Diunna Greenleaf – Jazzy Sundays at Discovery Green
April 23, 2023
Diunna Greenleaf, the leader of Blue Mercy, is a native Texan (Houston) who has a background steeped in gospel music. Influenced by the likes of Koko Taylor, Aretha Franklin, Rosetta Thorpe, Sam Cooke, Charles Brown and her own parents Ben & Mary Ella Greenleaf (Gospel). She has developed “Diunna’s style of Blues” in the same tradition as so many other great Texas blues men and women. She combines intricate patches of jazz, gospel and heartfelt soul to create a kind blues that takes one on an emotional roller coaster ride.
Opener: Britney Bloom and Strangers on Earth
Britney Bloom is an accomplished musician and vocalist. She’s worked with artist and Jazz greats such as Joe Sample, Cory Henry, Robert “Sput” Seawright and Delfeayo Marsalis. Her background in music ranges from gospel, to jazz, funk and even classical. She is currently in the studio working on her first full length instrumental and vocal album that is set to release in Oct. 2023. More at BritneyBloom.com
About Jazzy Sundays in the Parks: Three Houston parks team up to celebrate the Houston musicians who keep the tradition of jazz alive and bopping. The concert series is made possible by a grant from the Kinder Foundation. For more information visit discoverygreen.com/jazzy.