Houston SUMMERJAZZ August 17-20

Free Houston SUMMERJAZZ Kickoff with Jalen Baker

Event details

  • Thursday, August 17 | 6:30 pm. Doors open at 6 PM. No tickets required for the free performance; tickets for mainstage SUMMERJAZZ concerts available at the box office.
  • Grand Foyer, Wortham Theater Center
  • 501 Texas Avenue • Houston, Texas 77002

Celebrate the kickoff of Houston SUMMERJAZZ 2023 with a free performance by vibraphonist Jalen Baker and his quartet, performing music from his new album Be Still and the recently released Houston Real Book. Free and open to the public. Refreshments available for purchase.

Jalen Baker, vibraphone; David Caceres, saxophone; Gabriel Godoy, bass; Gavin Moolchan, drums

Vibraphonist Jalen Baker has led the DACAMERA Jazz Ensemble in Residence for two years. He recently released his second album Be Still.  Jalen attended Kinder HSPVA and Columbia College Chicago. He was named a Chicago Next Gen All-star by the Chicago Jazz Institute. He has performed with the Ulysses Owens Jr., Jeremy Pelt, Leon Anderson, and Amina Scott as well as leading his own band in venues in and around Georgia, Florida, Texas and Chicago. As a band leader Jalen has been awarded the prestigious South Arts Jazz Roads Touring Grant. In 2021 Jalen released his debut Album “This is Me, This is Us” on Outside In Music which has garnered recognition by Textura, Making a Scene, and Jazziz.

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