Posts Tagged ‘Jazz Performance’

In the Pocket At Mosset 15 March, 6 to 9 pm

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

In The Pocket

At the

Mosset Grill

14019 Southwest Freeway Suite 101
Sugar Land, TX 77478
6pm to 9pm

March 16th


Paul Peacock on Sax

Mike Owen on Piano and Carlos Puig on Bass

March 23rd


Vocalist Ermelinda Cuellar

Vlad Morakhovsky on Piano and Carlos Puig on Bass

March 30th


Mike Owen on Piano

Paul Peacock on Sax and Carlos Puig on Bass

Joe Lacascio

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Title: Joe Lacascio
Location: HOuston Community College
Description: Joe LoCascio invited you to his event:
Seara Trista and Urban Mosaics – Joe LoCascio, Trio Oriens, Mark Chen, Frances Fenton

Friday, September 12 at 7:30pm at Houston Community College

Start Time: 1930
Date: 2014-09-12

Silk Road at Bohemeo’s

Friday, August 29th, 2014

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.
Silk Road



Check them out this Saturday!


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

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

Wednsday Nights at Eddie V’s City Center The Robert Ceballos Group

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Wednsday Nights at Eddie V’s City Center The Robert Ceballos Group w/Bob Henschen piano, David Craig bass and the Fabulous Samantha Jenkins vox¬† on going

Erin Wright\’ Thursday Jam Session

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Title: Erin Wright\’ Thursday Jam Session
Location: Costa\’s
Description: 415 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
in Montrose
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2014-02-27
End Time: 23:00

Neural Substrates of Spontaneous Musical Performance: An fMRI Study of Jazz Improvisation

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Charles J. Limb
*, Allen R. Braun
1 Language Section, Voice, Speech and Language Branch, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America, 2 Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Peabody Conservatory of Music, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
To investigate the neural substrates that underlie spontaneous musical performance, we examined improvisation in professional jazz pianists using functional MRI. By employing two paradigms that differed widely in musical complexity, we found that improvisation (compared to production of over-learned musical sequences) was consistently characterized by a dissociated pattern of activity in the prefrontal cortex: extensive deactivation of dorsolateral prefrontal and lateral orbital regions with focal activation of the medial prefrontal (frontal polar) cortex. Such a pattern may reflect a combination of psychological processes required for spontaneous improvisation, in which internally motivated, stimulus-independent behaviors unfold in the absence of central processes that typically mediate self-monitoring and conscious volitional control of ongoing performance. Changes in prefrontal activity during improvisation were accompanied by widespread activation of neocortical sensorimotor areas (that mediate the organization and execution of musical performance) as well as deactivation of limbic structures (that regulate motivation and emotional tone). This distributed neural pattern may provide a cognitive context that enables the emergence of spontaneous creative activity.
Citation: Limb CJ, Braun AR (2008) Neural Substrates of Spontaneous Musical Performance: An fMRI Study of Jazz Improvisation. PLoS ONE 3(2): e1679. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0001679

Link to Full Article: jazz improvisation and cerebral function

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

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…

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