Music

Annual Holiday Jazz Concert

JAZZ... Is the Gift that keeps on Giving!

Jazz
Education Inc. returns to host another stellar holiday musical event, bringing
the true spirit of Christmas along for the ride. Founded by Bubbha
Thomas, 
JAZZ.... Is the Gift that keeps on Giving!

HOLIDAY JAZZ CONCERT

Saturday, December 9th 2017

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Featuring:

Summer
Jazz Workshop (SJW) All-Stars

Trinity
Jazz Singers with Bill Jones

Tha
Unyt Band featuring Tekai Hicks & Dean James

Free Admission with 5 Non-perishable Food Items or Men’s
Socks.
 Donations
benefit the Emergency Aide Coalition & The Lord of the Streets Homeless
Shelter.

Location: Trinity Episcopal Church 1015 Holman Street - Houston, Texas 77004 

Great fun for all ages! Sing
along to your holiday favorites and find a new groove with original songs from our
special blend of local artists. Let’s celebrate the holiday spirit with a
little JAZZ!

Tickets are
available on Eventbrite at 
https://holidayjazzconcert.eventbrite.com

Visit
us online for more information or call 713.839.7000.

WWW.JAZZEDUCATION.ORG

When:
Dec 9, 2017
Cost:
FREE w/5 Non-perishable Food Items or Men’s Socks
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes

Jazz Education Inc.

Address:
6363 Richmond St. Ste. 306
77057 Houston , TX
United States
Texas US
Telephone:
7138397000
Hours:



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Houston Vintage Market & Festival 2017

Houston Vintage Market & Festival 2017


Houston Vintage Market & Festival celebrates 8 years with a tribute to the 1940's and a USO style show!

@ The 1940 Air Terminal Museum

8325 Travelair St, Houston, TX 77061



Friday, Nov 10 Preview Party & Fashion Show 7-11pm

Pre-sale tickets $20 ( includes entry Saturday too!) $25 at door

1940's clothing encouraged!



Saturday, Nov 11 Market & Festival 11am-6pm ( 11/11 @ 11am!!)

Pre-sale tickets $5 or $10 at gate

Veteran's Day celebration- all day Saturday anyone with military I.D. gets in free!

Vintage clothing from all eras encouraged!

*Vintage Vendors

*Entertainment

*Ms Houston Vintage Pageant

*Classic Car Show

*Vintage Plane Display

*Fashion Show

*Food Trucks



Houston Vintage "Fleet Week" Festivities:

Tuesday:11/7 "On the Town" Rice Cinema

Wed:TBA

Fri: Preview Party/Fashion Show coordinated by Strut's very own Omar Lisandro

Sat: Market & Festival



For vendor opportunities:

http://bit.ly/2xzAI4p



Register your vintage car: http://houstonvintage.com/vintage-car-waiver



Join Ms HV pageant:

Www.houstonvintage.com



For Hotel accommodations:

http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/H/HOUHODT-HVM-201...



For more information: HoustonVintage.com



Viva la Vintage!

