Teaching jazz at Texas Southern University was probably the last thing on the mind of Joe Sample when the Phillis Wheatley High School graduate returned to his native Houston after tearing it up in Los Angeles for 40 years.
But Sample, who left TSU in 1958 with members of the Jazz Crusaders -- whi ... More >>
B L A C K I E: Tue., May 1. Walter's, 1120 Naylor St., Houston.
Beat Connection, White Arrows: Fri., June 22. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston.
Eric Benét, Ledisi: Thu., July 5. Arena Theatre, 7326 SW Freeway, Houston.
Guitar Shorty: Sat., June 2. The Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club, 5731 K ... More >>
Texas artists, or artists with Texas roots, scored fewer nominations than usual when the Recording Academy announced its choices for the 53rd annual Grammy Awards Wednesday night. Perpetual nominees Beyonce and George Strait were nominated for residual tracks from I Am... Sasha Fierce and Twa ... More >>
Videos by Craig Hlavaty
Any drummer jokes, say the one about Ginger Baker and coffee both sucking without Cream, pretty much have to go out the window when you enter an expansive warehouse that includes over 100 boys and girls, and men and women, pounding on their respective kits. Sometimes in tand ... More >>
The final installment of our Five States of Texas project brings it all back home, to the new state of Brazoria, encompassing all of Southeast Texas from the Brazos Valley to Sabine Pass.
Patron Saint: Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown. A master of rock and roll, country, Cajun/Creole, blues and jazz, n ... More >>