DACAMERA returns to the concert hall with HOUSTON SUMMERJAZZ 2021
We are committed to providing a safe environment for our audiences and artists at Houston SummerJAZZ. In accordance with recently updated CDC recommendations for indoor gatherings, masks will be required for all audience members. DACAMERA will provide masks on request. Performances in the spacious Brown Theater, with controlled audience capacity. Limited, socially-distanced, staggered seating. No-intermission, 70-minute performances with Wortham Center’s state-of-the-art air circulation system. Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting measures in place.
Read Rick Mitchell’s program notes from Marquis’s 2017 DACAMERA debut, focusing on his Chicago roots.
Since his first DACAMERA appearance, Chicago native trumpeter Marquis Hill has become a breakout star. His recording Love Tape was named a Best of 2019 in The New York Times. Hill returns with an exceptionally strong lineup featuring fellow Chicagoan, vibraphonist Joel Ross; bass player Or Bareket, and two Houston natives, saxophonist Walter Smith III and drummer Kendrick Scott.
“Together with Marquis Hill and his trumpet, New Jazz rises on the throne of modern mainstream.” — Modern Jazz
“His performances and recordings reveal a smart post-bop player who circumvents genre clichés by incorporating elements of hip-hop and contemporary R. & B.” – The New Yorker
The Lancaster — a historic luxury hotel in the Theater District — is the official hotel of DACAMERA Houston SUMMERJAZZ.
DACAMERA’s Houston SUMMERJAZZ is made possible in part by Texas Commission on the Arts Cultural District Program the Texas Commission on the Arts Cultural District Program and a City of Houston Initiative Grant.