Jazz In The Garden: Gerry Gibbs Thrasher People

13oct6:00 pm9:00 pmJazz In The Garden: Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Peoplelive jazz at the historic Japanese Tea Garden in Brackenridge Park6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Japanese Tea Garden, 3853 N St. Mary's Street

Event Details

The San Antonio Parks Foundation and KRTU 91.7 FM Present the 2023 Fall Jazz In The Garden Series
Sponsored by The Aguirre Law Firm

The 2023 Jazz In The Garden Spring Concert Series in the historic Japanese Tea Garden features live jazz music near the gazebo overlooking the beautiful koi pond, waterfall and garden!

On Friday, October 13th, enjoy the sounds of enjoy the sounds of Gerry Gibbs Thrasher People.

Gerry Gibbs is a Grammy nominated drummer, multi-instrumentalist, producer, band leader, composer and arranger. His father, jazz vibraphone legend and band leader, Terry Gibbs is among the earliest of pioneers of the be-bop era.

In 2021, Gerry’s much-anticipated album, “Songs From My Father” extended the vision of his Thrasher Dream Trio. In this latest contribution, musical polymath Gibbs presents a smashing double-disk masterwork featuring four iterations of his acclaimed Thrasher Dream Trio. Despite being in the midst of the global Covid-19 pandemic, Gibbs commenced on a nationwide trek of over 15,000 miles to safely capture the recordings of himself alongside a long list of his friends and collaborators.

With Gibbs on drums, the Thrasher Dream Trios include 1) Chick Corea & Ron Carter, 2) Kenny Barron & Buster Williams, 3) Patrice Rushen & Larry Goldings and 4) Geoff Keezer & Christian McBride. Under his astute direction and vision, Gerry and his band of jazz titans pay homage to the musical legacy of Gerry’s father, Terry Gibbs (now 96 years old). “Songs From My Father” also features the last recorded performance of the great Chick Corea.

During this time, Gerry was also searching for members of what would be his newest project, Gerry Gibbs & The Thrasher People. Founded in 2022, Thrasher People features San Antonio heavy-hitters, Michelle Garibay-Carey, Eric Hargett, Jerry Espinoza, Tommy Howard AKA “Tom T,” and James Sutter. Known for their improvisation, Thrash People bring their unpredictable sounds to Jazz’SAlive for the first time.

KRTU and SAPF members may enjoy the complimentary Member Experience 5:30-6:30 PM before the music kicks off at 6:30 PM sharp!

The event is all ages and open to the public with a $5 suggested donation at the door.

Limited seating is available for KRTU & SAPF members, and lawn chairs are permitted. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Food and beverages will be available for purchase beginning at 5:30 PM, please no outside food or drink.

Jazz In The Garden is brought to you by the San Antonio Parks Foundation, KRTU 91.7 FM, The Jingu Family Fund for the Arts, The Aguirre Law Firm, P.L.L.C., and the Jingu House at the Japanese Tea Garden.

Want to get involved?! Email hello@saparks.org for partnership and volunteer opportunities.


(Friday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Japanese Tea Garden

3853 N St. Mary's Street