On March 30th, Jazz Houston, in partnership with Jazz At Lincoln Center and Texas Southern University, will present the first annual Texas Essentially Ellington Regional High School Jazz Band Festival. Jazz Bands from across the state of Texas are invited to participate in a full day of performances, masterclasses, swing, and fellowship! Our Judges for the festival are Vincent Gardner, Artistic and Education Director of Jazz Houston, Todd Stoll, Vice President of Education for Jazz At Lincoln Center, and Brian Perez, Assistant Director of Jazz Studies at Texas Southern University. Each participating band receives a masterclass from one of the judges, and director receives written and recorded comments of their group’s performance.
JAZZ HOUSTON PRESENTS "BIG BAND HOLIDAYS" FEATURING THE JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS
The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and special guest Vocalists Vuyo Sotashe and Veronica Swift bring their Grammy-Award winning holiday extravaganza to Houston, with soulful big band arrangements by Mr. Marsalis and members of the world-renowned orchestra. Come and get some Yuletide Swing!
On Oct. 13, 2018, Houston’s Premier Jazz Ensemble, the Jazz Houston Orchestra will share the Miller Outdoor Theater stage with legendary Jazz Vocalist, Ann Hampton Callaway and Ramsey Lewis’ band “Urban Knights”! The orchestra, led by Artistic Director Vincent Gardner, will perform grooving Jazz and Blues music for the music-loving Houston audience at Miller. Come and get in the H-town groove with the Jazz Houston Orchestra, Urban Knights, and Ann Hampton Callaway!
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 with the Jazz Houston Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis!
NOVEMBER 4, 2017, 7:00PM
FOUNTAIN OF PRAISE
13950 HILLCROFT ST.
HOUSTON, TX 77085
VINCENT GARDNER - Artistic Director, Jazz Houston Orchestra
DAVID CACERES - Vocalist / Saxophone
BELINDA MUNRO - Vocalist
YVONNE WASHINGTON - Special Guest Vocalist
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