The Houston Jazz Festival

Saturday September 17, 2022

THE MILLER OUTDOOR THEATER

The Houston Jazz Festival presents

Hard Bop Jazz Giants & more

THE COOKERS

NELLIE MCKAY

We are happy to announce the 2022 Houston Jazz Festival at Miller Outdoor Theater September 17, 2022 at 8pm.

The Houston Jazz Collective and The Miller Theater Advisory Board in conjunction with the Jack Whitten Estate and Hauser and Wirth are proud to present supergroup The Cookers (George Cables, Billy Harper, Cecil Mcbee, Donald Harrison, Eddie Henderson, David Weiss, Billy Hart) and acclaimed songstress Nellie McKay as headliners of the 2022 Houston Jazz Festival.

This major music event will be streamed on several platforms, including YouTube and Facebook Live.

FREE and Open to the public

Sunday September 18, 2022

VENUE: AXELRAD

FRANK LACY
BAYOU CITY FUNK

Day 2 September 18, 2022 starting at 3pm and ending at 10 pm

The Houston Jazz Collective presents Frank Lacy’s newest project Tromboniverse.  other bands this evening TSU Jazz Ensemble | Bayou City Funk and more.

FREE and Open to the public

Saturday September 24, 2022

VENUE: 713 MUSIC HALL

MONO NEON

JAMES FRANCIES (w/CHRIS POTTER & JEFF TAIN WATTS)

ANDY TIMMONS (w/BOBBY SPARKS)

WEEKEND 2 Day 1 September 25, 2022 at 713 MUSIC HALL AT  THE POST DOORS 6 PM | SHOW 7PM 

ANDY TIMMONS (w/BOBBY SPARKS) | JAMES FRANCIES QUARTET (W/CHRIS POTTER & JEFF TAIN WATTS)

TICKETS GA $35

Sunday September 25, 2022

VENUE: THE RUSTIC DOWNTOWN

ERIC GALES

DIUNNA GREENLEAF

WEEKEND 2 Day 2 September 25, 2022 at RUSTIC DOWNTOWN DOORS 5 PM | SHOW 6PM Opening acts: MATHIAS LATTIN | THE MIGHTY ORQ TICKET LINK BLUESJAZZFEST_ERIC_GALES GA $35

Saturday, Sept 17, 2022

Performance Schedule at Miller

8:00 pm |  Nellie McKay

9:15 pm | The Cookers- George Cables, Billy Harper, Cecil Mcee, Donald Harrison, Eddie Henderson, David Weiss, & Billy Hart

Sunday, Sept 18, 2022

Performance Schedule at AXELRAD
(outdoor stage)

3:00 pm Summer Jazz Workshop Band

4:30 pm TSU Jazz Ensemble

6 pm Bayou City Funk

7:15 TBD

8:30 Frank Lacy Tromboniverse Project

Saturday, Sept 24, 2022

Performance Schedule at 713 MUSIC HALL (indoors)

Doors at 6 pm | Show 7 pm Lineup order TBD

Andy Timmons (w/ Bobby Sparks) | James Francies (w/ Chris Potter Jeff Tain Watts)

Mono Neon

Sunday, Sept 25, 2022

Performance Schedule at RUSTIC downtown location
(covered outdoor stage)

Doors at 7 pm | Show 6 pm (show ends at 10:45 pm)  

Mathias Latin Band

The Mighty Orq

Diunna Greenleaf

Eric Gales

Presenting

Performances by The Cookers & Nellie McKay

The Houston Jazz collective is proud to present (George Cables, Billy Harper, Cecil McBee, Donald Harrison, Eddie
Henderson, David Weiss, Billy Hart) and songtress Nellie McKay at the 2022 Houston Jazz Festival! Featuring the artwork of Jack Whitten.

ABOUT THE JACK WHITTEN ESTATE

The Whitten Estate graciously handpicked the images we will use as the set design. These images will inform and inspire the performances at the festival. They include paintings in tribute to Charlie Parker, Coltrane, Duke, Miles, Bags, Lena Horne, John Lennon and Houston’s own Barbara Jordan. The Birth of Jazz, The Music Lesson and Cosmic Rhythms round out the selection. Whitten (1939–2018) is best known for his rigorous experimentation with the materiality of painting.  

The Cookers

The Cookers Hardbop supergroup George Cables, Billy Harper, Cecil McBee, Donald Harrison, Eddie Henderson, David Weiss, Billy Hart will perform at the 2020 Houston Jazz Festival

This exciting all-star septet summons up an aggressive mid ‘60s spirit with a potent collection of expansive post-bop originals marked by all the requisite killer instincts and pyrotechnic playing expected of some of the heaviest hitters on the scene today.Each member of the Cookers has spent time leading his own series of groups as well, and each has a keenly individual sound. But it’s the unmistakable power of teamwork that makes this music so commanding and resonates with a kind of depth and beauty that speaks of the seasoned track record of its principals (combined, the group has over 250 years of experience in the jazz world and has been a part of over 1,000 recordings). You can feel the collective weight of that experience in their CDs and especially in their live performances. 

Nellie McKay

Jazz singer-songwriter Nellie McKay at the Houston Jazz Festival at Miller Outdoor Theater

She has won a Theatre World Award for her portrayal of Polly Peachum on Broadway in The Threepenny Opera, performed onscreen in the films PS I Love You and Downtown Express, and her music was used in Rumor Has It, Monster-in-LawPS I Love YouGasland, Last Holiday and Private Life. 

About Miller Outdoor Theater

The Miller Theater has added live streaming to all concerts and performances Tune in via Miller Outdoor Theater’s Facebook page or YouTube channel.

Miller Outdoor Theater offers the most diverse season of professional entertainment of any Houston performance venue, and it’s all FREE! Classical music, jazz, world music and dance, ballet, Shakespeare, musical theatre, classic films, and much, much more are included in this year’s outstanding line-up. Relax in the covered seating area or enjoy a pre-performance picnic on the hillside. All performances at Miller are family-friendly!

TRUSTED HANDS BEHIND US

Our great sponsors

“Sponsored in part by the City of Houston through the Miller Theatre Advisory Board”

If events like this inspire you, Please take a brief moment to contribute to the Houston Jazz Collective

The Mission

In the Spirit of Jazz, our mission is to entertain, enrich and expand the community for Jazz through Performance, Education and Advocacy.

Houston Jazz Collective Organization &
Houston Jazz Collective Performance Group

The Houston Jazz Collective is an non-profit organization that is a producer of events including the Houston Jazz Festival, other local jazz events and believe strongly in our educational outreach program. It is also the name of the performing entity, a “jazz band” or stated another way, “a collective”. The collective is comprised of well known, as well as local musicians or any musicians that believe in our greater vision.

Want to join us in making a difference? Our current focus is delivering a great Houston Jazz Festival this Fall 2019 at The Miller Outdoor Theater.  Any donation will help make an impact!

Jazz Musicology:
The Educational Outreach Program

The organization’s mission also encompasses an education program called Jazz Musicology. It has several branch programs, one of which is “The Houston Center for After School Jazz Programs”. In this video you will see Bob Dorough, Andre Hayward & Shelley Carrol mentoring & entertaining the youth at the Boys and Girl Harbor, a charitable facility for abused, abandoned, neglected children ages (5-18) during an afternoon day program. 

Past Events

The Contemporary Arts Museum

August 4th 2022 6:30-7:30 at the Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston “Jazz performance inspired by Ghana artist Amoako Boafo feat Andre Hayward ”.

 

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