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Jazz Trumpet is Little Business

As I was getting my day started this morning, I remembered something Tim Hagans told us in his clinic/master class at HSPVA years ago. He was talking about his first CD project for Blue Note when he said: The music … Continue reading

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HSPVA’s Annual Fall Jazz Concert

You are invited to attend the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts 36th Annual Fall Jazz Concert Featuring the HSPVA Big Bands and Combos with special guest: Joe LoCascio (Pianist) Pie and coffee served during intermission! Friday, November … Continue reading

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Robert Glasper and HSPVA at Discovery Green

Annual Fall Tribute Concert I’ve been asked to help out in the trumpet section at the HSPVA Jazz Ensemble’s performance at Discovery Green tomorrow (Friday 10/26). I’ve been helping the trumpet section this way, when needed, for over twenty years … Continue reading

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Every ‘mistake’ is an opportunity in jazz. Stefon Harris

Here’s a video George Chase shared on Facebook that I wanted to share with my readers. Stefon Harris says something that I’ve been telling my improv students for decades but takes it to the next level. I have always said … Continue reading

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Life Builders: Bob Morgan

Dr. Robert Morgan: Jazz Educator Extraordinaire The next person I want to write about in my Life Builders series is a man everyone I know calls “Doc.” Bob Morgan was my boss at HSPVA when I was teaching there in … Continue reading

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Da Camera JAM at Discovery Green

This just came in from Bob Morgan: ‘lo all: I am very pleased that Houston’s Da Camera Society and Discovery Green again asked me to “curate” and emcee a twilight jazz series to be held at Discovery Green every Thursday … Continue reading

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HSPVA Fall Jazz Concert Featuring Helen Sung

High School for the Performing and Visual Arts proudly presents 2011 FALL JAZZ Concert With special guest: pianist Helen Sung! at HSPVA Denney Theatre, 4001 Stanford St. www.hspva.org Friday, November 4, 7:30p.m. 713-942-1967 Tickets available at HSPVA box office $7 … Continue reading

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