Rap

Reality Don't Get Old: The Geto Boys on Musical Longevity

The pioneering Houston rappers embark on a new tour, coming to House of Blues this month.

05/31/2015 By Justin Mitchell

Local Artists

Talking Jazz with Rick Mitchell

A jazz player, journalist, and Houstonian all in one package

05/26/2015 By Justin Mitchell

Readings & Lectures

Kazuo Ishiguro Comes to Houston

The Japanese-born British writer will read from his first novel in a decade.

03/09/2015 By Justin Mitchell

best of 2014

The Top 10 Jazz Albums of 2014

It was a great year for the obscure, the underrated, and the up-and-coming.

12/05/2014 By Justin Mitchell

concert

Jazz Great Matthew Shipp Reunites with Core Trio This Weekend

In an exclusive interview, the "mystic musician" discusses his artistic evolution, his musical tastes, and his spirituality.

11/21/2014 By Justin Mitchell

jazz

Review: Jason Moran's New Album Shows the Future of Jazz

The Houston-born pianist/composer crosses genres on new record born from his public dance parties.

10/20/2014 By Justin Mitchell

Jazz

Chick Corea Goes It Alone

Having played with the likes of Stan Getz and Dizzie Gillespie, the legendary jazz pianist will perform solo at the Wortham Center.

09/30/2014 By Justin Mitchell

remembrance

RIP Joe Sample: A Career-Spanning Playlist

The great Houston jazz pianist was at home in numerous genres and styles, as these eight tracks demonstrate.

09/22/2014 By Justin Mitchell

Jazz

Houston To The Core

With a performance at Cactus Music on Sunday, Houston-based ensemble The Core Trio plants a flag for experimental jazz.

08/15/2014 By Justin Mitchell

Jazz on Film

At MFAH, a Film Festival Shows Jazz and Movies Go Hand in Hand

MFAH’s Jazz in Film series enters its second year with 16 films spanning three weekends.

06/02/2014 By Justin Mitchell

Jazz

Jazz Legend Wayne Shorter: "Jazz to Me Means, 'I Dare You'"

The 80-year-old saxophonist, who played with Miles Davis and Art Blakey and was a co-founder of Weather Report, brings his quartet to Houston tonight.

04/04/2014 By Justin Mitchell

Jazz

A Pianist at the Intersection of Jazz and Classical

HSPVA graduate Helen Sung returns to her native city with her jazz quintet for a two-night showcase at Cezanne's.

01/31/2014 By Justin Mitchell

List

12 Best Jazz Albums of 2013

From Marc Carey to Jonathan Batiste, Terri Lynne Carrington to Carla Bley, our guest jazz critic picks the top recordings of the past year.

01/02/2014 By Justin Mitchell

H-Town How To

Interview Intervention

Leave an impression with these easy-to-wear, memorable looks.

09/09/2013 By Sarah Gabbart

On the Town

Jazz for the Masses

For almost a quarter century, the Houston International Jazz Festival has been bringing the world’s greatest musicians to the Bayou City.

08/01/2013 By Justin Mitchell

Ice House

A Chance of Change

Braving the weather with an expert guide

08/01/2013 By Catherine Matusow

Taco Trail

In Search of Houston's Best Tacos at Sunny Flea Market

Houston's best tacos just might be at its largest flea market.

07/08/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Community BBQs

New Pit at Old Millheim

The Annual Father's Day BBQ at Millheim German Dance Hall

06/17/2013 By Robb Walsh

Prix-Fixe Lunch

The Art of Presentation

Prix-Fixe Lunch

05/23/2013 By Robb Walsh

Review

Whose World Is This?

Artist Jade Cooper explores black femininity in her exhibition at the Houston Museum of African American Culture

05/20/2013 By Justin Mitchell