Doors will open at 6:00 pm, Batuque Raiz starts at 7:30 p.m., and Los Aztex will take the stage at 9:00 pm.

Symphony Square, if you’re new to Austin, is a beautiful Riverwalk-style venue located in the heart of downtown.  It’s north of the Mohawk and south of UT at 11th and Red River. A collection of four historic stone buildings, an open amphitheater and a stage and home to the Austin Symphony,  it boasts some of the most beautiful acoustics of any venue in Austin.  The Austin Symphony is expanding it’s offerings with a new music series created by Jeremy Parker called “Friday Night At The Symphony.”

Join us this Friday as Grammy award winning Joel Guzman & Sarah Fox take the stage. Opening for them will be Batuque Raiz. Doors open at 6:00 pm, more info and tickets at thesymphonysquare.com

A new breed of Latin band—Los Aztex—draws from Hispanic influences around the world. Joel Guzman and Sarah Fox formed the group in 1999. Members are Chris Mosley on electric guitar, Angel Roman on electric bass, Gabriel Guzman on rhythm guitar, and special guest Michael Longoria on drums.

Los Aztex takes from the traditional rhythms of Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Panama and combines it with Blues and Jazz. Sarah Fox has the expressive, versatile voice of a jazz singer which lends its skills beautifully to the “caliente” Latin themes. The music’s melodic twists are timed to accentuate Sarah’s excellent grace. Joel Guzman has been called brilliant, extraordinary, a genius. He began dazzling audiences and fellow musicians with his unique accordion artistry as a child prodigy, causing established and respected accordion players to christen him, at an early age, “El Pequeno Gigante”. The Little Giant.

As the Latino population increases throughout the U.S., American audiences are embracing Los Aztex’ melded style of music. This genre-bending outfit has managed to stay out of the pop-culture limelight and like it that way.

For more information and tickets go to the Symphony Square website

 

 

 

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