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Does Jazz Exist in Houston?

This past spring, Houston writer David Theis attended a concert by jazz pianist — and Houston native — Jason Moran. Moran, like many jazz musicians educated in Houston, left to pursue a career in New York, and that left Theis wondering why isn’t there more jazz in Houston? So Theis, editor of Literary Houston and […]

Musician David Craig performing at Houston jazz club Cezanne. (Image Courtesy: Facebook.com/JazzSceneHouston)

This past spring, Houston writer David Theis attended a concert by jazz pianist — and Houston native — Jason Moran. Moran, like many jazz musicians educated in Houston, left to pursue a career in New York, and that left Theis wondering why isn’t there more jazz in Houston?

So Theis, editor of Literary Houston and himself a jazz fan, went in search of the Houston jazz scene and wrote an article on what he found for the August issue of Houstonia Magazine.

He talks with Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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