Da Camera JAM at Discovery Green: Moran-Walker-Coleman Trio

Da Camera’s annual series of free concerts celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month at Discovery Green continues.

6:30 pm: HSPVA Jazz Ensemble
7:30: Jason Moran-Chris Walker-Denardo Coleman Trio

As part of the Jason Moran Homecoming Residency, Houston native pianist Jason Moran joins bass player Chris Walker (Ornette Coleman, Al Jarreau) and drummer Denardo Coleman, the son of the legendary Ornette Coleman, in this adventurous trio.

“A startlingly gifted pianist with a relentless thirst for experimentation.” — The Los Angeles Times on Jason Moran

Bass player and vocalist Chris Walker is a graduate of HSPVA. He began his career with the family gospel group The Walker Brothers, and went on to tour with Ornette Coleman and Regina Belle, to be Al Jarreau’s music director, and to make his own acclaimed recordings.

Denardo Coleman is an outstanding drummer who debuted on record with his father at the age of 10. He appears on the recordings The Empty Foxhole, Ornette at 12 and Crisis. He went on to perform as a member of Ornette Coleman’s Prime Time, and to play with Geri Allen, Pat Metheny and James Blood Ulmer.

Blankets, lawn chairs and picnics are welcome; food, beer and wine are available at the Lake House. No glass containers or outside alcoholic beverages, please.

Made possible by funding from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance. Media Sponsor: KTSU 90.9 FM