quintet. Dr. Ruiz is Director of the Jazz Studies Program at the University of Texas at San Antonio and is active as a freelance trumpeter, performing regularly throughout the state of Texas. He has also performed internationally and with dozens of artists as a sideman. In May 2017, Ruiz made his recording debut as a leader, releasing his first full length album entitled Premiere: A Collection Of Originals. Scott Yanow, acclaimed jazz journalist/historian and author, states the following concerning Premiere: “Adrian Ruiz is an impressive trumpeter who makes his recording debut as a leader on Premiere…In addition to being a fine showcase for the Adrian Ruiz Quintet, Premiere: A Collection Of Originals, is a fun set of creative jazz that is easily recommended.”

His performance credits include the Montreux, North Sea, and Taichung Jazz Festivals, and he has shared the stage with the following musical acts: Justo Almario, Angela Bofill, Carmen Bradford, Tony Campise, John Clayton, Richie Cole, Kirk Covington, Joel Frahm, Gerry Gibbs, Terry Gibbs, Al Grey, Andre Hayward, Jon Hendricks, Vincent Herring, Conrad Herwig, Will Kennedy, Doug Lawrence, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jason Marsalis, Johnny Mathis, Buddy Miles, Butch Miles, James Moody, James Morrison, Michael Philip Mossman, Eddie Palmieri, Bernadette Peters, Tito Puente, Jr., Rufus Reid, Graham Reynolds, Joan Rivers, Joshua Redman, Maria Schneider, The Temptations, Clark Terry, War, Dale Watson, Mary Wilson and The Supremes, and Red Young.

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Clicking the buy button below will allow you to buy tickets for the Adrian Ruiz Quintet November 16 at 7:30.

Tickets are $20 for non-members, and free for WTJS members. Students are free with ID. WTJS Membership levels are $80 for “Individual” (allows for one ticket to all shows throughout the year) and $250 for a “Season Pass” that allows for 4 tickets to all shows.

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We hope you’ll join us, Friday, November 16, 2018 at 7:30 pm at the Wagner-Noel in the Rea-Greathouse Recital Hall.