El Dorado Ballroom Dedication El Dorado Ballroom May 2 & 3 (dedication) It seems like Houston has remembered it even has a history only very recently, so it must be making up for lost time now. Less than five years since the Lightnin' Hopkins Texas Historical Marker was erected on the grounds of Pr ... More >>
Before we go any further, this isn't over. Houston fancies itself as forever moving forward, a "city of the future," but in a relatively short time span -- the past 40, maybe 50 years -- it's managed to rack up an impressive number of live-music stages that have come and gone, and left quite a lasti ... More >>
TSU restarts its jazz program, tapping into the talents of the fabled Joe Sample and kids looking for a place to play.
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 >>
The New York Times reported yesterday that production company Madvision Entertainment has bought the rights to television’s long-running R&B franchise Soul Train from the program’s founder and former host Don Cornelius. Soul Train ceased producing new episodes in 2006, but continues to air in sy ... More >>
Houston's new downtown jazz digs
The two jazz musicians stop off in Houston
Thursday, August 10, at the Verizon Wireless Theater, 520 Texas, 713-230-1600
Saturday, September 24, at Dan Electro's Guitar Bar, 1031 East 24th Street, 713-862-8707.
Legendary drummer Bubbha Thomas is a longtime savior and benefactor of Houston jazz
A rundown of every act on this year's bill
A look back at Houston Press Music Awards of yore
The Press Music Awards Showcase brings a category-five storm of tunes
Friday, February 22, and Saturday February 23
It's never the same show with the Good Luck Band
The brass ring fell in Kirk Whalum's lap. He's kept it in his pocket ever since.
Mark Towns Benefit Concert
Guitarist Mark Towns has national hopes in this self-production of his CD
Highlights from the Houston International Jazz Festival
Sink your teeth into the 1997 Houston Press Music Awards
A guide to who's who in the Press Music Awards ballot. Plus, the where and when of the Press Music Awards Showcase!
George's last name may be Duke, but on the keyboards, he's a king
Kirk Whalum's sax paints with a broad palette of sounds
The 5th Annual Houston Press Music Awards
Plus: More bon temps -- or is that Bon Tons?
Houston jazz keyboardist Paul English releases Beauty