Robert Glasper to Headline First Weekend of Jazzy Sundays in the Park

Emancipation Park kicks off its weekly concert series with the Grammy Award-winning musician.

By Shelby Stewart February 24, 2023

Jazzy Sundays in the Park is back next month. 

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Grammy Award winner and Houston native Robert Glasper takes the stage at Emancipation Park Sunday March 5 to kick off its Jazzy Sunday Series. Designed to bring free, family-friendly events to the Houston community, the series is the product of a three-way partnership between Discovery Green Conservancy, Buffalo Bayou Park Partnership, and Emancipation Park Conservancy.


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The concert lineup is “designed to celebrate the legacy and evolution of jazz in Houston,” according to a statement by the Emancipation Park Conservancy. While the concerts are mostly rooted in jazz, they also highlight related forms of music like gospel, blues, and zydeco. In the past years, the series has presented headliners including The Peterson Brothers and Crystal Thomas. 

“Jazzy Sundays aims to increase the awareness of the city’s contributions to the art form as well as bring Houstonians together to enjoy their cultural heritage,” the statement noted. 

Because the concert series is an equal three-way collaboration between the Houston parks, the shows will spend four weekends at each participating park, starting with the Glasper show in Emancipation Park. Then it moves to Discovery Green in April with a marquee performance by MacArthur Fellow Jason Moran on April 16. In May, the event moves to The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park with The Suffers performing on May 7. 

A list of high-profile names will be performing over the next few months, including Lenora, Diunna Greenleaf, and The Felix DeLeon Quintet. 

All shows are free to the public. Because the shows start in the evening, concert-goers are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

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