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36th Annual Holiday Saxophones Copy

36th Annual Holiday Saxophones  Copy

36thAnnual Holiday Saxophones

Sunday, December 2, 2018  12PM & 7PM

12PM Jazz Brunch Matinee  |  $30 ( Includes Soul Food Buffet ) 

7PM Evening Concert  |  $15-$25 ( Buffet Sold Separately ) 

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center presents the 36thAnnual Holiday Saxophones concert at the historic Guadalupe Theater. “This year audiences will have two shows to choose from as we add a special Jazz Brunch Matinee at noon and then welcome patrons for the annual evening concert” says Executive Director Cristina Balli. “Holiday Saxophones is a cultural treasure and we want to make sure that it not only stays alive but thrives. We want to welcome back our beloved patrons who have made this concert a San Antonio holiday tradition as well as invite new audiences who have yet to experience this special night of music.”

Thousands of San Antonians and visitors have been entertained by the concert’s instantly recognizable ‘San Antonio Sound’ for over 35 years. Bringing a variety of Jazz, R&B and popular standards, George Prado and the Regency Jazz band lead a line-up of legendary horn players like Spot Barnet, Al Gomez, and Frank Rodarte along with some of the most talented musicians in the region. This year a Jazz Brunch Matinee performance with a soul food buffet catered by Tony G’s Restaurant has been added for those who want to start their Sunday off swinging.

Evening Concert Will Feature Tributes to Local Legends

“We really want to honor some of the great musicians who have helped make this concert a real institution. Some of them are still playing and some of our legends are no longer with us, but their spirit is with us in the music” says Geroge Prado who continues to organize the concert and lead its rhythm section nearly four decades after its inception. “We are going to present a tribute to the late great Morgan King who did so much for music here in San Antonio, also the Sons of Clifford Scott will have a segment, we’ll definitely honor the great Randy Garibay and our elder statesmen like John Magaldi and Spot Barnet will be recognized for their musical contributions”

In addition the concert will shine a light on fathers and son George and Aaron Prado and Joe and Jay Posada. “Both Aaron Prado and Jay Posada have grown up as musicans and now have successful professional careers of their own, it will be a special treat to have all four of us on stage together” says George Prado.

A Cultural Treasure

Only at Holiday Saxophones will audiences enjoy over a dozen renowned musicians on one stage trading licks and solos with a groove that only great jazz music can deliver. These living legends look forward to their annual reunion at the Guadalupe Theater and their genuine comradery and passion for the music fills the room.Another reason people return year after year is the classic jazz lounge ambience that takes you back in time. The Guadalupe invites guests to don their stylish fedoras and elegant dresses, polish their dancing shoes and enjoy their favorite cocktail at their Holiday Saxophones banquet table.

WHEN: Sunday Dec. 2, 2018

TIME: 12PM ( Jazz Brunch Matinee ) & 7PM ( Evening Concert )

TICKETS: $30 General Admission for 12PM Show ( Includes Soul Food Buffet )

$15 – $25 Reserved Seating for 7PM Evening Concert ( Buffet Sold Separately )

 For Pre-Sale Tickets:

* 7PM Concert Tickets Available ONLY at Box Office *


* 12PM Matinee Tickets Available Online or by Phone ( OPEN SEATING ) *



BOX OFFICE: Mon. thru Fri. 1PM – 5PM | Located at 723 S. Brazos SA, TX 78207

VENUE: Guadalupe Theater | 1301 Guadalupe St. SA,TX 78207

MORE INFO: Call 210.271.3151 or visit


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