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Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2013 2:22 PM

Trinity Jazz Festival in Midtown Houston, Jan 25-27

Multi Grammy Award-Winning Jazz Tom Scott and Premier Jazz Trombonist Robin Eubanks Will Headline Twelfth Annual Trinity Jazz Festival The Twelfth Annual Trinity Jazz Festival (January 25-27, 2013) will feature jazz icon saxophonist Tom Scott and the Downbeat’s five-time “Trombonist of the Year”, Robin Eubanks. Set in the acoustically excellent sanctuary of the historic Trinity Church, 1015 Holman at Main in Houston, the festival has drawn enthusiastic crowds throughout its twelve year history. Each evening will include a reception with various culinary delights and libations included in the ticket price.

The multi-talented Tom Scott headlines on Friday night, preceded by vocalist Kim Prevost and guitarist Bill Solley at 8:00 PM and the Jefferson Davis High School Jazz Band at 7:00 PM. Saturday night features the versatile master of the trombone, Robin Eubanks, with opening performances by drummer extraordinaire Sebastian Whittaker at 8:00 PM and the Pasendena High School Jazz Band at 7:00 PM. There will be a very special presentation on both nights by COTS Jazz Crew, an ensemble of talented local musicians. The festival culminates on Sunday morning with two services of the annual Trinity Jazz Festival Jazz Mass at 10:30 AM and at 12:30 PM featuring a full choir and a jazz ensemble that will celebrate Sunday Jazz Mass is Louis Armstrong with musical arrangements by Paul English.

The festival’s founder, Father William B. Miller, sees jazz—city music par excellence—as a vehicle for emphasizing both the historic Trinity Church’s urban setting and its commitment to artistic expression. The first festival highlighted outstanding performances by Ellis Marsalis, the patriarch of the famed New Orleans jazz family, and Ed Calle, the popular Miami saxophonist. Subsequent festivals have featured such notable talents as the legendary sax player David “Fathead” Newman, trumpeter Marvin Stamm, Kirk Whalum, Tia Fuller, Bud Shank, Andre Hayward, Jason Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis, Suzi Stern, Barrie Lee Hall Jr., Kyle Turner, David Liebman, Roseanna Vitro, Jason Moran, Richie Cole and many of our own great players from Houston and the surrounding region.

This festival is sponsored in part by a generous grant from the Houston Arts Alliance.

Tickets for the Friday and Saturday concerts are available online through the festival website: The Sunday mass is free and open to the public.

VIP TICKETS AVAILABLE that include dinner and performance.

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