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Hotel Derek's Guide to The Houston International Jazz Festival

One of the perks of living in a cosmopolitan city is the amazing number of great events happening all the time around the city. This week, our spotlight's on the Houston International Jazz Festival, a 3-day event that focuses on providing a unique cultural program that exposes Houstonians to musicians from outside the United States.

The festival begins with a kick-off party at 9pm on Friday, August 2nd just steps from Hotel Derek at Sak's 5th Avenue's 51fifteen Lounge (located inside the fabulous Galleria), and includes Saturday events at the Bayou Music Center and Houston's Wortham Theatre. For the perfect Friday evening on the town, grab dinner in drinks at VIN Bar before hitting Sak's for the kick-off party! 

About the event: (Source: Visit Houston, Texas)

The Houston International Jazz Festival presents the most exciting Jazz artists from around the world, bringing a diverse mix of styles to Houston. It has established its place among notable events as thousands of loyal fans turn out the first week-end of each August. Enjoy the Battle of The Brass Bands and the SJW All-stars. 

The event's all-star lineup includes Sheila E, Jonathan Butler, Elan Trotman, performing collectively as the "Soul of Summer" in addition to student performers known as the Summer Jazz Workshop All-Stars and local returning acts such as the Texas Brass Band and Nicaraguan-inspired jazz by Yelba Heaton Roman. First-time festival performers include the energetic Los Skarnales band, and fusion rock and soul artist, Sydnee-Jane. 

Visit Houston International Jazz Festival online for more information.  

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