Howard C. Harris, Jr., Director of Musical Arts, is an arts pioneer, composer, performing artist and world-revered music educator. He serves as Professor of Music and Founder and Director of Jazz Studies at Texas Southern University. He also founded the People’s Workshop, the first Black-originated and multi-cultural arts organization of Houston to present in the […]
Students from Jazz Education, Inc.’s Summer Jazz Workshop All-Stars recently performed at the annual Mayors Scholarship Jazz Brunch held at the Wortham Theatre. The brunch is a part of the Houston International Jazz Festival activities and raises funds to support the children’s music education program. Bubba Thomas and Mayor Annise Parker presented the 2014 scholarship […]
The volunteers and staff of KTSU 90.9FM gathered for a picnic at Kitty Hollow Park. Those pictured are (from left to right), Charles Hudson, Vernon J, James Eaglin, Terry Franks, Ms. Melodic, Angela Lemon, Sheldon T. Nunn and Tyrone Erasmus Campbell.
Gospel singer and East St. Louis native, Anita Wilson, visited the KTSU studios to discuss and promote her new release titled “Vintage Worship”. Ms. Wilson was drawn to music and singing at an early age, and in time she developed a vocal style that merged traditional gospel with jazz, pop, and R&B influences like Ella […]
Horace Silver, a pianist, composer and band leader with tireless inventiveness who influenced generations of jazzmen has died. He was 85. Silver was known for his destinctive humorous and funky playing style and for his pioneering compositional contribution to the hard bop sound. “Horace Silver was one of the hardest swinging piano players in jazz, both as […]