Texas Southern University
alums include Joe Sample, Hubert Laws, "Stix" Hooper, Wayne Henderson, Wilton Felder, Dr.John Bradley, Ted Dunbar, Sylvester LeBlanc, Carl Lott, Jr., Woodrow "Woody" Murray, William Jeffrey, Bobbi Humphrey, Barrie Lee Hall, Quinton "Rocky" White, Anita Moore, Marsha Frazier, James Bolden, Doug Harris, Sais Kamalidin (AKA Virgil Soloman), Horace Alexander Young, Kirk Whalum, Frank Lacy, Don Diego, Al Campbell, John Gordon, Paul Carr, Michael Lewis and Kyle Turner.
Howard C. Harris, Jr.- Director of Jazz Studies (Emeritus).
Horace Alexander Young- Interim Director of Jazz Studies
University of Houston, Moores School of Music
alums include Terreon Gulley (drummer with Christian McBride and Stefon Harris) and Woody Witt (Apria Recording artist)
Noe Marmolejo, Director of Jazz Studies
High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
alums include Everette Harp, Jason Moran, Robert Glasper, Eric Harland, Beyonce, Matt Johnson,
Chris Dave, Walter Smith III, Sebastian Whittaker, Eddy Hobizal, Mark Kelly, Mike Severson,
Mark Simmons, Chris Walker, Brandon Lee, Tim Ruiz, Kendrick Scott, Mike Moreno, Hermann Matthews
Warren Sneed, director of Jazz Studies
The Diaz Music Institute
Diaz Music Institute (DMI) is Houston's premiere nonprofit fine arts institution committed to the education, preservation, performance and perpetuation of Latin music. With a rich mosaic of rhythm, dance and literature, DMI captivates students and audiences. The vehicle which DMI's mission is fulfilled is "Caliente," the nationally acclaimed repertoire ensemble of the Institute. DMI captures the essence of Latin music.
Summer Jazz Workshop
Now active on multiple campuses, this long-running summer program
has been incredibly successful helping junior high school and high school students
hone their jazz skills.