Jazzy Sundays in the Parks
Free concerts to celebrate Houston jazz
Three Houston parks are teaming 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.
The free, family-friendly concerts will be held every Sunday in March at Emancipation Park, 3018 Emancipation Ave; Sunday, April 9, 16, 23 and 30 at Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney; every Sunday in May at The Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park, 105 Sabine Street. All concerts will be held from 5 – 7 p.m.
Local and regional musicians representing the best in jazz and its related forms such as gospel, blues zydeco and more will perform. The full lineup of musicians for each park will be announced Jan 31, 2023.
In recent decades Houston has produced some of the biggest stars in contemporary jazz including Jason Moran, Robert Glasper, Eric Harland and Helen Sung. This concert series aims to increase awareness to the city’s contributions to the art form as well as bring Houstonians together to enjoy this cultural heritage.
Jazzy Sundays in the Park Line-Up Below:
All concerts are 5 – 7 p.m.
Concert dates marked with an * will include a live poem performed by Houston’s Poet Laureate, Outspoken Bean.
Emancipation Park, 3018 Emancipation Avenue
- March 5, 2023*: Robert Glasper; Hutson Percussion & Friends (with performance by Outspoken Bean)
- March 12, 2023: Matthew Hartnett & The Gumbo All-Stars; Frank Nooney & The Zydeco Floaters
- March 19, 2023: Stretch; Vanguard Collective
- March 26, 2023: Lenora; Jeremy Joseph
For more information visit epconservancy.org
Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney Street
- April 9, 2023: The Felix DeLeon Quintet; The Trade
- April 16, 2023*: Jason Moran; The Stuart Adams Collective (with performance by Outspoken Bean)
- April 23, 2023: Diunna Greenleaf; Britney Bloom & Strangers on Earth
- April 30, 2023: Marlon Simon & The Nagual Spirits; Adriano Santos Brazilian Jazz Quartet
The Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park, 105 Sabine Street
- May 7, 2023*: The Suffers; Marium Echo (with performance by Outspoken Bean)
The Suffers and Marium Echo are rescheduled for June 4.
- May 14, 2023: James Francies; Cliff Gordon
The Suffers, James Francies and Marium Echo are rescheduled for June 4.
- May 21, 2023: The Gabriel Santiago Project; Matt Serice with Along those Lines
- May 28, 2023: David Michael Wyatt; Micah Edwards
Due to rain on May 7 and May 14, The Suffers, James Francies and Marium Echo will play a concert together on June 4 from 5 – 8:30 pm at The Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park.
For more information visit buffalobayou.org