Celebrate Jazz in Houston

Celebrate Jazz in Houston as part of The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History 10th anniversary of Jazz Appreciation Month.

The new series is organized by Discovery Green and Da Camera of Houston with guest artistic advisor Robert “Doc” Morgan, a retired jazz professor from Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts who has taught some of today’s great jazz performers. Morgan was honored by his former students at Discovery Green’s very first concert on March 1, 2008 and more recently at a two-night engagement at New York City’s TriBeca Y featuring Houston jazz stars.

The new jazz series, Da Camera JAM at Discovery Green, will feature jazz vocalists and musicians from the Greater Houston area and was made possible by a grant from the Kinder Foundation.

“Discovery Green and our partners are proud to help draw attention to Jazz Appreciation Month, and the heritage and history of jazz in Houston with our new jazz concert series,” Susanne Theis, programming director of Discovery Green, said. “We encourage all Houstonians to celebrate jazz this April at Discovery Green!”

The free concerts will occur on Thursdays in April at 6:30 PM on the Anheuser-Busch Stage and Fondren Performance Space. Concerts may be affected by rain—check for weather updates on discoverygreen.com. Concessions are also available at The Lake House. Blankets, lawn chairs, and picnics are welcome, but please do not bring glass containers or alcoholic beverages into the park.

Discovery Green is a 12-acre park created by a public-private partnership between the City of Houston and the non-profit Discovery Green Conservancy. Since the park opened in April 2008, it has welcomed more than 2 million visitors and hosted more than 800 public and private events. The Discovery Green Conservancy works with hundreds of programming partners to present three dynamic programming seasons each year most of which are FREE and open to the public.

As a non-profit organization, the Conservancy raises all the funds needed for the programming that Houstonians enjoy. Help to ensure that Discovery Green remains an accessible and incomparable public gathering space by becoming a member of the Green Team.

 

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