Houston Vintage team



www.houstonvintage.com


When:
Nov 10, 2017 to Nov 11, 2017
Houston Vintage Market & Festival celebrates 8 years with a tribute to the 1940's and a USO style show! @ The 1940 Air Terminal Museum 8325 Travelair St, Houston, TX 77061 Friday, Nov 10 Preview Party & Fashion Show 7-11pm Pre-sale tickets $20 ( includes entry Saturday too!) $25 at door 1940's clothing encouraged! Saturday, Nov 11 Market & Festival 11am-6pm ( 11/11 @ 11am!!) Pre-sale tickets $5 or $10 at gate Veteran's Day celebration- all day Saturday anyone with military I.D. gets in free! Vintage clothing from all eras encouraged! *Vintage Vendors *Entertainment *Ms Houston Vintage Pageant *Classic Car Show *Vintage Plane Display *Fashion Show *Food Trucks Houston Vintage "Fleet Week" Festivities: Tuesday:11/7 "On the Town" Rice Cinema Wed:TBA Fri: Preview Party/Fashion Show coordinated by Strut's very own Omar Lisandro Sat: Market & Festival For vendor opportunities: http://bit.ly/2xzAI4p Register your vintage car: http://houstonvintage.com/vintage-car-waiver Join Ms HV pageant: Www.houstonvintage.com For Hotel accommodations: http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/H/HOUHODT-HVM-201... For more information: HoustonVintage.com Viva la Vintage! Houston Vintage team www.houstonvintage.com
Cost:
$5-$25
Time:
7:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Friday Time & Price:
Preview Party & Fashion Show 7-11pm Pre-sale tickets $20 ( includes entry Saturday too!) $25 at door
Saturday Time & Price:
Market & Festival 11am-6pm ( 11/11 @ 11am!!) Pre-sale tickets $5 or $10 at gate. Veteran's Day celebration- all day Saturday anyone with military I.D. gets in free!
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Honor and Horror

http://www.jomarvisions.com/honor-and-horror

Often in this world conflict can create strong individuals, hard times create new leads, each with their own intentions. Over time these people become heroes and villains, for good and evil. Often times it is horror that shines the light on those we honor. Join us as we celebrate the honored by dressing as the horror. Please come as scary as you like, the art will all be scary in the main gallery, the side gallery we will be holding a silent charity auction benefiting wounded veterans of the United States Armed Forces.


This event is in conjunction with JoMar Visions Third Saturday Open Studios.


- Silent Auction benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project.

- Live music by Erica Nicole

- Free & Open to the public
- Plenty of on site Parking
- Complimentary Hors d'Oeuvres and wine

When:
Oct 21, 2017
Cost:
Free
Time:
3:00 pm

WindSync presents “Voyager”


Voyager

Location: Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston, Matchbox 4

3400 Main St.

Date: Friday, October 27, 2017

Time: 8:00 PM



WindSync presents “Voyager”, a space-themed concert combining music, multimedia, and science. The program commemorates the 40th anniversary of NASA’s Voyager interstellar mission, which carried the sights and sounds of Earth into the solar system and beyond. WindSync will perform music included on the Voyager Golden Records, curated by a committee led by astrophysicist Carl Sagan, interspersed with audio recordings of natural events and projected images. The quintet will also share cosmically-inspired classical music from a time when space travel was only a dream, including Offenbach’s “Overture to A Trip to the Moon” and excerpts of Gustav Holst’s “The Planets”.



The program will feature a mini-lecture from space scientist Dr. Paul Schenk. Before serving as participating scientist for NASA’s DAWN and Cassini missions and working as a co-investigator for the New Horizons mission to Pluto, Schenk was an intern during the Voyager 2 Jupiter encounter. He will introduce the audience to the Voyager mission, discuss its major scientific and philosophical advances, and share some of the “music” that it has sent back to Earth in the form of data.

When:
Oct 27, 2017
Cost:
$10-$20
Time:
8:00 pm
Location:
General Categories: 

Music, art and -- a continued conversation -- about ending mass incarceration at the Rothko Chapel Ensemble Pi performance slated for Thursday, Oct. 12, as part of the Chapel’s 2017 Óscar Romero Awards

Contact Name:
Jusitn Dunford
Contact Phone:
2814136026

The Rothko Chapel continues to bring art, social justice and spirituality together as the non-profit organization prepares “Art and Incarceration: Poetry, Theatre and Music in and about Captivity,” an evening exploring the cultural and personal ramifications of mass incarceration through various forms of performance art. 

 

The event begins at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct 12 at the nonprofit, located at 3900 Yupon in Houston. 

 

The interdisciplinary performance by New York City-based socially conscious artist collective Ensemble Pi will include music, narration, acting and a discussion. The program will feature contemporary chamber works written in response to themes of incarceration and its legacy, the politics surrounding it and its long-term impact on inmates and society. 

