FRIDAY 8/26: the Parker House Band features special guest Curtis Calderon! The accomplished baritone and trumpet/flugelhorn player fronts the band, bringing his Four Freshman charm and polish to the Parker stage.
Duke Ellington’s storied residency at the infamous Cotton Club has become one of the enduring legends of jazz. In the grand tradition of Ellington and his Cotton Club Orchestra, the Parker Jazz Club House Band holds court at our own live jazz hotspot in downtown Austin.
On weekends, the Parker House Band presents selections from the Great American Songbook—the canon of the most important and influential American popular songs and jazz standards from the early 20th century—our longstanding ensemble breathing life into already phenomenal, historical music. As jazz composer and music historian Gunther Schuller once noted, “The one truism about jazz is that it remains distinguishable not by what is played but by how it is played.” At Parker, the genius of the music plays out beautifully in 4/4 time at the expert hands of pianist Ryan Davis, bassist Ben Triesch, drummer Jeremy Bruch, and multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Kris Kimura. Improvisation is king, and exceptional guest musicians frequently sit in, so no two shows are ever the same. Lavish lighting and the best sound in the city (designed by Steve Durr Designs) are engineered by Mac McDonnell.
ABOUT YOUR RESERVATION
Tickets are $30. The music starts at 7:30pm and doors open at 7pm. Your ticket guarantees your seat, but please note that table preference is based on a first-come, first-served basis. Though there’s not a bad seat in the house, if you have a specific table at which you want to be seated, arrive early.
Reservations are highly recommended. Parker does not offer refunds.
The show is available via livestream, generously sponsored by local nonprofit Texas Jazz Society. Online donations are welcome—all proceeds benefit Texas Jazz Society’s mission to keep jazz alive and thriving in Texas.