During the 1950’s, Americans began to turn to new form of entertainment – the television. As a result, the dance halls where jazz bands once played began to close all across the country. The Milton Berle television program introduced America-at-large to Elvis Presley and his fresh, energetic sound. This newer style of music, rock ‘n roll, became the hottest sensation for a new generation of teens. With entertainment like television, movies and rock and roll, jazz faced new competition and shrinking audiences. Despite the shift in jazz’s popularity, talented musicians continued to produce complex and powerful music and take jazz in new directions.
If you’re planning an office event, chamber concert, wedding ceremony or special event that calls for professional Austin jazz musicians or San Antonio jazz music, please contact us so we can help. Our performances can range to include the trumpet, violin, cello, string quartet, and so much more! From traditional jazz music to contemporary choices, we provide the perfect setting for that special event.