"Jazz is a language," Grammy Award-winning jazz saxophonist Bill Evans said to a small crowd gathered inside the University of Houston's Moores School of Music Opera House green room Tuesday evening. He and Noe Marmolejo, the band director, were prefacing a night of music performed by the UH Jazz En ... More >>
Bill Evans, the saxophonist who worked with Miles Davis and the Mahavishnu Orchestra in the '80s and has explored the intersection of jazz and hip-hop on solo albums like Escape, will be working with University of Houston jazz students all week and perform with them at a concert next Tuesday, the un ... More >>
Who? You could argue that Tianna Hall is the best jazz singer in all of Houston. I mean, you could argue against it too, but it's like arguing that the moon landing was faked.
Her smoky voice is a fine mix of skill and improvised magic, and it's landed her on the Grammy nomination ballot three time ... More >>
The music world truly lost one of the greats when songwriter Hal David passed away at age 91 following a stroke this past Saturday in Los Angeles. To borrow an old joke, the lyricist wasn't from the old school, he was from the school they tore down to build the old school: The artists who covered hi ... More >>
It's hard to find a band that reps Miles Davis in the same breath as much as they do Led Zeppelin, but Lionize are that band. Recording in Jamaica with Steel Pulse's Sidney Mills, supporting beardos like Kylesa, Clutch, and cKy? Yes, that's Lionize for you. Opening for Maylene & The Sons Of Disaster ... More >>
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Want proof of the butterfly effect? Okay, a volcano in Iceland erupts and half-way around the world, Houston arts organizations have to scramble.
Two highly anticipated concerts were forced to change their line-ups and one theatrical piece was rescheduled - tw ... More >>
According to a recent appreciation in Newsweek, if an American household has just one jazz record on the shelf, chances are it's Kind of Blue by Miles Davis. And we were thinking it was Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass' Whipped Cream & Other Delights.
Kind of Blue contains only five trac ... More >>