This FREE concert honors Houston's High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA) and Dr. Robert Morgan, HSPVA Director of Jazz Studies Emeritus (1976-1999). The entertainment line up includes talented HSPVA alumni, as well as, Al Jarreau and also appearing La Mafia.
Local headliner *Scott Gertner and KPRC Channel 2's Dominique Sachse will serve as emcees as a stellar group of HSPVA alumni musicians take to the stage to perform a tribute to their beloved director.
Straight Ahead Jam Session with HSPVA All Stars*Warren Sneed, saxophone; *Shelley Carrol, saxophone; *Brandon Lee, trumpet;*Jose-Miguel Yamal, piano; *David Craig, bass; *Sebastian Whittaker, drums
Houston's First Lady Andrea White presents proclamation to Dr. Robert Morgan
Robert Glasper/Chris Dave Experiment -- *Robert Glasper, piano; *Chris Dave, drums; *Mark Kelley, bass; Casey Benjamin, saxophone/vocalist; Lionel Loueke, guitar/vocalist
La Mafia featuring *Tim Ruiz, bass; ex-drummer *Michael Aguilar, drums
*Chris Walker with the Everette Harp Band
Everette Harp and Friends -- *Everette Harp, saxophone; *Gregory Curtis, keyboard; *Keith Vivens, bass; Dwight Sills, guitar; Mark Stephens, keyboard
Immediately following will be Al Jarreau featuring *Mark Simmons, drums (HSPVA alumni performing are noted with *)
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