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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.
Start Time: 2100
Date: 2014-08-16
End Time: 2359

CD Release Phil & Derek\’s Monday Night Band

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Title: CD Release Phil & Derek\’s Monday Night Band
Location: Phil & Derek\’s
Description: CD Release from the House Band at Phil & Dereks. Should be great sounds.
Start Time: 21:00
Date: 2014-02-24

Monday Night Jam

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Title: Monday Night Jam
Location: Phil & Derek\’s
Description: Phil & Derek\’s Jazz Cafe – 2811 Bammel Ln. Houston, Tx. 77098 ( 4 blocks West of Kirby off Westheimer ) in River Oaks
Start Time: 2100
Date: 2014-02-18

2014 Trinity Jazz Festival, Houston

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

I would like to personally  invite you to attend the Trinity Jazz Festival this Friday and Saturday in midtown at Trinity Church, 1015 Holman at Main.  The festival features world class jazz in a beautiful, serene setting.  There will also be free master classes on Friday and Saturday.

Friday’s headliner is Houston native and HSPVA graduate, Saxophonist  Everette Harp, Everette has recorded on Blue Note and Capitol records and has played and toured with the likes of George Duke;  Anita Baker; David Sanborn; Marcus Miller; and Diane Reeves.

Saturday night’s headliner is Guitarist  Eric Essix from Birmingham.  If you listen to Watercolors on Sirius XM or Donna Franklin on KTSU, you have probably heard his latest single ‘ Foot Soldiers’ from his 20th CD ‘Evolutions’.

Invite your friends and enjoy the weekend at Trinity. Thank you in advance for your support. I look forward to seeing you this weekend!
Friday, January 24
7:00    Wine and cheese reception with live music by the COTS Jazz Crew
8:00  Jazz Pianist Pamela York & Trio
9:30   Jazz Saxophonist Everette Harp ( with Darrell Lavigne, Skip Nalia, Chris Walker, Mark Simmons and Dwight Sills)

Saturday, January 25
7:00 Wine and cheese reception with live music by the COTS Jazz Crew
8:00  Guitar and Vocal Duo, Mood Indigo
9:30  Eric Essix

Eric Essix

Everette Harp

More info and to purchase tickets

Master Class Schedule

Everette Harp
2:00- 3:30

Pamela York
Jazz Piano
4:00 5:30

Eric Essix
The Business of Being an Artist

Mood Indigo
Guitar and Voice: ‘The Art of the Duo’
2:30- 4:00

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

Houston Looses a Great Piano Bar Performer

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Carlos & Russ,  2002Sunday, April 11, Houston lost one of her great entertainers, Russ White.  Called Mr. Piano Bar by many, Russ played piano solo and open mic gigs around Houston for over 50 years.  A product of the U of H music program, Russ performed with greats like the Chad Mitchel Trio, Kenny Rogers, Bobby Doyle, Tony Campise and the Bice Squad.  A unique combination of class clown and accomplished musician, Russ could plan any song in any key, often augmenting the lyrics to be unexpectedly funny.  Over the years he attracted hundreds of musicians and singers who would come out to sit in with him as he entertained people around the baby grand.  He was truly amazing, in the 15 years that I worked with him,  I can count on one hand the number of times Russ could not play the tune, in the special key requested by the open mike guest.  Many of us the patiently schooled into performers with respectable books both instrumentally and vocally.  If you were serious about learning he was serious about teaching year, and giving you every chance to excel.

Everyone Please Come to the

Remembering Russ Jam Session,

Thursday 15 April at 7:30 PM

Zin Restaurant

1100 Wilcrest,  Houston

(713) 977-4536

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