Photos by Chris Stokes | @_chrisstokes_ | Heron contributor
The 38th annual Jazz’SAlive returned to downtown on Friday in near-perfect weather after a pandemic-induced hiatus.
Good-sized crowds turned out to Travis Park, where the annual jazz festival is usually held, as well as Legacy Park next to the Frost Tower. Travis Park featured it’s usual array of food merchandise vendors, but in a smaller footprint. At Legacy Park, arts and crafts vendors set up along the Houston Street facing promenade. All anyone wanted to talk about was about the crisp and non-humid weather.
The festival continues this morning beginning at 10 a.m. at both locations and running till 10:30 p.m. Today, all day, look for everyone from The Dirty River Jazz Band to Michelle Garibay-Carey to headliner John Scofield’s 2021 Quartet featuring Vicente Archer, Kevin Hays and Bill Stewart gracing the stages at Travis Park; and acts such as Xy!o featuring Chris “Kra” Malacara to Three Swings and A Miss on the Tech Tempo Stage at Legacy Park.
The festival is a fundraiser for the San Antonio Parks Foundation.