Archive for the ‘New #’s & Reviews’ Category

Cindy Sneed\’s Silk Road

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Title: Cindy Sneed\’s Silk Road
Location: Bohemeo\’s
Description: Hi, Folks,

Pianist Cindy Sneed has a wonderful new jazz quartet, Silk Road, which will be appearing at Bohemeo\’s this Saturday, August 30, 8-11 pm ($5 cover.) The band features one of my favorite musicians, guitarist Clayton Dyess, who toured the US and Europe with legendary Houston saxophonist Arnett Cobb, and who I recorded with a few years back on jazz vocalist Horace Grigsby\’s CD, \”At Last.\” Silk Road also includes bassist Mike Gorman and drummer Bob Antonoff.

Check them out this Saturday!


Bohemeo\’s, 708 Telephone Rd. at Lockwood, 713-923-4277, directions at

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Date: 2014-08-30
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Erin Wright\’s Jazz Jam

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Title: Erin Wright\’s Jazz Jam
Location: Costa\’s
Description: Every Thursday Night at
415 Westheimer Rd
Start Time: 2000
Date: 2014-09-04
End Time: 2300

Witt, Wheeler and LaCascio Nominated Best Jazz by Houston Press

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

It is an honor to have been nominated (my first time since living in Houston) for the Best Jazz Category (Witt, Wheeler, LoCascio group) in the Houston Press Music Awards!  If you have not already voted, please take a moment to do so.  Voting ends July 31 (today) at midnight.  Here’s the link -


LaCascio Releases \”Absinth\” AAlbum

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Title: LaCascio Releases \”Absinth\” AAlbum
Location: Cezannes
Description: This Saturday, August 2, at Cezanne (4100 Montrose, above the Black Lab), 9 pm – 12 am, $10, Joe LoCascio and I celebrate the release of \”Absinthe, the Music of Billy Strayhorn.\” We will be joined by guitarist Mike Wheeler. Hope you can make it.
Start Time: 21:00
Date: 2014-08-02Absinthe Cover

Kenny Easton Album Release

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Title: Kenny Easton Album Release
Location: Cezannes
Description: Kenny Easton is releaseing his new album, Fountianhead, at Cezanne’s 16 August.
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Date: 2014-08-16
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LACascio & Witt’s New Album Absinthe

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

Absinthe CoverWoody Witt and Joe LoCascio have a new CD on Blue Bamboo Music.  Absinthe… the music of Billy Strayhorn.  Please contact Woody directly – He will ship a copy to you ($12, includes shipping), pick one up at one of their performances for $10, or you can purchase it online -  You can also sample the CD by following the link.  Look for promotional videos supporting this release on YouTube very soon.


Kenny Easton Looking to Fund His New Album

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Just wanted to let you know about the recording that is in progress right now which features our friends (Art, Corey, Carlo, Anibal,Daelton, and me) and essentially “pre sell” it through kickstarter to musician friends who are interested in supporting. (I realize crowdfunding isn’t everyones cup of tea) 10$ or more buys a download and 3 of 7-8 tracks are finished. (I will be featuring Woody and Raquel on the others) for more info. the link to my vid. on kickstarter is…

Thanks, hope we play together again soon and thanks for all the support you’ve given already ! Ken

“The Fountainhead” Jazz Album Project

I am trying to raise funds for musicians and studio costs to bring to completion an album of my orig…

Erin Wright\’ Thursday Jam Session

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Title: Erin Wright\’ Thursday Jam Session
Location: Costa\’s
Link out: Click here
Description: Next week\’s house band will include, the lovely Ariel Jones on drums, and Ken Ward on keys…. plus Erin Wright on bass & Alisha on sax!
Do ya love jazz? WE DO! and can\’t think of a better way to spend Valentines eve…..
Houston\’s Thursday Jam Session at Costa\’s, 415 Westheimer Rd
Ste 101
Houston, TX 77006
(832) 831-1565

Start Time: 20:00
Date: 2014-02-14
End Time: 23:00

“Cravo e Canela”

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Hi, Folks,

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Okay, this is the day I’ve been looking forward to all summer, the CD Release Party for my new trio CD “Cravo e Canela” this Friday, October 11, 9 PM – 12 AM, at Cezanne’s. I recorded it in July with bassist Aric Nitzberg and drummer Tim Solook and it came out really well (including delightful cover artwork by my talented sister, noted Gulf Coast artist, Nancy Newton.)

Hope you can join us for the release at Cezanne’s. If not, you can now order a copy from me. (See below.)

We’ll also be on the Front Row radio show live from 12:30-1 pm, Friday on KUHF Classical, 91.7 FM. It will also be archived.

Such an exciting week!

Stages Open Mic

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Title: Stages Open Mic
Location: Stages
Description: The Stage will be hosting The Stage Jazz open stage Jam Session every Wednesday from 9:30 to midnight, featuring trumpet player Kenneth Easton and his friends! This jam session is open to whoever loves jazz. No need to register — just show up with your instrument! All instruments are welcome! This is our website 9889 Bellaire Blvd, Suite D229, Houston, TX 77036 Phone : (281)-846-1389
Start Time: 21:30
Date: 2013-10-10
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