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KPFT One World Music Jam

Oct 23, 2010
6 p.m.

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KPFT One World Music Jam: All That Brass
KPFT has brought music genres from around the world to Miller Outdoor Theatre. This year, KPFT brings the sounds of brass, from Mariachi to Jazz and Klezmer to Classical. You’ll hear them all during this jubilant musical marathon which is as diverse and great as Houston.
Enjoy the vast range of moods that brass instruments can invoke during this performance of diverse genres. For the grand finale, experience the inspiring jam session featuring members from each ensemble uniting to perform together for the first time.  

Texas Brass Band

Texas Brass Band combines the genres of jazz, R&B and hip hop, all with a touch of Texas style. Though they’ve been compared to New Orleans’ Olympia Brass Band and other traditional brass bands, the Texas Brass Band is definitely a contemporary group. Their shows are lively and fun, and appeal to just about everybody with a sense of rhythm.

Mariachi Imperial

Founded by the Longoria Family, Mariachi Imperial has existed for over 25 years, containing both family and friends. Voted the #1 mariachi band in Houston by The Houston Press in 2005, they have been featured on shows like Good Morning America and were part of the Selena Vive concert. They have been awarded 1st place at the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza and the Houston Live Stock Show and Rodeo Mariachi Competition.  Imperial has accompanied world- renowned artists like Pepe Aguilar, Bronco, and Pablo Montero.   The group is known for their energy infused performances and a diverse musical repertoire, which is evident on their third CD titled “Que Bonita Musica”.
Rice Brass Ensemble

Under the leadership of trumpet professor Marie Speziale, the Rice Brass Ensemble contains all of the Shepherd School of Music’s trumpet, horn, trombone and tuba studios. The Brass Ensemble regularly performs with Shepherd School’s Symphony and Chamber Orchestras. They play a variety of classical as well as contemporary pieces, from standard antiphonal works of Gabrieli to living composers such as Michael Daugherty and Richard Lavenda.

Free Radicals
Starting in Houston in 1996, Free Radicals has experimented with diverse international instrumental styles, and collaborated with international musicians and vocalists. They have toured the country many times, released three CDs, and contributed extensively to the peace and justice community with benefit concerts.  Free Radicals' live concerts feature horns, guitar, bass, drums, and percussion, along with many special guests. On their recordings, over 50 musicians join them to experiment with all the possibilities that open up in the studio.  The group has won the Best Jazz Band seven times in the Houston Press Music Awards as well as five other awards.
This is a ticketed event for the covered seating area. Free tickets are available (4 per person over age 16 while they last) at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the performance between the hours of 10:30am-1pm. If tickets remain at 1pm, the box office will re-open one hour before show time to distribute the remaining tickets. As always, open seating on the hill.
Produced by KPFT Pacifica Foundation

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