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Ornette Coleman, jazz visionary, dead at 85

Ornette Coleman, jazz visionary, dead at 85

| June 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jazz legend Ornette Coleman, the visionary saxophonist who pioneered “free jazz” and won a Pulitzer Prize in 2007, has died. Publicist Ken Weinstein says Coleman died on Thursday, June 11th at 1 a.m. in Manhattan. He was 85. The Texas-born Coleman was only the second jazz artist to win the Pulitzer Prize in music when […]

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Choice Artist of the Month:  Ronnie Laws

Choice Artist of the Month: Ronnie Laws

| June 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ronald Wayne “Ronnie” Laws is an American jazz, rhythm and blues and funk saxophonist. He is the younger brother of jazz flautist Hubert Laws and the older brother of Debra Laws. Laws is the fifth of eight children. Apart from playing saxophone, Laws also sings. Laws attended Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, […]

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George “Funkadelic” Clinton visits KTSU

George “Funkadelic” Clinton visits KTSU

| January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

The “Funk Master” George Clinton made a surprise visit to the KTSU studios.  Clinton released a new album titled, Funkadelic – Shake the Gate and a new memoir titled, Brothas Be, Yo Like George – Ain’t That Funkin Kinda Hard On You.   

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Jazz students perform with Althea Rene

Jazz students perform with Althea Rene

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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