Tobin Center for the Performing Arts presents Doc Watkins and his Orchestra: Holiday Big Band Show

(San Antonio, TX) The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts welcomes the return of Doc Watkins and his Orchestra in the Holiday Big Band Show, coming to the H-E-B Performance Hall, on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

Member pre-sale is happening now. Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, October 1 at 10am and can be purchased online at, via phone (210) 223-8624, or in-person at the Tobin Center Box Office (100 Auditorium Circle, 78205).  Box Office hours are Monday-Friday 10a-6p and Saturday, 10a-2pm.

Doc Watkins is a pianist, vocalist, bandleader, and the owner of Jazz, TX. He also co-hosts the weekly radio show, “Live at Jazz, TX” which airs Saturday nights on Texas Public Radio. Watkins currently performs over two hundred shows per year with multiple groups under his name and has released seven albums to date, covering multiple genres including Classical, Jazz, Blues, and Texas Swing.


Watkins received his Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Music Performance from the University of Texas at Austin and moved to San Antonio in 2006. He has toured extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, Russia, and Europe, and has performed twice at Carnegie Hall.


In 2016, Watkins opened his own music venue, Jazz, TX, and performs there regularly with his groups. Deeply committed to the heritage and tradition of Texas music, Watkins includes a wide variety of styles at Jazz, TX including Jazz, Blues, Texas Swing, Mariachi, Salsa, and Folk music. His latest album release features Big Band arrangements of classic Texas Swing tunes.


Watkins currently resides in San Antonio with his wife, Jessica, and their four children. He is a self-declared enthusiast of Texas BBQ.