 

The Rothko Chapel’s director of public programs and community engagement Ashley Clemmer explained that the event is both a continuation of the organization’s focus on criminal justice reform that was initiated with the Chapel's 2017 Spring Symposium “An Act of Justice—Undoing the Legacy of Mass Incarceration” and the launch of the Óscar Romero Awards program series culminating with the award ceremony on Nov. 12.  

 

The Chapel gives out the awards biennially to human rights leaders who share the spirit of late Archbishop Óscar Romero of San Salvador, who was assassinated in 1980 for championing the rights of the poor and fighting unjust government tactics in El Salvador at the time, including torture and assassination. 

 

This year, the Óscar Romero Award honorees are two individuals working internationally and locally for criminal justice reform -- Pierre Claver Mbonimpa, executive director of Association pour la Protection des Droits Humains et des Personnes Détenues (Association for the Protection of Prisoners and Human Rights – APRODH) in Burundi and Houston-based recovery coach and peer-to-peer counselor Kathryn Griffin Griñán.  

 

“Building up to the award ceremony, we’ve planned programming that raises awareness on the topic of mass incarceration and creates context around each awardee’s work,” Clemmer said. “This program weaves in the transformative power of art central to the Chapel’s mission by presenting a program focused on mass incarceration through spoken work and music.”

 

The opening performance by Ensemble Pi will be “Attica” by Frederic Rzewski, composed in 1971 in the wake of the prison rebellion in upstate New York. The work is based on a letter by Sam Melville, a leader in of the riots who was shot and killed during the bloody conclusion. 

 

Following “Attica” will be “Rikers Island,” by New York composer Eleonor Cory. Ensemble Pi commissioned the piece in 2015. The work draws mostly from “These are Hard Times for a Dreamer,” the newly published book of prose and poems written by women inmates at Rikers Island jail complex in New York. The book results from a two-year writers’ workshop by the NY Writers Coalition in Rikers Island jail complex. 

 

Concluding the concert will be Olivier Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time,” composed and first performed in a prisoner-of-war camp in Görlitz, Germany in 1941. Scored for clarinet, violin, cello and piano – the only instruments available at the camp – the initial audience was camp prisoners and guards. The keys for the prison camp’s piano remained lowered when depressed, leading Messiaen to compose a piece that allowed the pianist to push the keys back up between chords. The result is the slowest tempo ever requested in chamber music literature.  

 

The evening will also include an excerpt from Joe Assadourian’s acclaimed tragi-comic play, “The Bullpen,” based on the playwright’s own experience in a holding cell after being arrested.  

 

Founded in 2002, Ensemble Pi features composers whose work seeks to open a dialogue between ideas and music on current issues. For the last 13 years, they have presented an annual Peace Project concert, commissioning new works and collaborating with visual artists, writers, actors and journalists such as William Kentridge, Naomi Wolf, Frederic Rzewski and Philip Miller. 

 

“Art and Incarceration” is one of the programs planned in preparation for the upcoming ÓscarRomero Awards, which will be presented at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12.

 

The other programs are Silencing Opposition: Human Rights Violations in Burundi featuring a conversation with former ambassador to Burundi Robert Krueger and Tony Tate from the Fund for Global Human Rights on Thursday, Nov. 2 and Double jeopardy: Women and the Criminal Justice System Conversation and Book Signing with Julie Bindel on Monday, Nov. 6. Both programs will be held at the Rothko Chapel beginning at 7 p.m.

 

For more information about Ensemble Pi, visit www.ensemble-pi.org.

 

For more information about the Rothko Chapel’s Óscar Romero Award, visit  http://rothkochapel.org/experience/the-oscar-romero-award/.

 

For the Chapel's full calendar of upcoming programs, workshops and events, visit rothkochapel.org or call 713-524-9839.

