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UH Downtown turns 50 this year, and is celebrating with ‘An Evening of Jazz’

Houston Matters producer Joshua Zinn learns more from the directors of the Houston Civic Jazz Orchestra

Members of the Houston Civic Jazz Orchestra of UH-Downtown.
UH-Downtown
Members of the Houston Civic Jazz Orchestra of UH-Downtown.

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The University of Houston-Downtown is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and kicks off that celebration with a concert next week called “An Evening of Jazz.” It features the school’s Houston Civic Jazz Orchestra.

Ahead of the performance, and in the audio above, Houston Matters producer Joshua Zinn talks with the group’s directors, Dr. Sam Jackson and Julie Wilson, wife of ensemble founder, the late Robert Wilson.

An Evening of Jazz takes place at the university’s Wilhelmina Cullen Robertson Auditorium Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 6:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.