Houston International Jazz Festival

Summertime in Houston is made even hotter during the first weekend of August when a variety of international jazz performers take over at Bayou Place for the annual Houston International Jazz Festival. Whether you prefer your jazz in Latin, contemporary or smooth mode, it is catered for at the Festival. It marks the start of a month-long citywide focus on jazz, called August Jazz Month Houston, during which local clubs offer promotions and lectures, and radio stations focus on the popular music genre. The festival and the jazz month are organised and run by Jazz Education Inc., founded by Bubbha Thomas in 1970 with the aim of increasing students' knowledge of music in general and jazz in particular.

Venue: Discovery Green Park

Date: August 2015 TBA

Website: www.jazzeducation.org