Brings San Antonio Legends Together For TWO Concerts

By Belinda Menchaca

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center presents the 37th Annual Holiday Saxophones concert at the historic Guadalupe Theater. “Audiences will once again have two shows to choose from with the addition of our special Jazz Brunch Matinee at noon. We’ll then look forward to seeing our patrons who have returned year after year for the 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. San Antonio music lovers have made this concert a holiday tradition and we are excited to reach out to 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 Al Gomez, Joe Posada and Frank Rodarte along with some of the most talented musicians in the region. The Jazz Brunch Matinee will also feature a soul food menu complete with Chicken & Waffles and all the trimmings for those who want to start their Sunday off swinging.

Evening Concert Will Feature Tribute to Legendary Spot Barnett

“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 special tribute to the late great Vernon “Spot” Barnett recognizing him for a life of musical contributions”

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. 15, 2019

TIME BRUNCH: Doors open and serving begins at 11AM. Concert begins at 12PM.

TICKETS: $30 – General Admission ( Includes Soul Food Brunch )

Tickets can be purchased Online at

By phone or at the Box Office.


WHEN: Sunday Dec. 15, 2019

TIME: Doors open at 6PM. Concert begins at 7PM.

TIME EVENING CONCERT: 7PM ( Evening Concert )

TICKETS: $15 – $25 | Reserved Seating Only. ( Dinner Sold Separately )

Tickets Can Only Be Purchase by Phone at (210) 271-3151 or at Box Office Mon. – Fri. 10am – 5pm | 723 S. Brazos St. San Antonio, TX 78207