RESCHEDULED: Jazzy Sundays: Doreen Ketchens

May 12, 2024

5:00 pm

7:00 pm

RESCHEDULED: Due to expected rain on May 12, the Doreen Ketchens performance has been rescheduled to May 19 from 5 – 7 pm. Ms Ketchens will appear in a special Jazzy Sundays performance with grammy-award winning Tim Ruiz. Click here for more information. 


Doreen Ketchens has been called Lady Louie, Miss Satchmo & The Female Louis Armstrong, to name a few. However, on May 26, 2022, Doreen, was honored with a Doctorate degree, in music from Five Towns College, in Long Island New York. Now she is Dr. Doreen J. Ketchens! Dr. Doreen has changed the way scholars view their clarinets. She has successfully created her own style that blends her classical training with the soul of jazz.

Her intense passion gets under your skin and brings you to a new place. Be it, Gospel, Blues, R&B, Classical or Jazz. Dr. Doreen Ketchens can rock her clarinet on many levels, then sing like a songbird on a sunny day. Dr. Doreen has been called many names because, she plays like Charlie “Bird” Parker, sings like Mahalia Jackson, and has the chops and personality of Louis Armstrong. Dr. Doreen Ketchens, can be found in numerous radio and television shows, including Treme, on HBO, Drunk History, music videos and movies, including Out of Blue, Come On, Come On, Tyler Perry’s Temptation, and recently on Jimmy Kimmel Live and CBS Sunday Morning.

Opener: Hustlers Brass Band

Based in Houston, Tx, the Hustlers Brass Band is the ultimate New Orleans party band. Since 2005 they’ve been kickin’ it hard with a flavor straight from the streets of New Orleans, paying their respects to the unique musical traditions of New Orleans. But the group’s relative youth means their music yields an eclectic set of musical genres incorporating a special blend of R & B, Funk, Gospel Traditional Jazz, Zydeco, Latin and Be-Bop. They will take you on a historical journey through the Crescent City brass band tradition.


All concerts are free and family friendly. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Food and drink will be available for purchase. A pop-up market will be on site at each park with locally crafted items, food and wearables.

Jazzy Sundays, made possible by a grant from Kinder Foundation, is organized by Discovery Green Conservancy in collaboration with Emancipation Park Conservancy and Buffalo Bayou Partnership.

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