February 17, 2024

FREE, Family Friendly Concert Series – Jazzy Sundays in the Parks – Returns to Trio of Houston’s Favorite Green Spaces on March 3

HOUSTON – The immensely popular series, Jazzy Sundays in the Parks, returns beginning on March 3 at Emancipation Park. The series celebrates the vibrancy and rich tradition of jazz and the incredible Houstonians who preserve the artform. 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.
 The concerts will be held Sundays, March 3, 10, 17 and 24 at Emancipation Park; every Sunday in April at
Buffalo Bayou Park; and Sundays, May 5, 12 and 26 and June 2 at Discovery Green from 5-7 p.m. 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.
From classic jazz to zydeco, blues and more, this year’s production kicks off at Emancipation Park on March 3 with tunes from R&B vocalist and songwriter, TK Soul, before moving to Buffalo Bayou Park on April 7, where parkgoers can sway to the progressive jazz hits from Grammy-winning musical duo, Ghost-Note. The programming concludes at Discovery Green, kicking off on May 5 with the Latin jazz super group assembled by Grammy-winning Tim Ruiz. A feature performance by award-winning, MacArthur Genius Cécile McLorin Salvant will be at Discovery Green on May 26.
The official Jazzy Sundays in the Parks artist for 2024 is Houston artist Robert Hodge. KTSU is the official media sponsor. 
     The full Jazzy Sundays in the Park line-up is available below.


All concerts are from 5-7 p.m. The Local Market will open at 4 p.m.

Emancipation Park

3018 Emancipation Ave.
(713) 528-1872

  • March 3: TK Soul with DJ Mr. Rogers & the HP Neighbors
  • March 10: Keith Frank with Preston Frank
  • March 17: Kirk Whalum with Chans Thomas
  • March 24: Mathias Lattin with Leonard “Low-Down” Brown

For more information, please visit epconservancy.org

Buffalo Bayou Park (The Water Works)
105-B Sabine St. 
(713) 752-0314 ext 301

  • April 7: Ghost-Note with Monterey Jazz @ TSU All-Stars
  • April 14: Free Radicals with Hot Box
  • April 21: R&D Lab with Lolade
  • April 28: Chief Adjuah with Sal Capone

For more information, please visit https://buffalobayou.org/event/jazzy-sundays-in-buffalo-bayou-park-2/.

Discovery Green
1500 McKinney St.
(713) 400-7336

  • May 5: Tim Ruiz and Friends with Meyerland Middle School Mariachi Son De Mi Tierra
  • May 12: Doreen Ketchens with Hustlers Brass Band
  • May 26: Cécile McLorin Salvant with The Pew
  • June 2: Melvin Johnson and the Electric-Akoustics with JHU

For more information, please visit discoverygreen.com/jazzy

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