Da Camera Jam

Houston’s award-winning green space Discovery Green is once again hosting Da Camera JAM to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month this April. The event is a collaboration between Discovery Green and Da Camera of Houston, a producer and presenter of jazz concerts and chamber music throughout the region. Da Camera JAM is totally free and open to the public.

Da Camera JAM starts at 6:15 pm on Friday, April 15 with an opening performance by the renowned Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts jazz band. The night will also feature the Thomas Helton Quartet led by Houston bassist Thomas Helton, and a one-of-a-kind performance by Chilean-American jazz pianist José-Miguel Yamal who will lead a combo in a high-energy set of Latin jazz.

The series will continue on Friday, April 26 with a 7:00 pm concert by Sammy Miller and The Congregation, a six-piece jazz ensemble led by New York-based drummer Sammy Miller. The ensemble plays a variety of jazz styles from throughout America’s storied musical history, weaving together familiar melodies and rhythms into a unique style the group calls “joyful jazz.”

Da Camera JAM is free and open to the public. Blankets, lawn chairs, and picnics are welcome, while food, beer, and wine will be sold on site from The Grove. No glass containers or outside alcoholic beverages are allowed.

For more information visit www.discoverygreen.com.