15th Annual

Trinity Jazz Festival

January 29th, 30th and 31st, 2016

Poster Designed by Tierney Malone

Featuring Grammy Award winning vocalist & pianist

Diane Schuur

VIP Dinner – Friday, January 29th

VIP Dinner – Doubletree Hotel, Greenway Plaza
The festival kicks off on Friday January 29 with an elegant VIP dinner and  live entertainment in the Plaza Room atop the Doubletree Hotel in Greenway Plaza at 6:30PM for cocktails and dinner at 7:30PM. The evening will feature a seated dinner and live music featuring Paul English Jazz Quartet and local vocalist April Sloan-Hubert.

Live Entetainment and Dinner:  $125 per person includes a seated dinner with a choice of steak or salmon.  Cash Bar.

Jazz Festival Performances – Saturday, January 30th



The Inner Voices Workshop: A Jazz Piano and Composition Master Class with Peggy Stern”

 Saturday, January 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm  (Chapel)

Class is free and is open to anyone interested

Peggy Stern is as well-known as a composer as she is known for her fine piano playing. She arrived at jazz via classical music, R&B and salsa.  Her music has a particularly broad ethnic base.  In  addition to European and American classical music, Peggy’s music draws from Brazilian, African, Jewish, Irish, Cuban and traditional jazz influences.

Peggy has worked with such jazz greats as David “Fathead” Newman, Lee Konitz , Bud Shank, Stanley Turrentine, Gerry Mulligan, Eddie Henderson and Diane Schuur to name a few.


6:30PM – COTS Jazz Group

Returning this year a performance at 6:30PM by the jazz group, COTS Jazz Crew, whose
members consist of formerly homeless but talented musicians, who are turning their lives around.  COTS Jazz Crew will perform during the pre-concert receptions.


7:15 PM – Trinity Jazz Youth All-Stars



8:00PM –  Dennis Dotson Jazz Quartet – OPENING ACT
Leading off the evening’s performance at 8:15PM  is Dennis Dotson and his Jazz     Quartet.  Dennis Dotson brings to Trinity Jazz Festival his professional trumpeter for forty years along with his Jazz Quartet!  This will be an exciting opening act…don’t miss it.

9:00PM – FEATURED PERFORMER:  DIANE SCHUUR- American Jazz singer and pianist
Diane Schuur is an American jazz singer and pianist.  Nicknamed “Deedles”, she has won two Grammy Awards, headlined many of the world’s most prestigious music venues, including Carnegie Hall and The White House.

The Jazz Mass – Sunday, January 31st

The Sunday Jazz Masses (10:30AM & 1:00PM) will be held at Trinity Midtown, 1015 Holman in Houston. Sunday Jazz Masses are free and open to the public.

A Preview of Our 2016 Jazz Festival Lineup

Friday, January 29, 2016

VIP Dinner | 7:00PM
Featuring Composer, Pianist, Producer & Educator Mr. Paul English

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Saturday Performance | 9:00 PM

Grammy Award- winning vocalist and pianist, Diane Schuur & Special Guest | Dennis Dotson Quartet

Sunday, January 31, 2016


Jazz Mass | Jazz as Part of a Sacred Service | 10:30AM and 1:00PM

The public is very welcome and invited to attend this very special musical and spiritual presentation.