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May 2017

A Conversation with Vijay Iyer

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Asis Society, 1370 Southmore Blvd.
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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Free

Asia Society Texas Center hosts this event previewing the May 5 Houston premiere of Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi Composer, pianist and MacArthur Fellow Vijay Iyer co-created Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi with filmmaker Prashant Bhargava. Here, Iyer shares the inspiration behind and process of creating the explosive work of live and music and film inspired by the Hindu festival of Holi. Free event. Please RSVP at asiasociety.org/texas

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Vijay Iyer’s Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi feat. International Contemporary Ensemble

May 5 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wortham Theater Center – Cullen Theater, 501 Texas Ave
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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Tickets: $37.50 - $67.50 Remarkably inventive musician who is at home in both the worlds of jazz and contemporary concert music, American pianist and composer Vijay Iyer’s originality draws much from his rich Indian heritage. With Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi, performed by Iyer and the virtuosic International Contemporary Ensemble, Iyer responds to Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring with an explosive work of live music and film inspired by the ancient Hindu Holi festival of colors and love celebrated each spring in Southern Asia.Vijay Iyer is joined by members of International Contemporary Ensemble,…

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The Bayou City Jazz Series featuring Alex Bugnon & Marc Antoine

May 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cullen Theater – Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave.
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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Tickets:  $55 - $80.50 Bayou City Jazz Series welcomes back jazz pianist extraordinaire Alex Bugnon.  Being a prolific, energetic force on the contemporary music scene for decades…Bugnon is embraced by R&B and Soul audiences as well.  The air apparent to George Duke’s keyboard mastery…Bugnon now carries the torch.  After several years of recording and performing what was known then as “acid jazz”… eventually Marc Antoine endeared himself into a generation of contemporary jazz music.  Emerging as a vigor in the mid…

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June 2017

West Coast Jam featuring Rick Braun, Norman Brown and Richard Elliot

June 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cullen Theater – Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave.
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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$55 - $80.50 Richard Elliot wanted to tour with a three-piece horn section and supporting cast of musicians. He reached out to his long-time collaborator Rick Braun and guitarist Norman Brown to join him, creating West Coast Jam. The Bayou City should be prepared to hear a wall of sound that’s funky and rocking!!! Don’t miss it.                      

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July 2017

Summer Jazz Workshop – Battle of the Bands

July 15 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Greater St. Matthews, 1419 South Main
Houston, TX United States
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$15 - $45.00

This is the final performance of the Bands for the 46th H-E-B Tournament of Champions Summer Jazz Workshop. Proceeds benefit the music education of Jazz Education, Inc.

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August 2017

Houston International Jazz Festival

August 5 @ 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel
Houston, Texas 77004 United States
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$30 - $55

Houston International Jazz Festival To Be Continued Brass Band Hot 8 Brass Band Bayou City Brass Band  

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Mayor’s Scholarship Jazz Brunch

August 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave.
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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$125.00

Mayor Sylvester Turner will join Jazz Education, Inc. in celebrating the 27th anniversary of the brunch by conducting the Summer Jazz Workshop All Star Orchestra - August 13th.

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POSTPONED DUE TO HURRICANE HARVEY – KTSU Jazz Hall of Fame Inducts Grammy-Award Winner Bob James

August 31 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
KTSU Recording Studio, 4200 Tierwester
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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KTSU, YOUR COMMUNITY STATION, IS PROUD TO INDUCT JAZZ LEGEND & GRAMMY-AWARD WINNER BOB JAMES INTO THE KTSU JAZZ HALL OF FAME, THURSDAY AUGUST 31ST, RECEPTION @ 5:30PM, CEREMONY @6:30PM AT THE KTSU RECORDING STUDIO, 4200 TIERWESTER (LOT M) ON THE TSU CAMPUS...INCLUDED IN THE CELEBRATION WILL BE A SPECIAL MUSICAL TRIBUTE FROM PIANIST BOBBY LYLE...LIMITED & VIP SEATING IS AVAILABLE...FOR MORE INFORMATION, 713-313-7596.....

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September 2017

“Doc Fest” Bob James Live – Benefit Concert

September 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Denny Theater, 4001 Stanford St.
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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$25 - $100
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October 2017

The Bayou City Jazz Series – Gerald Albright & Selina Albright

October 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cullen Theater – Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave.
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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Tickets: $55 - $80.50 The Bayou City Jazz Series welcomes the explosive and electrifying saxophonist Gerald Albright. Born in L.A., Albright began piano lessons at an early age, then eventually moved over to saxophone. Earning the reputation as a “musicians’ musician”. He’s one of the most fierce sax players of our generation. With a last name associated with musical excellence, Selina Albright is a soulful singer-songwriter with versatility that comes from years of listening to many origins and languages of…

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