Music & Film

Keeping a Vision of Jazz With Your Eyes Closed

Local jazz drummer Sebastian "Bash" Whittaker overcomes blindness and adversity with his sensational jazz sounds.

02/12/2016 By William Geoffrey Wood

Vroom Vroom

Deco Design Goes Full Throttle at the MFAH

Jazz Age aficionados are in for a treat with a pair of ‘30s-themed events at the museum.

02/05/2016 By Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb. 5–7

La Cenerentola at Opera In The Heights, Houston Symphony plays along to Singin' In The Rain, BalletBoyz dances into town, Bookworm Festival, and Branford Marsalis jazzes it up.

02/03/2016 By Nick Esquer

Jazz

Rebirth of the Cool

Thomas Helton's Boomtown Brass Band brings back tradition with Dixieland jazz.

10/23/2015 By Nick Esquer

Music

'Tis of Thee

Da Camera opens its season with an ode to Americana music.

09/21/2015 By Katricia Lang

History

100 Years That Changed a City

A photographic inquiry into the nature of us

07/09/2015

Hop On I-10

Tips for New Orleans Jazz Fest

Two amazing music weekends, just down the road.

04/23/2015 By Bryan Washington

Year in Review

The Best of 2014 in the Arts

2014 was a year of retrenchment in the arts world.

12/22/2014 Illustrations by Dan Derozier By Michael Hardy

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

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Oct 10–12

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

10/08/2014 By Michael Hardy

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

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Aug 15–17

Where to go, who to see, and what to do.

08/13/2014 By Michael Hardy

Jazz

Does Jazz Exist in Houston?

Houston produces some of the country's greatest jazz musicians. So where's the local scene?

07/25/2014 By David Theis

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: July 18–20

Where to go, who to see, and what to do.

07/16/2014 By Michael Hardy

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: June 13–15

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

06/11/2014 By Michael Hardy

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

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 7–9

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

02/05/2014 By Michael Hardy