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Program Assistant

National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures

The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) is a legacy organization investing in the Latino heritage of this nation. For over 28 years, NALAC has built a strong foundation for the promotion of Latinx arts and culture and its advocacy efforts have advanced issues of cultural equity and raised the visibility and understanding of Latinx artistic and cultural expression. To this end, NALAC makes strategic investments to bolster leadership development, grow networks and partnerships and provide financial resources for those front-line artists and organizations involved in effecting change through arts and culture.

 

Download the PDF version of this Job Description below.

 

Program Assistant

We are recruiting a Program Assistant to support the Director of Programs. About 50 percent of the Program Assistant’s duties will be to offer day-to-day administrative and operations assistance, drafting and proof-reading, and providing convening and grants coordination. The other 50 percent will be to provide basic research to support programs and grants. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and organized, with attention to detail. Proven writing, computer, and interpersonal skills to manage relationships with a broad range of people and organizations are essential.

 

Grants, Leadership and Convenings

 

  • Assist with research, logistics, administration, documentation, collection, outreach, production, evaluation and final reporting related to all programs, including Grants, Leadership and Convenings.

  • Communicate with vendors and representatives to gather information for all venues, services and equipment; eg, audio-visuals, production equipment, transportation, catering, lodging

  • Assist in generating contracts for vendors and consultants, and process invoices

  • Assist with onsite set-up, production and various administrative duties as needed before, during and immediately following events

  • Greet, receive and set-up catering

  • Set-up and strike events

  • Manage lodging

  • Prepare, collect, organize and track materials and reporting according to each program.

  • Perform day-to-day administrative tasks: organize and maintain information files; process paperwork; document or record organization information

  • Conduct internet and other research to support program areas

  • Data entry and other administrative duties as needed

  • Routinely check supply needs and purchase accordingly

  • Monitor Adobe Sign for contracts received and take appropriate next steps

  • Print & file grantee paperwork

  • Enter new contacts into database

  • Produce accurate and timely reports and queries with great attention to detail

  • Keep up-to-date technically and apply new knowledge to the job

  • Analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems

  • Be accountable for project plans, timelines, project tracking and due dates on assigned projects

  • Communicate directly with the public; this includes representing the organization to public, government, and other external sources; receiving guests at the office, exchanging information in person, in writing, by telephone or e-mail 

  • Maintain discretion and confidentiality in accordance with NALAC policies

  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

Knowledge, skills and abilities

 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, databases, social media, mapping software, and other technology

  • Demonstrated ability to interact well with individuals and communities from a diverse range of cultures, incomes, and other demographic characteristics

  • Professional demeanor and attitude and strong interpersonal skills

  • Self-motivated problem-solving abilities, with a strong attention to detail

  • Must work well individually and as part of a team

  • Reliability, punctuality, and ability to meet deadlines

  • Absolute discretion and confidentiality

  • A participative work style and the ability to receive feedback

  • Advanced computer skills, including email and virtual conference applications, Microsoft Office suite and other online documents, such as Google Docs

  • Ability to learn new tools, techniques, applications, systems and processes as needed

  • Web research fluency and the ability to learn and manage various information system technologies


Compensation

The Program Assistant is expected to provide 40 hours per week operating during standard business hours, Monday through Friday, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Busy times may entail some evening and weekend work or shifting of the standard schedule and location based on programming. Compensation will be determined based on experience. This is a Full Time Non-Exempt position. 

Job Location and Travel

The position is based in San Antonio and requires the Program Assistant to travel to the NALAC National Office, located at 1208 Buena Vista Street.

Point of Contact

Gabriel Magraner, Director of Programs, gmagraner@nalac.org, 210.432.3982

 

How to Apply

The position is open for immediate hire. Interested candidates should send a resume and comprehensive cover letter describing your specific qualifications and interest in the position. Submissions without cover letters will not be considered. Applicants who best match the position needs will be contacted.  No direct inquiries to our staff please.

