Post Tagged with: "jazz"

Sylvester "Stank" LeBlanc

Sylvester LeBlanc Went From Helbig to Pasadena

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 […]

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Jazz Is An American Ambassador That Made A Difference

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 […]

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A New Initiative Takes Up Residence at Texas Southern University

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 […]

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February 20, 1937 - December 13, 2018

Nancy Wilson’s Elegance Will Be Missed

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. […]

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The Lost Album: Another Side of Coltrane

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 […]

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