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April 2018

Da Camera JAM Closes Jazz Appreciation Month with Mwenso & the Shakes

April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney
Houston, TX 77010 United States
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  Mwenso & the Shakes, a New York-based revue comprised of vocalists and an ensemble of international musicians, presents “Protest Songs: From Africa to America,” a program tracing the soul-stirring historical power of protest songs in both America and Africa. Whether fulfilling the role of vocalist, emcee, showman, or impresario, Michael Mwenso conveys both the sophistication and spontaneity of hardcore jazz and the music’s folkloric roots with impeccable craft, creativity, and communicative flair. Most frequently, Mwenso performs as leader —…

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May 2018

KTSU Bayou City Jazz Series featuring Brian Culbertson

May 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
House of Blues, 1204 Caroline St.
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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Brian Culbertson is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer known for his distinct brand of genre-crossing contemporary jazz, R&B and funk. Mining the urban sounds of musically-rich Chicago, he began his musical studies on piano at age eight and quickly picked up several other instruments by the time he was twelve, including drums, trombone, bass and euphonium. With love, romance and his recent twentieth wedding anniversary serving as his inspiration, Culbertson crafted thirteen new songs that will be released as “Colors of…

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Swingin’ Through H-Town

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Hobby Center – Zilka Hall, 800 Bagby St.
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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$54.50 - $89.50

Jazz Houston presents   The Jazz Houston Orchestra, led by Artistic Director Vincent Gardner, presents Grammy Award and Pulitzer Prize winning Trumpeter, Composer, Educator, and Scholar, Wynton Marsalis in concert. The program will consist of hard-swinging, grooving jazz compositions and arrangements written by Mr. Marsalis, Vincent Gardner and others from all eras of jazz. Houston’s premier Ensemble, The Jazz Houston Orchestra will be showcased alongside Mr. Marsalis in what will be his first solo visit to Houston in over 15 years. Houston, come and swing…

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June 2018

Da Camera’s Jazz Series Highlights Dianne Reeves

June 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Univ. of Houston – Cullen Performance Hall, 4300 University Dr
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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$42.50 - $72.50

                    Dianne Reeves - Da Camera Chamber Music and Jazz Named an NEA Jazz Master this year, Dianne Reeves is an artist who embodies the cause of jazz as "America's most original art form." Dianne's accolades and awards do not begin to measure the true essence of her vocal talents, which in many ways draws on the traditions of Sarah Vaughan and so many other vocalists in that realm of influence. Improvisational…

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