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Mayor Turner keeps the tradition of conducting and awarding the students of the Summer Jazz Workshop alive at The Houston International Jazz Festival Mayor’s Scholarship Jazz Brunch!

HOUSTON, TX, – August 4th will mark the start of the 27th Annual Houston International Jazz Festival, hosted by Jazz Education, Inc. The Mayor’s Scholarship Jazz Brunch, a favorite of festival attendees held at the Wortham Theater on Sunday, August 13th, that featured Mayor Sylvester Turner as the Conductor of the Summer Jazz Workshop All Star Orchestra.

By providing Houstonians and lovers of Jazz a fun, music-filled weekend, the festival supports music education for young musicians through programming hosted by Jazz Education, Inc. year-round. Guests experience concerts and parties featuring artists and bands from around the world, while keeping the history and legacy of Jazz alive.

On Sunday, August 13th, attendees gather to witness the works of the Summer Jazz Workshop All Star Orchestra, at which scholarships are given to workshop participants, is a highlight of the festival. Keeping with tradition and following in the footsteps of former mayors, Mayor

Turner will join the orchestra as the Guest Conductor. In years past, Mayors Lanier, Brown, White and Parker have also conducted and presented former workshop students with college scholarships.

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