Houston's rich jazz history has produced an impressive roster of world-renowned musicians. While jazz remains a largely unnoticed artform in this part of the world, it's soulful, southern heritage has produced a powerful, identifiable sound. Here are some of the better known players who hail from this Third Coast mecca:
Arnett Cobb, The Crusaders, Hubert Laws, Ronnie Laws, Kirk Whalum, Joe Sample, Bobby Lyle, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, Barrie Lee Hall, Jr., Eric Harland, Jason Moran, Everette Harp, Robert Glasper, Mike Moreno, Chris Dave, Walter Smith III, Kendrick Scott, Herman Matthews, Frank Lacy, Helen Sung, Dwight Sills, Mark Simmons, Jimmy Ford, G. T. Hogan, Don Wilkerson, even Beyonce, plus many others.
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