22nd Annual Houston International Jazz Festival Featuring Roy Ayers, Rachelle Ferrell, HiroshimaBayou Music Center (520 Texas Avenue Houston, TX 77002)
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The last date listed for 22nd Annual Houston International Jazz Festival was Sunday August 5, 2012 / 5:00pm (Doors Open at 4:00pm).
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It's going to be a jazz explosion on the Hollywood Bowl stage when New Orleans pianist Dr. John pays loving tribute to New Orleans' most famous son, the great Satchmo. From "Mack the Knife," "When the Saints" and "Wonderful World" to his other lesser-known but seminal works, Dr. John and friends bring Pops' world to life with gritty, swamp-style grooves and some unexpected renditions. Plenty of special guests will be on hand to help put on a great show in honor of the legendary Armstrong, including The Blind Boys of Alabama, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Telmary Diaz, Anthony Hamilton, Terence Blanchard, Arturo Sandoval and many more. Learn More
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Firstly, event ads indicated Rachelle Ferrell and Hiroshima as well as Roy Ayuers
were on all weekend; not so. I bought tickets for Saturday night fully expecting to hear Hiroshima and Rachelle Ferrell; they appeared only Sunday. Saturday night was not well organized or MC'd. Battle of the bands was way too long; could have done with the last segment in which the bands alternated songs, doing without the first segment in which each band played three or four compositions. I am not saying the bands were not excellent, they were, only that there was too much of a good thing. The woman MC from the radio station was not in charge of herself or her audience. She needed to keep her personality out of it and not respond to the man in the audience. Finally, I am not sure why Roy Ayers' sound equipment was not working well, but that was the biggest disaster of the evening. We left after 3 renditions and he is who we came to hear. The evening was way too long and way to chaotic. Will probably not attend next year due to these unfortunate circumstances. Waste of money.
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I went on Saturday night and felt the production was extremely ragged. Although the Battle of the Bands was enjoyable, it went on too long resulting in Roy Ayers not hitting the stage until almost 11 pm. When he finally did start his set, his instrument was not functioning correctly. After 15 minutes of this, I left. I appreciated being in air conditioning, but think this show would have been better in an outdoor venue where you can move around more.
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Saturday, August 4, 2012
Show time 8pm, doors 7pm
“Battle of Brass Bands Texas vs. Louisiana”
Texas Brass Band vs. Rebirth Brass Band
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Show time 5pm, doors 4pm
About the Ticket Supplier: Jazz Education, Inc.
Jazz Education Inc. (JEI) was founded by Jazz artist Bubbha Thomas, who saw a need to fill a void where music education and youth were concerned. With a grant from The National Endowment for the Arts, he started an 8-week "Summer Program for Youthful Musicians" at St. James Episcopal Church. Seventy students attended the first FREE session. Since then, JEI has grown from a part-time-one-program project to a daily operation with full and part-time employees. The roster of activities ranges from mini-performances featuring national artists to annual programs ranging from an in-school educational program serving more than 30,000 elementary school children to a five-week workshop-serving more than 200 teenagers (middle school through college age) to an International Jazz Festival.
To date, JEI has earned recognition on the local, regional, national, and international levels as one of the most stable and consistent forces in the effort to create a wider audience for Jazz. The organization has been the recipient of many honors including the American Can, Centering the Arts, the Barbara Jordan Award and a Certificate of Congressional Recognition in tribute to its many years of splendid service to the community.
Jazz Education Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization sponsoring three main programs (The Jazz & Poetry Series, Summer Jazz Workshop, The Houston International Jazz Festival) and several special projects. Jazz & Poetry is an educational/enrichment program helping elementary school children develop an early appreciation for music. The Summer Jazz Workshop produces many of America's top young music talents through a combination of master classes, lectures, small and large ensembles, video presentations, and demonstrations. The Houston International Jazz Festival; which features international, national, regional, and local Jazz musicians, enhances Houston's reputation as an arts center and attracts Jazz aficionados worldwide.