New date! Jazzy Sundays: Tim Ruiz and Doreen Ketchens

May 19, 2024

5:00 pm

7:00 pm

Discovery Green Conservancy is happy to announce that Tim Ruiz and Doreen Ketchens will be playing a special Jazzy Sundays reschedule date on Sunday, May 19 from 5 – 7 pm.

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.


TIM RUIZ is an accomplished bassist who gained acclaim during his extensive tenure with Latin group, La Mafia. During his decades with the band, he earned 4 Grammy Awards and 8 nominations, solidifying his place among the most talented and respected musicians in the industry.

As a board member of the Houston Jazz Collective, Tim curates events and co-produces the Houston Jazz Festival. Collaborating with an eclectic mix of exceptional musicians and artists, including Kermit Ruffins, DJ Sun, Eric Harland, and Nelly McKay, as well as those who’ve played with icons like Stevie Wonder and Santana, Tim highlights his versatility and innovative spirit in his latest Latin-inspired genre-bending project, ‘Mestizo Soundsystem.’”


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: Meyerland Middle School Mariachi Son De Mi Tierra AND Hustlers Brass Band


Discovery Green donors are invited to “grab a chair” during Jazzy Sunday concerts. Just show up for the show and we’ll do the rest! Become a donor now for more information. Your donations make Discovery Green an iconic place for health, happiness and culture in the heart of downtown Houston.


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The Anheuser-Busch Stage is a state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue, with audio and lighting systems designed to enhance the unique diversity of Houston’s performing and visual arts, as well as all musical genres. The backdrop of the stage is a magnificent view of Houston’s downtown skyline. The stage faces the Fondren Performance Space, with convenient access from Avenida de las Americas and the George R. Brown Convention Center. The stage can accommodate an oversized movie screen, with projection capabilities for outdoor movies, audio/visual slideshows and presentations, and live feeds.

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