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Austin Jazz Concerts

Feb. 12 & May 14
2:00 PM
FPC Fellowship Hall

The Austin Jazz Society (AJS) has scheduled two more Sunday afternoon “Jazz Piano” concerts at FPC, one on February 12 and another on May 14 in Fellowship Hall. Both are at 2 p.m. and will feature Red Young, vocalist, composer, arranger, producer and personality who has performed on Hammond organ since the late 1960s.

  • The February performance will be “Temple, Malone and Young,” a Hammond organ trio with Red on organ, Brannen Temple on drums and Mike Malone, saxophonist.
  • The May concert will be the “Red Young Trio.”

Church member and elder Charles Dennis is on the AJS Board and says these concerts are “a great spillover from the live music capital of the world.”

Red’s work can be heard on numerous recordings with other artists as well as on film and television shows such as ”Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “The Osbornes,” “In The Line Of Fire” and “Indecent Proposal.” He also has given live performances from Austin City Limits, on HBO with Linda Ronstadt and Nelson Riddle and on tours around the world with Ronstadt, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Sonny & Cher and other artists. Moving to Austin in 2002, Red continues to compose and perform for various ensembles.

Tickets will be available at the door or on the AJS website,
-Student admission is free
-Individual tickets are $15
-Family cost is $25

A native of Fort Worth, Red began playing piano at age 3, discovered the Hammond organ at 17, and furthered his musical development as a member of the U.S. Air Force Band from 1968-72. Returning to Texas in 1974, he toured with Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings in support of their “Wanted! The Outlaws” album. He relocated to Los Angeles and composed for film and television, In 1985, he founded Red and The Red Hots, which remained a popular band in the West Coast swing revival until his move to Austin.