Jazz Is Life

“Jazz is about being in the moment”- Herbie Hancock.

Here at St. James’ we celebrate the music of freedom and life. Every year we come together to share “in the moment”, to immerse ourselves in its embrace and history.  Join us this November as we welcome two-time Grammy award winner Ernie Watts together with a host of great musicians.

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We could not present Jazz at St. James’ without the support of our incredible sponsors.  Their generous and gracious commitment year after year means that we can continue to bring great musicians to our stage.

“I love Jazz at St. James’. I can’t believe this is the 24th year of showcasing great Austin and national musicians and I can’t wait to hear Ernie Watts!” – Keith Braithwaite

“Jazz at St. James’ is not to be missed! Every year, the lineup is stellar, with local and internationally renowned musicians. The setting is beautiful, and the hospitality will make you glad you attended.” – Brian Miller


We have an amazing lineup this year featuring master tenor saxophonist Ernie Watts, with Kirk Covington & his Devil Horns, and Austin’s First Lady of Jazz Pamela Hart!

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Friday Night Schedule

All events are at St. James’ Episcopal Church, 1941 Webberville Rd, Austin, TX 78721

5:30-7 pm Jazz Social Hour – Free and open to the public

Doors Open For Concert at 6:30 pm

7 pm:

Opening – Kirk Covington & his Devil Horns

Headliner – Ernie Watts and his Quartet

Marc Seales Piano
Bruce Lett Acoustic Bass
Xavier Breaker Drums

Saturday Schedule

All events are at St. James’ Episcopal Church, 1941 Webberville Rd, Austin, TX 78721

Doors Open For Concert At 6:30 pm

5-7 pm: Angel Reception

7 pm: Opening – The Pamela Hart Quintet

Headliner – Erie Watts and his Quartet

Sunday Jazz Mass

Doors Open At 10:45 am, Free And Open To All

11 am: Jazz Mass with Ernie Watts

The Jazz Mass is a divine celebration of music and the spirit. Two-time Grammy award winner Ernie Watts and his Quartet will be joined by the St. James’ Episcopal Church Choir, Joe Morales and others. It’s a church service with soul. Don’t miss it!