The 4th season of DaCamera JAM free concerts at Discovery Green begins this Thursday, April 10, with the "Trumpet Summit," featuring Marvin Stamm and Dennis Dotson with the nonpareil rhythm section of Mike Wheeler, guitar, Aric Nitzberg, bass, and Tim Solook, drums. Marvin and Dennis are both decades-long friends of mine, so it's a special kick for me as series "curator" and emcee to be involved with this particular event.
Marvin and Dennis have "jammed" together many times, but this is the first time they have been presented together on-stage "formally," so this will be a truly-historic evening!
Concert time 6:30 pm, with the trio providing an opening set. Best parking is directly beneath Discovery Green, entrance across street from Geo. R. Brown Convention Center ($ 12).
See links below for further info, and I hope to see a lot of JazzHoustonians Thursday!
PS Future DaCamera JAM concerts (I will post reminders):
April 17: Moores School Jazz Ensemble and Combo, Noe Marmolejo, director
April 24: Jacqui Sutton and the Frontier Jazz Orchestra
May 16: from New York: Jason Moran's Fats Waller Dance Party (!)