Sylvester “Stank” LeBlanc, considered by many to be one of Houston’s premier jazz musicians passed away on May 20, 2020. When reflecting upon his legacy as an educator and performer, Sylvester’s imprint as leader of Houston’s Fifth Ward Express and as a high school band director can be viewed as […]Read More
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When speaking of jazz, the first topic of conversation is its entertainment value or the music that is known for its artistic impressionism that has more than 100 years of influence. What is not widely known is the music’s influence on history as America’s most dynamic export and one of […]Read More
For many years, Texas Southern University has been in the forefront of providing positive academic energy to students from all walks of life. In doing so, students who graduated from the University have excelled in their chosen professions. The blueprint for excellence TSU provides resides in the accomplishments of Michael […]Read More
Sheldon T. Nunn – Life is a song worth singing and no one did so better than Nancy Wilson, considered by many to possess one of the most beautifully crafted voices of her generation and with it she captivated audiences all over the world with a personified singing ability for more than five decades. […]Read More
To say tenor saxophonist John Coltrane’s contributions to jazz are immense is an understatement; in addition to that, he is widely known as one of the greatest innovators of his generation. In retrospect while examining the nature of his music, Coltrane’s artistic impressionism continues to be a subject of discussion well beyond […]Read More