15th Annual Trinity Jazz Festival

Arts and Entertainment

January 27, 2016

From: Trinity Jazz Festival

Schedule of Events:

January 29, 2016

VIP Dinner

The festival kicks off on Friday January 29 with an elegant VIP dinner and  live entertainment in the Plaza Room atop the Doubletree Hotel in Greenway Plaza at 6:30PM for cocktails and dinner at 7:30PM. The evening will feature a seated dinner and live music featuring Paul English Jazz Quartet and local vocalist April Sloan-Hubert.

Live Entetainment and Dinner:  $125 per person includes a seated dinner with a choice of steak or salmon.  Cash Bar.

Location: Doubletree Hotel, Greenway Plaza

January 30, 2016

12:00 pm 1:30 pm: "The Inner Voices Workshop: A Jazz Piano and Composition Master Class with Peggy Stern"

Peggy Stern is as well-known as a composer as she is known for her fine piano playing. She arrived at jazz via classical music, R&B and salsa.  Her music has a particularly broad ethnic base.  In  addition to European and American classical music, Peggy's music draws from Brazilian, African, Jewish, Irish, Cuban and traditional jazz influences.

Peggy has worked with such jazz greats as David "Fathead" Newman, Lee Konitz , Bud Shank, Stanley Turrentine, Gerry Mulligan, Eddie Henderson and Diane Schuur to name a few.

Class is free and is open to anyone interested

6:30PM COTS Jazz Group

Returning this year a performance at 6:30PM by the jazz group, COTS Jazz Crew, whose members consist of formerly homeless but talented musicians, who are turning their lives around.  COTS Jazz Crew will perform during the pre-concert receptions.

7:15 PM Trinity Jazz Youth All-Stars

8:00PM   Dennis Dotson Jazz Quartet OPENING ACT

Leading off the evening's performance at 8:15PM  is Dennis Dotson and his Jazz Quartet.  Dennis Dotson brings to Trinity Jazz Festival his professional trumpeter for forty years along with his Jazz Quartet!  This will be an exciting opening act…don't miss it.

9:00PM FEATURED PERFORMER: DIANE SCHUUR - American Jazz singer and pianist

Diane Schuur is an American jazz singer and pianist.  Nicknamed "Deedles", she has won two Grammy Awards, headlined many of the world's most prestigious music venues, including Carnegie Hall and The White House.

January 31, 2016

10:30AM & 1:00PM: The Jazz Mass

Sunday Jazz Masses are free and open to the public.

Fest Date: January 29 - 31, 2016

Double Tree by Hilton, 6 Greenway Plaza East, Houston, TX 77046
Trinity Episcopal Church, 1015 Holman Street, Houston, TX 77001


Friday, January 29th
Trinity Jazz Festival VIP Dinner $125 per person

Saturday, January 30th
Tickets $35
Students (w/ID)- $20

Sunday, January 31st
The Sunday Jazz Masses (10:30AM & 1:00PM) are open to the public.

For More Information - http://www.trinityjazzfest.net/