The Doc Watkins Orchestra Holiday Big Band Show
Thursday, December 16, 2021
Thursday, December 16, 2021
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Tobin Center for the Performing Arts - 7:30 p.m.


One night only! Join Doc Watkins and his Orchestra for an unforgettable night at the Tobin Center. Doc will perform new arrangements of Holiday Big Band favorites, along with classic selections from a Charlie Brown Christmas. 

Doc Watkins is a pianist, vocalist, bandleader, and the owner of Jazz, TX. He also co-hosts the weekly radio show, “Live at Jazz, TX” which airs Saturday nights on Texas Public Radio.

Watkins currently performs over two hundred shows per year with multiple groups under his name and has released seven albums to date, covering multiple genres including Classical, Jazz, Blues, and Texas Swing.


Watkins received his Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Music Performance from the University of Texas at Austin and moved to San Antonio in 2006. He has toured extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, Russia, and Europe, and has performed twice at Carnegie Hall.

In 2016, Watkins opened his own music venue, Jazz, TX, and performs there regularly with his groups. Deeply committed to the heritage and tradition of Texas music, Watkins includes a wide variety of styles at Jazz, TX including Jazz, Blues, Texas Swing, Mariachi, Salsa, and Folk music. His latest album release features Big Band arrangements of classic Texas Swing tunes. Watkins currently resides in San Antonio with his wife, Jessica, and their four children. He is a self-declared enthusiast of Texas BBQ.

Please note, this is a full capacity performance. Tickets and more information are available here.

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