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Friday September 01, 2017

From NPR Music

Houston’s Jazz Envoys Describe A Vibrant Scene Deluged, And Worry For Its Future
By: Nate Chinen

“I have maybe hundreds of family members in Houston,” said Moran, who among other things is the artistic director for jazz at the Kennedy Center. “Nearly all of them are, miraculously, OK. But I have so much concern about how the city rebuilds after this. And it’s not only physically, but psychologically — the trauma of having all this water inundate a livelihood. Kind of like what we saw happen with Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. These are bastions of southern creativity that could, all of a sudden, be washed away”…

“Jazz musicians in the city play everywhere,” said Moran. “They play at the restaurant, they play at the church, they play at the bar. Or the theaters downtown, like the Wortham. And people live all over the city”…

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