Submit resume and cover letter via the NALAC Job and Internship Application portal at https://nalac.submittable.com/submit/60177.


Due Date: Jan 1, 2018
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Wadada Leo Smith's Ten Freedom Summers

Epistrophy Arts, Nameless Sound, and New Quorum present Wadada Leo Smith's Ten Freedom Summers The first full production in the American South of Wadada Leo Smith’s major work on the American Civil Rights Movement

Ten Freedom Summers



The first full production in the American South of

Wadada Leo Smith’s

major work on the American Civil Rights Movement 




performed by

Wadada Leo Smith’s Golden Quartet

and RedKoral String Quartet

with video images by Jesse Gilbert




presented in 3 parts in 3 cities

Audience is invited to travel to experience the full production





Thursday, October 12 2017

"Defining Moments in America"

in Austin, Texas

at Boyd Vance Theater at George Washington Carver Museum




Friday, October 13 2017

"What is Democracy?"

in Houston, Texas

at MATCH

3400 Main St, Houston, TX  77002

8PM



Saturday, October 14 2017

"Ten Freedom Summers"

in New Orleans, Louisiana

at Loyola University






Tickets to the Houston Concert:
$13
General Admission | $10 Students | 18 and under FREE



TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR THE HOUSTON CONCERT ON THE MATCH
WEBSITE




I
was born in 1941 and grew up in segregated Mississippi and experienced
the conditions which made it imperative for an activist movement for
equality. I saw that stuff happening. Those are the moments that
triggered this. It was in that same environment that I had my first
dreams of becoming a composer and performer.”
– Wadada Leo Smith



“A staggering
achievement, with the dramatic sweep of the trumpeter’s writing (for
both a chamber orchestra and his own small group)… It merits comparison
to Coltrane’s A Love Supreme in sobriety and reach.”
— Francis Davis, Rhapsody Jazz Critics Poll



“Ten Freedom
Summers is his magnum opus; it belongs in jazz’s canonical lexicon with
Duke Ellington’s Black Brown & Beige and Max Roach’s Freedom Now
Suite.”
— Thom Jurek, All Music Guide



"Five stars. Although there are many outstanding recordings in Smith's canon, it's hard to avoid calling this his masterpiece." — Barry Witherden, BBC Music Magazine



“A master at
uttering profound truths with bracing dissonance, stripped-down musical
gestures and striking contrasts of instrumental color, Smith presided
over music of searing expressive power. Even if you didn't know that
"Ten Freedom Summers" grapples with our nation's struggles over civil
rights, this music conveyed tremendous visceral and intellectual
impact."
- Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune



“There are
ambitious works, and then there is trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith’s Ten
Freedom Summers… The sound is never less than widescreen. You won’t
find any vamp sessions or alternating solos in Smith’s interpretation
of jazz – like the history he’s reprising, it only moves forward.”
— Otis Hart, NPR



"Ten Freedom Summers is one of my life's defining works."  – Wadada Leo Smith





Link:

http://www.wadadaleosmith.com/

The performance of Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quartet, presented in
collaboration with The New Quorum and Epistrophy Arts, is supported by Presenter Consortium for Jazz, a program of Chamber Music America funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

CMA











When:
Oct 13, 2017
Ticket & Performance Information Pay what you can. Pay what you will. Call the box office if your preferred amount is not listed. 18 years and under get in for free, however ticket reservation is required. Seating is limited. Seating is general admission (open seating). The theater will open approximately 30 minutes before the performance begins. We cannot guarantee seating after the performance has begun. The estimated run time is two hours with an intermission. This concert is suitable for all ages. No outside food or drinks are allowed on the premise. All sales are final. No refunds. To reach the box office, call (713) 521-4533 or email boxoffice@matchouston.org. Venue: Matchbox 4
Cost:
Pay what you can. Pay what you will. Call the MATCH box office if your preferred amount is not listed.Free
Time:
8:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Location:
General Categories: 


PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


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