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Performance | Houston Jazz Collective

The Houston Jazz Collective (HJC) presents a specially curated pan-Africanist jazz fusion concert inspired by the exhibition, Amoako Boafo: Soul of Black Folks.

The HJC will explore the origins of African art and music in a special presentation featuring the artwork of Ghanaian artist Amoako Boafo. Jazz was born of the African diaspora blending ancient rhythms of West Africa with harmonies of the New World. This tradition will inform the program, featuring Afrocentric works by Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Mongo Santamaria’s iconic Afro Blue, the Jazz Crusaders, and original compositions by the HJC that will take you on a Pan-African cultural voyage.

During trombonist Andre Hayward’s fifteen-year tenure at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Wynton Marsalis gave him the moniker, “Big Butter” to describe his tone and “buttery” technique. A Grammy nominated musician and winner of the Thelonious Monk Competition, Hayward will be joined by percussionist Milton Comeaux, four-time Grammy winner bassist Tim Ruiz, and the NOLA Resistance jazz pianist Darrell Lavigne.

There will be a reception immediately following the performance in honor of the exhibition, HOUSTON, SIE HABEN EIN PROBLEM! Learn more about the reception here.

Location and Accessibility

This event will take place in CAMH’s Brown Foundation Gallery, located on the upper level of the Museum. Social distancing and face masks are encouraged to be worn throughout the event. Please review CAMH’s safety protocols here. For questions or concerns regarding safety or accessibility, please contact

Ticket Information

RSVPs are encouraged as seats are limited. Walk-ins will be accepted, but seats will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis and availability of space in the gallery.


About the Houston Jazz Collective

The Houston Jazz Collective is the brainchild of Shelley Carrol and Andre Hayward. Its mission is to enrich and expand the jazz community through performance, education, and advocacy. The Collective takes on many forms but strives to always feature a luminary artist in the jazz world.