Jazz at St. James
Jazz at St. James presents its 26th annual fall weekend of Jazz. Due to the 2020 pandemic, the concerts will be virtual, but the jazz will be real.
The headliner is New York-based trombonist, vocalist, and composer, Ron Wilkins. Wilkins performs on a number of wind instruments in a diversity of musical genres. He's toured round the world as a member of the Birdland Big Band and the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band as well as with his own New York City Big Band.
Other performers will include the Hope Morgan Trio, Tom Scott & the LA Express, and the St. James Choir.
During the festival, the AD Mannion Award, given to performance artists who've contributed much to keeping Jazz alive in Austin, will be presented to woodwind artist, composer, and educator, Alex Coke.
The Lonnie Jackson Award, given to people who have followed in Lonnie's footsteps to keep this event going strong over the years, will be presented to a couple, both of whom have contributed in the areas of committee leadership, Jazz banquet organization and electronic promotion: Vicky & Brian Miller.
Online viewers are encouraged to make donations through PayPal and Venmo during the concerts to help keep this Texas tradition alive and well.