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Second Nature Band (hereafter referred to as SNB) was originally formed in May of 1997 as a jazz and fusion group. Ken Jones who is originally from St. Louis, MO is the owner and manager for the band. Our group is host to some of the top entertainers throughout the great city of San Antonio, Dallas and the Denver area. The reason for this expansion of personnel is due to the group’s need to cater to various clients.

SNB was then brought into the upper echelon of hotel chains and clients through Sturchio Entertainment and Theme Travelers. Through Sturchio Entertainment SNB started performing at locations like the Marriott River Center, Marriott River Walk, Hyatt Hill Country, Downtown Hyatt, Plaza San Antonio, Hilton, St. Anthony, Sheraton Günter and several others.

SNB’s first jazz performance was at the Avalon Club in July 1997 located in San Antonio, Texas. Soon afterwards the band was selected over all other bands in the city to become the house band for the Avalon. Every Tuesday night the Avalon would feature live jazz performances. During this time the band attracted the attention of Smooth Jazz 106.7 KCJZ radio station. KCJZ soon had the band performing all over the city of San Antonio at least 2 – 3 times a week. In September of 1997 Second Nature enhanced its performance by adding a male & female vocalist. The introduction of Rhythm & Blues, Funk and vocal jazz into the show made the band a driving force in the entertainment industry in San Antonio.

In March of 1998 we became part of the Club Berringers Thursday night jazz line up. All of these events lead to performances at the Power House Café, The Taste of New Orleans and several private parties and weddings. Based upon one performance at a North Side Ford, this dealership invited Second Nature to perform a live jazz show every Saturday afternoon. This summer event was a great success for both the band and the dealership. Next up was Santa’s Place, Cotton Club and all military bases in the city. We were also part of the Parks Foundations New Year’s Eve Celebration for 1998.

In 1999 SNB performed with the Jazz Alive celebration in the city of San Antonio. This was the first of three performances for Jazz Alive. In September of 2001, days after the September 11 tragedy we opened up for Kirk Whalum at Jazz Alive.

The year 2000 brought new jazz venues in San Antonio by partnering with Dave Munoz and Smooth Rock 101.9. The band was chosen to be the house band by Concepts After Dark. Every Friday night at Sunset Station, Concepts After Dark hosted the 30 & up club starting at 6:00 pm with a live performance from Second Nature. This event was a huge success. With this partnership we also performed every Tuesday Night at Arjon’s International Club. This was a power packed jazz and R&B show in an otherwise Latin club. This same year we also partnered up with Omega Psi Phi and Mousse Temple (Shriners). This great year ended up with Second Nature flying to Osan Korea and entertaining troops over the 2000 New Year Eve celebration.

In the year 2001, Second Nature included Club Diamonds Wednesday night jazz, Eastwood 2000 Friday night Jazz and R&B as well as Randolph Air Force Base Friday night party.

In 2002 we brought on three more regular clients with The Nines, Club Prestige and Marks On the River-walk. Dave Munoz (The JAZZMAN of San Antonio) with Soft Rock 101.9 host the best Thursday night jazz program in the city at the Marks and another at Club Prestige on Tuesday nights.

In July of 2002, Second Nature just released its first CD entitled: "Just For You" at its first appearance at the Summer Jazz Series at Crossroads Mall. This CD has a lively array of instrumental as well as vocal songs. This special blend of songs and energy promises to be a pleasurable experience to all that purchase the CD.

In February of 2002 the band was featured at one of San Antonio's finest Restaurants called El Jarro De Arturo. This became one of our longest running venues. El Jarro provided the band with a great open venue with good food and fun. We were able to bring out a lot of clients to this location to screen the band for consumer and commercial events.

This is just a quick summary of how the band started. Over the last 17 years we have partnered with other business partners, wedding and event planners and several other clients.

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On behalf of the band and myself, thank you for your interest and we hope to see you soon

Skillful Concept