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: The Kendall Moore Quintet — The Kendall Moore Quintet is an ensemble comprised of some of the best emerging and seasoned improvising musicians in the Houston and New Orleans Metropolitan regions. Trombonist, composer, and arranger Kendall Moore is joined by tenor saxophonist Zahria Sims, guitarist Greg Petito, bassist Tim Ruiz, and drummer Gavin Moolchan in their debut performance. This group will be featuring original compositions and fresh perspectives on arrangements of great modern jazz standards and music from the American Songbook.

5:00 PM: The Jalen Baker Trio, DACAMERA Young Artist Jazz Ensemble-in-Residence — Featuring Jalen Baker, vibraphone; with Nils Aardahl on bass and Gavin Moolchan on drums. The members of the trio are the first emerging Houston-based jazz musicians to join DACAMERA’s Young Artist Program, which seeks to encourage musicians to develop the skills necessary to become passionate, forward-thinking and community-focused “citizen artists.” Jalen Baker is a graduate of Kinder HSPVA. He studied at Columbia College Chicago and Florida State University before returning to Houston to compose and perform his unique blend of original modern jazz compositions and standards. Nils Aardahl is a student at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, and is an active member of the Houston jazz community. Houston native Gavin Moolchan is an active drummer and artistic collaborator around the region.