Trinity Jazz Festival

The hosannas will be swinging at Trinity Episcopal Church's annual Trinity Jazz Festival when a jazz mass with music by Paul English tops off a weekend of concerts, master classes and appearances. ''Though jazz in the sacred context may be rare, it is a pairing that makes much sense — theologically, historically, and liturgically,'' says Father William Miller, the festival's founder, via press materials. ''Sharing some of the same roots as indigenous gospel music, this art form is rightly at home in the sacred context.''

The festival's three-day schedule includes vocal/guitar duo Kim Prevost and Bill Solley opening for well-known saxophonist Tom Scott on Friday; drummer Sebastian Whitaker opening for trombonist Robin Eubanks on Saturday; and a jazz mass celebrating the music and life of Louis Armstrong with a slate of performers on Sunday.

Friday's featured performer Tom Scott is the son of Nathan Scott, the prolific film and TV composer who wrote the theme songs for Dragnet and Starsky and Hutch and co-wrote Family Ties. The younger Scott was part of the Blues Brothers Band (though he missed appearing in the movie).
Jan. 25-27, 2013

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Bob Ruggiero has been writing about music, books, visual arts and entertainment for the Houston Press since 1997, with an emphasis on classic rock. He used to have an incredible and luxurious mullet in college as well. He is the author of the band biography Slippin’ Out of Darkness: The Story of WAR.
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