Houston Jazz Festival: Message from Bu

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Art Blakey
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The 2020 Houston Jazz Festival at Miller Outdoor Theater will be streaming live from the historic stage. 

In celebration of Art Blakey’s 101st birthday, this year’s festival will feature Bu’s Jazz Messengers, presented in partnership with the Art Blakey Estate and starring past Blakey Music director Frank Lacy, Kansas native saxophonist Bobby Watson, Valerie Ponomarev, and Curtis Lundy, all of whom are alumni of what is affectionately known as the “University of Blakey.”

These seasoned Grammy nominated and award-winning professionals have all served under Blakey as Music Directors of the Jazz Messengers, a pedigree that uniquely positions them to bring this group of fire breathing hard bop master musicians to Miller Outdoor Theatre.

Event Details



This is a virtual event.

Ticket Info

Admission is free.