Willowridge Jazz Concert
Apr 28, 2019, 3:30 PM
Willowridge High School, 16301 Chimney Rock Rd, Houston, TX 77053, USA
KTSU Smithsonian Masterworks Workshop and Concert
Mar 18, 2019, 7:30 PM
The Hobby Center For Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002, USA
Founder Vel Lewis on Great Day Houston TV Show
Mar 18, 2019, 9:00 AM – Mar 22, 2019, 10:00 AM
Airs on KHOU-TV Channel 11 Houston
“STEAMtheBlock” in H-Town is an avenue of The STEM Foundation program to add the Arts into our regular Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math programming. Once or twice a year, SteamtheBlock introduces inner-city youth and their families to arts experiences that they wouldn’t normally attend or be comfortable in such a setting. To engage youth more, they have designed a “Youth Talent Expo” that is conducted in an American Idol format with some celebrity judges.
SteamtheBlock has collaborated with other non-profits from LA, DC, TN, GA and South Africa to spend a week engaging in STEM activities with kids and then climax the week with a concert called “STEAMtheBlock” in whatever block of America or country they are in. This time, SteamtheBlock took place in H-Town!
Performance at Sugar Land Auditorium
Dulles High School students perform on stage with Vel & Larry Braggs - Jan 20, 2017
Inauguration of Mayor Yolanda Ford
I am very thankful to Mayor Yolanda Ford for the honor to perform for her inauguration. This was truly a historic event. Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees member Jim Rice summed it up nicely. I will paraphrase:
Here we are for the Inauguration of the first female, Afro-American Mayor of Missouri City, TX, taking place during Black History Month at Thurgood Marshall High School - a school named in honor of the first Afro-American to hold a seat on the highest court in the land - Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
Holiday Jazz Concert
Thurgood Marshall High School Band members performed on a "Holiday Jazz Concert" with Vel Lewis and his band, with special guest Innervision Records Recording artist Dean James — with Marquell Taylor, Kiara Moore, Dr. Ogechi Uwaga-Sanders, Cameron Hodrick, Vel Lewis, Kendon Fields, Dr. Charles Dupre, K'Niya Brewley and Dean James Jazz at Thurgood Marshall High School
Christmas Jazz Extravaganza At The Garden
Featuring F2F Music Foundation founder and professional Hammond Organist, Vel Lewis, along with his friends, saxophonist and composer Tom Braxton and Jazz Saxophonist, Kyle Turner