Archive for September, 2012

woody Witt

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Title: woody Witt
Location: Cezannes
Description: Saturday, 10/6 at Cezanne (9 – 12): Larry Ham, Aric Nitzberg, Tim Solook and Woody Witt. $10

Start Time: 2100
Date: 2012-10-06
End Time: 2350

Woody Witt, Larry Ham

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Title: Woody Witt, Larry Ham
Location: Christ Evangelical Presbyterian Church
Description: Friday, 10/5 at Christ Evangelical Presbyterian Church (I-10 and Wirt Rd,, 7:30 pm: I\’ll play with NYC-based pianist, Larry Ham (, Aric Nitzberg (bass) and Tim Solook (drums). Tickets are $10. You can purchase them in advance online ( or at the door. This is a BEAUTIFUL venue to listen and perform!
Start Time: 1930
Date: 2012-10-05

HCC Big Band

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Title: HCC Big Band
Location: Cadillac Bar
Description: Monday, 10/1 at the Cadillac Bar (I-10 and Shepherd), 7:30 – 9 pm: the HCC Monday Night Big Band will perform a FREE concert. I will not be playing, just \”conducting.\”
Start Time: 1930
Date: 2012-10-01
End Time: 2130

Red Nichols

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Red’s style of playing cornet was greatly influenced by Bix Beidebecke, but he was a better overall musician and an excellent sight reader. Nichols learned to play music from his father, a college music teacher. After moving east from Utah he teamed up with a Midwestern band called The Syncopating Seven. After that band broke up he moved to New York in 1923. He soon teamed up with the trombonist Miff Mole and the two would go on to make a great many records together under a variety of names such as, Red Nichols and his Five Pennies, Arkansas Travelers, The Red Heads, The Louisiana Rhythm Kings, The Charleston Chasers and Miff Mole and his Little Molers. Usually these sessions featured the same or similar personnel. Red did a series of recordings for the Brunswick Record Company under the name of Red Nichols and his Five Pennies, although the bands were often quite a bit larger. These sessions at first featured trombonist Miff Mole and Jimmy Dorsey on alto and clarinet, and later in the decade featured a who’s who of great White Jazz musicians, such as Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Jack Teagarden, Pee Wee Russell, Joe Venuti, Eddie Lang, Adrian Rollini and Gene Krupa among others. Red appeared on over 4000 records in the 1920s. Nichols survived the Depression by working in Broadway shows, even leading the pit orchestra for two of George Gershwin’s shows; “Girl Crazy” and “Strike Up the Band”. In 1934 Red fronted a band for the radio show sponsored by Kellogg’s Cereal and led many studio orchestras including one for the Bob Hope Show. In 1959 Hollywood made a highly fictionalized picture of his life called “The Five Pennies”, starring Danny Kaye as Red.

In the Pocket

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Title: In the Pocket
Location: Napa Grille
Description: In the Pocket
Featuring, Paul Peacock, Jordan Alms, Vlad Morakowski, & Carlos Puig
Napa Grille & Urban Wine Bar
4019 Southwest Fwy #101
Sugar Land, TX 77478
(281) 277-2599

Start Time: 2000
Date: 2012-10-26
End Time: 2330

Duets for Sax & Piano

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Witt LoCascio Duets for Sax and Piano

Kemah Jazz Festival

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Title: Kemah Jazz Festival
Location: Kemah Boardwalk Jazz
Start Time: 1200
Date: 2012-09-30
End Time: 2100

Horace Grigsby with Bob Henschen

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Title: Horace Grigsby with Bob Henschen
Location: What\’s Cookin\’
Description: Sunday Jazz Brunch:
Horace Grigsby with Bob Henschen, keyboard
What\’s Cookin\’ at the Bistro, Sunday, September 16 (and 30), 11 am-2 pm
926 FM 518 at Melba Lane, Kemah, 281-957-5656,

Start Time: 1100
Date: 2012-09-16
End Time: 1400

Derrick Lewis

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

I wanted to be sure you knew that our dear friend and great musical collaborator, bassist Derrick Lewis passed away last weekend after a tragic accident.

Derrick Lewis

Derrick Lewis

There will be a Memorial & Jazz Jam Session celebrating the life of Derrick Lewis, Monday, Labor Day, September 3, at 3 PM at St. Mary’s United Methodist Church, 6731 Scott Street.  For more information, call the Community Music Center of Houston at 713-523-9710.

The family invites those musicians who knew Derrick to come and play their music in honor of him and we invite those who were his friends to come and enjoy the music.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes you make a donation to the Community Music Center of Houston–

We will miss this great soul and wonderful musician.  Please keep his family in your thoughts.

Bob Henschen

Bob Henschen & Robert Ceb

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Title: Bob Henschen & Robert Ceb
Location: Eddie V\’s
Description: Eddie V\’s Prime Seafood, Wednesdays (7 -11 pm), Bob Henschen with the allos GroupRobert Ceballos Group, 12848 Queensbury in CityCentre (T&C) 832-200-2380.
Start Time: 1900
Date: 2012-09-05
End Time: 2100