Grammy nominee heats up Loftin
Student life hosts a six-part music series through October.
Published: Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Updated: Saturday, October 23, 2010 09:10
Loftin Student Center was treated Sept. 10 to the pop and jazz saxophone styles of Joe Posada.
The six-time Grammy nominee played to a small, but captivated crowd as part of a six-part series scheduled in Loftin this fall.
Groupo Kilimbo brings its blend of salsa merengue Sept. 17.
The Reliques, sirens of Texas folk scheduled Sept. 24, draw from a broad base of influences from Fleetwood Mac and Paul Simon to Bob Dylan.
Posada, a seasoned professional deeply rooted in the original Tejano music scene in San Antonio, played in several bands, notably the Royal Jesters and El Quinto Sol.
Though not a founding member of the Royal Jesters, Posada's place in Tejano music history was assured. The original band was formed in 1956 by Lanier High School students and went on to a string of hits.
Now based in Los Angeles, regular studio work keeps him busy.
Posada said some of his main influences are blues and jazz giants John Coltrane, Michael Brecker and Stan Getz.
A one-time music student here, Posada cut his teeth early on the San Antonio College campus.
As his second set began, Posada showed his love of Bossa Nova stylings and his talents on flute as well as sax.
Friday's performance put Posada on stage with keyboardist Charlie Bernal and drummer Dan Lazo.
Bernal handed most of the bass parts on the keyboard.
The Live in Loftin music series continues at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m every Friday through October.
For more information, call student activities specialist Carrie Hernandez at 486-0125.