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June 15, 2011

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Tomatillos Café y Cantina Jazzes up Summer at the McNay
 
San Antonio, TX, - Tomatillos Café y Cantina, one of San Antonio's most popular Tex-Mex eateries, is sponsoring the McNay's
Summer Jazz & Lunch Series for the second year in a row. This summer, McNay visitors will cool off at a refreshing four-part
music series in Leeper Auditorium. They will hear San Antonio's finest Jazz bands perform music from the George Nelson era and
beyond, while enjoying a Mexican buffet from the restaurant. The concerts are free with museum admission and made possible
thanks to the great generosity of Tomatillos which sponsored the series in its entirety. A Mexican buffet from the restaurant will be
available for purchase (see prices below).
 
 "Tomatillos partnered with the McNay last year, once more we are delighted to support a grand event that excites the senses" said
Dwight Lieb, owner of Tomatillos, "Great art stimulates the eyes, good jazz always satisfies the ears, and Tomatillos Café's TexMex
cuisine always pleases the palate." The McNay is likewise delighted with the partnership "We are truly grateful for the Summer Jazz
Series. We'd like for the McNay to be a top attraction this summer, Tomatillo's generosity has made that happen" comments William
J. Chiego, McNay director, "The concerts were a hit last year, we hope that the series becomes a McNay and Tomatillos tradition in
the years to come"
 
The McNay also worked with its media partner, Jazz station KRTU 91.7, to select the dates and bands that will be featured during the
summer.
 
Sunday, June 26, 12:30-3:00 pm, Leeper Auditorium
Summer Jazz Concert: Ken Slavin
With music in the tradition of Frank Sinatra and Bobby Darin, Slavin delivers swinging vocals with piano trio backing.
 
Sunday, July 24, 12:30-3:00 pm, Leeper Auditorium
Summer Jazz Concert: John Magaldi & the Primetime Jazz Orchestra
Saxophonist John Magaldi leads the Primetime Orchestra in mainstream, big band jazz.
 
Sunday, August 28, 12:30-3:00 pm, Leeper Auditorium
Summer Jazz Concert: Henry Brun and the International Trio
Grammy-winner Henry Brun and his trio play Latin Music of George Nelson's era. Chill to Brazilian and other latin rhythms on bass
guitar, guitar, and percussion.
 
Sunday, September 18, 12:30-3:00 pm, Leeper Auditorium
Summer Jazz Concert: Richard Oppenheim's A&R Band
Tango from Argentina; swing and pop from France and Italy; Mexican boleros; plus sambas, bossa novas, and choros from Brazil
are all part of the A&R Band's international repertoire with keyboard, guitar, saxophone, and vocalist.
 
 McNay Summer Jazz & Lunch Series information
 
Summer Jazz concerts are free and open to the public with museum admission. For the Mexican buffet: $10/$5 adult/child for McNay
members; $13/$7 adult/child nonmembers, payable at the door. Beer and margaritas are available at a cash bar. No reservations
needed, seating is available on a first come, first served basis.
 
The McNay's Summer Jazz and Lunch Series is graciously sponsored by Tomatillos Café y Cantina. McNay and KRTU members get
a 10% discount on food and nonalcoholic beverages at Tomatillos when they present their respective membership cards. Offer valid
June 1-September 30, 2011.
 
Special thanks to our media partner KRTU 91.7 FM.
 


The McNay
Built by artist and educator Marion Koogler McNay in the 1920s, the Spanish Colonial Revival-style residence opened as Texas's first museum of modern
art in 1954. Today more than 100,000 visitors a year enjoy works by modern masters including Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Edward Hopper,
Georgia O'Keeffe, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.  In June 2008, the museum opened the 45,000-square-foot Jane and Arthur
Stieren Center for Exhibitions designed by internationally renowned French architect Jean-Paul Viguier. Nearly doubling the McNay's exhibition space,
the Stieren Center includes three separate outdoor sculpture galleries.
         
Tuesday-Friday, 10 am-4 pm;
Thursday, 10 am-9 pm;
Saturday, 10 am-5 pm;
Sunday, noon-5 pm.
The McNay is closed on Mondays, New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
         
General Admission
Current exhibtion is included in the general admission ticket price.
 
McNay members, free; Children 12 and under, free; Adults, $8; Students 12 and under, $5;
Seniors (65+),  $5; Active Military, $5. 
An extra admission charge of $5 applies during special exhibitions. There is no charge for general admission on Thursday nights and on the first
Sunday of the month. At these times, the extra admission charge applies only for entrance to the special exhibition.
 
 
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