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Revention Music Center
Formerly Bayou Music Center 520 Texas Avenue Houston, TX 77002
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2 events
2 reviews
4 stars
The weather was wet and rainy . I wore Jeans and a sleeveless tee with tennis shoes .
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3 events
2 reviews
1 stars
Park in garage. It's a short walk to Music Center
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22nd Annual Houston International Jazz Festival
13 ratings
4.0 average rating
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8 events
5 reviews
4 stars
attended Aug 04 2012

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...continued

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9 events
4 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 05 2012

Attended Sunday performances. It was fantastic! Especially enjoyed the performers from the Summer Jazz Workshop. Can't wait until next year's festival. Hope it's indoors again.

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12 events
4 reviews
2 stars
attended Aug 04 2012

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...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

See what Goldstar members who attended last year’s Festival had to say.


Saturday, August 4, 2012

Show time 8pm, doors 7pm

Roy Ayers

“Battle of Brass Bands Texas vs. Louisiana”

Texas Brass Band vs. Rebirth Brass Band

*Sunday, August 5, 2012 *

Show time 5pm, doors 4pm

Rachelle Ferrell


SJW All-Stars

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.