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April 2018

Robert Glasper Comes to Emancipation Park in Celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month

April 7 @ 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Emancipation Park, 3018 Emancipation Ave
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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Free

  Robert Glasper brings his musical repertoire to Emancipation Park in celebration of "Jazz Appreciation Month." His 2012 album Black Radio won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album at the 55th Grammy Awards. His 2014 album "Black Radio 2" won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance at the 56th Grammy Awards. The song "These Walls" from Kendrick Lamar's album "To Pimp A Butterfly" won Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 57th Grammy Awards, on which Glasper plays keys. The soundtrack for the Miles Davis…

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The Brad Mehldau Trio Makes Its First-Ever Da Camera Appearance

April 13 @ 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

Da Camera Jazz Series - Brad Mehldau Trio: For more than 20 years, pianist Brad Mehldau has blazed an eclectic path through the innermost reaches of jazz exploration and innovative lyricism.. Making his first-ever appearance on Da Camera’s jazz stage, Mehldau comes to Houston with a view of jazz that continues to resonate in tradition; however, in doing what he does as a pianist, Brad takes you far beyond the norm with his creativity. Providing the backdrop for Brad's visit…

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Da Camera Jam, Jose-Miguel Yamal and Raquel Cepeda Bring A Latin Flavor to Discovery Green During Jazz Appreciation Month

April 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St
Houston, TX 77010 United States
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Friday, April 20 6:30 p.m. Pianist José-Miguel Yamal heats up Da Camera JAM with some high-impact Chilean-American jazz. Jose'-Miguel leads a combo on a musical journey that highlights the Latin jazz tradition. 7:30 p.m. Venezuelan-born jazz vocalist and songwriter Raquel Cepeda brings the Discovery Green audience yet another display of Latin-stylized music of a different flavor.

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The Willow Waterhole Greenspace Reserve is the site of the 2018 Willow Waterhole Music Festival

April 21 - April 22
Willow Waterhole Greenspace Conservancy, 5300 Dryad
Houston, TX 77035 United States
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  Since 2013, the Southwest Houston community has made the "Willow Waterhole Music Festival" one of the city's premier outdoor events.  The MusicFEST 2018 Organizing Committee wants you to save the date, April 22nd,  11am - 9pm and April 23rd, 11am - 8pm for yet another installment of great live music in an outdoor festive environment.

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KTSU Bayou City Jazz Series featuring Marion Meadows & Paul Brown @ 2 PM & 6 PM

April 22
House of Blues, 1204 Caroline St.
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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$65.00

Meadows was born in West Virginia and grew up in Stamford, Connecticut. He began playing the clarinet and studying classical music at the age of nine. He started playing tenor sax in high school, and then migrated to soprano sax. His passion for various types of music led him down an eclectic musical path. In 1990 Meadows submitted a solo project to Steve Backer at Novus/RCA and was signed to a recording contract, thus marking the beginning of his solo career. Meadows’ first RCA…

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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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$65.00

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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KTSU Birthday Bash – Celebrating 47 Years of Broadcast Excellence

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - June 24 @ 2:00 am
Grooves – Houston, 2300 Pierce
Houston, TX 77003 United States
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$10.00

  Let's Celebrate, KTSU Is Having A Party! ! ! KTSU is having a birthday bash on June 23rd to celebrate 47 years of broadcast excellence turning listeners on to programming they have truly loved. As a non-profit public radio station, KTSU 90.9 is the first African-American FM station to grace the airwaves of Houston with the issuance of a license by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to the Texas Southern Board of Regents in 1972. With a mere 10-watts…

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