The Austin Jazz Workshop’s Annual Silent Auction and Live Music Festival took place on April 14th, 2018.  But it’s not too late to support our outreach project in Austin public schools–just click on the orange button at right!

Pam, Tara, and Rosita wind up another successful auction at Joe’s Crab Shack!

Many thanks to our friends at Joe’s Crab Shack for hosting us again, and our Board of Directors who donated and worked the event, with an Extra Jazzy Shoutout to Rosita Bradham, taking over as Auction Coordinator this year and coming through with flying colors!  Lots of folks scooped up bargains in support of the Austin Jazz Workshop.


Ponder East’s LBJ Jazz Band has kicked off the event the past three years. This year, the Jaguar Combo played an energetic set of jazz standards!

Austin Jazz Workshop Quartet’s set drew heavily on jazz legend Sonny Rollins.   From left: Shawn Ellison, Michael Stevens, Kenny Felton, and Michael Melinger.




We also heard great music from the LBJ Jaguar Jazz Combo, the Bowie High School Jazz Band, the Austin Jazz Workshop, and Julie Slim and RendezVous.  Many thanks to band directors Ponder East, Ryan Thomas, and Miguel Perez, and all the kids who came out and played.  Great sounds from everyone!


Bowie Jazz Band blowing up a storm, under the direction of Ryan Thomas and Miguel Perez.







Of course, we couldn’t have an auction without donors, and they came through big time!  Please thank these folks for their support by doing business with them.  2018 Donors included:

Alamo Drafthouse

Amy’s Ice Cream


Austin Bouldering Project

Austin Eats Food Tour

Austin Film Festival

Austin Flower Company

Austin Lyric Opera

Austin Roller Rink

Austin Wine Merchant

Away Spa

Ben White Florist

Blanton Museum of Art

Blue Apron

Brit’s Beauty Spa

Cap City Comedy Club

Dirty Dog

Esther’s Follies

Fairview Bed & Breakfast

Fixe Restaurant

House Wine

Kendra Scott

MAC Cosmetics

Monel Hair Products

Moonshine Grill


P. Terry’s Burger Stand

Pinthouse Pizza


Ramen Tatsuya

Round Rock Express

Spec’s Wine

Stella & Dot

Texas Stars Hockey

Tito’s Vodka

Uchi Austin

Urban Air Adventure Park

The Vineyard at Florence

Via 313 Pizza

Westbank String Shop

William Chris Winery


See you next year!

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AJW in Action!

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