Lexvalk Condolences to Lex Valk and family We here at JazzHouston.com would like to extend our condolences to Lex Valk on the passing of his wife Mary last night after a long battle with cancer. Image June is jazz month at the MFAH! This month-long film series showcases performances by great jazz artists and illuminates the long relationship of jazz and cinema. Curated by Peter Lucas.
Tnj560-thumb-560x315 Houston Press Feature on the Erin and Alisha Jam at Costa's The Houston Press just posted a very nice piece on the Thursday Jam Session at Costa's. Features interviews and photos. Jazzjam The New Erin Wright Jam at Costa's on Westheimer We're pleased to announce a new THURSDAY night jam session hosted by Erin Wright at Costa's on Westheimer. Bring your horns. See you there!
Georgeduke George Duke Dies at 67 George Duke, the veteran pianist, producer, and songwriter, passed away last night in Los Angeles at the age of 67 after a short battle with Leukemia. Image Obituary for Steve Blailock and his wife Jing This is a reprint of a newspaper obit for the guitarist and his wife. There will not be a memorial service in Houston.
Screen_shot_2013-06-25_at_1.42.32_pm Austin Musicians and HAAM for medical coverage There's a great program for professional musicians with healthcare coverage in Austin. Reprinted from the PBS.org website. Kelly6new4a Texas Gypsy: A Musical Tribute to Kelly Lancaster Dear friend of the Jazz Community and gifted Guitarist Kelly Lancaster is being honored in a Memorial Concert to benefit the Kelly Lancaster Memorial Scholarship Fund at SFA State University
Marchione Stephen Marchione creates guitars that are masterpieces here in Houston borrowed from the Houston Chronicle, guitar maker Stephan Marchione creates guitars right here in Houston at his Montrose area studio/workshop Concert_3 Geri Allen, Terri Lynne Carrington & Esperanza Spalding to play Houston Part of the 2013 DaCamera jazz season, this all-star trio features three artists who have redefined the roles of females in jazz.