Jazzy Sundays in the Parks

Free live music series made possible by a grant from the Kinder Foundation.
September at Emancipation Park | October at Discovery Green | November at Buffalo Bayou Park

October at Discovery Green celebrating jazz in partnership with DACAMERA

4:00 PM: Sam Dinkins Sextet — Originally from Brooklyn, New York, drummer Sam Dinkins is an accomplished performer and producer who has worked with the NYC Metropolitan Orchestra, Howard University Bands and Ensembles, Houston Symphony, Scott Joplin Chamber Orchestra, the Gospel Music Workshop of America, Gene “the Duke of Earl” Chandler, the late Rev. James Cleveland, “the Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin, the late Lionel Hampton, Stephanie Mills, Melba Moore, Joe Sample, Bobbi Humphrey, Hubert Laws, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, and numerous jazz, rhythm and blues, and gospel groups in Canada, the Caribbean and the United States.

5:00 PM: Vanguard Collective — Lead by saxophonist Eddie Matthews, Houston-based Vanguard Collective fuses jazz and R&B into a truly unique sound.