Eddie Durham Jazz Fest, Saturday, Oct 21 from 11am - 5pm at Eddie Durham Park
October 21, 2023
The Calaboose African American History Museum is celebrating the musical contributions of San Marcos native, Eddie Durham, with a free concert.
The Calaboose African American History Museum is celebrating the musical contributions of San Marcos native, Eddie Durham, with a free concert Saturday, October 21, 2023 from 11 am to 5 pm at the Eddie Durham Park (205 MLK Drive)
Eddie Durham was a gifted jazz guitarist, trombonist, composer, and arranger in the swing era. His work contributed to the popularity of Glen Miller, Bennie Moten, Count Basie and Jimmie Lunceford. He is credited with being the first person to record an amplified guitar when he was featured on the 1935 Jimmie Lunceford recording of Durham's arrangement of "Hittin' the Bottle."
The 2023 Eddie Durham Jazz Fest will feature a concert from 11-5 with special guest and MC, Kory Cook, the managing director and disc jockey of jazz station KRTU 91.7 in San Antonio. The event will feature big band sounds from the Texas State Jazz Ensemble, the Central Texas Women of Jazz, blues tunes from Indigo Soul featuring Sonia Love, Morris Nelms and the Calaboose Players and the Joe Morales Quartet will bring jazzy sounds that make this event foot stomping entertainment for the entire family to enjoy! You will be entertained by five amazing and talented bands ready to give us a taste of Eddie Durham’s classic hits and more!
MLK Drive will be closed between Fredericksburg Street and Comanche Street to create a pedestrian safe area to allow food trucks and vendors of fine arts, crafts, books, and unique specialty items.
You are invited to participate in the fun – food trucks, arts and crafts booths and jazz all day promise to make this a wonderful way to spend an October Saturday. You do not want to miss it!