115 San Jacinto
“Brass House Austin was conceived by Jason White while operating in a combat zone with the United States Marine Corps,” introduces the website. Afghanistan couldn’t be farther away than the Downtown jazz joint, a long, swank room, with an end stage that recalls a smaller version of 1940s speakeasies. A full menu of steak, pasta, and seafood complements the top-shelf bar, and a cadre of local improv experts rotate solos up to six nights a week. Austin trumpeter and mainstay Pete Rodriguez blows like Gabriel.
The folks at nonprofit Sustainable Artists invite you to balance your art and your ability to survive on that art. Learn what to look out for when negotiating with record labels. Tue., May 3, 6pm. Free.