• ATTENTION: The Hobby Center Box Office will be closed Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28 for the Memorial Day holiday.

Upcoming Shows

Music Doing Good



Music Doing Good is an organization inspired by the artists that compose it. Our talented ensemble of local, national and international singers, songwriters and performance artists have a unique breadth and passion for the music we create, and are committed to use that music to do good in the world. Drawn to our mission of Philanthropy Through Music, our season offers concerts that deliver diverse musical perspectives. Whether you fancy R&B, acoustic guitar, jazz, classical or Broadway, we've probably got you covered. Because we custom tailor our shows, no two are alike! And while each individual musical facet shines on it's own in the spotlight, the cumulative effect of the entire evening is a deeply rewarding and dazzling experience.

2012 Season

Music Doing Good launches the second annual Jazz series at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. In collaboration with Delfeayo Marsalis, of the famed New Orleans Jazz Family, this series showcases some of the most revered Jazz musicians in the country. The proceeds of each concert benefit Music Doing Good in Schools, an innovative, interdisciplinary, musical-arts, after-school enrichment program for students ages 7 to 18 who want to take their skills to a higher level. Designed to enlighten, motivate and stimulate student creativity using a diversified approach to music, this unique approach brings together music, dance and theater to support core curriculum learning such as math and science in a challenging, interactive and engaging environment where students work in harmony to create a live musical production that is presented at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. The entire Jazz Series also takes place at the Hobby Center, 800 Bagby, 77006.

Jazz Pazzports are available to offer a discount to audience members who buy the entire season of four (4) concerts. Single Jazz Pazzports are $75 and Double Jazz Pazzports (2 tickets) are $135. Special Jazz Pazzports are also available for seniors and educators, as well as for students. Tickets are available by visiting www.thehobbycenter.org or by calling 713.315.2525.

Jazz Series

All Performances will take place at Zilkha Hall at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.

Reserve your season tickets now and secure the best seats at the best prices.

  • Party Like It's Mardi:
    Friday, Jan 27, 2012
    Pre-Show Party at 7 pm; Performance begins at 8 pm

    Grab your friends, hop aboard the float, throw some beads, have some King Cake, sip a Hurricane and just party like its Mardi celebrating the grand spirit of Mardi Gras. Music Doing Good director of Jazz and trombonist, Delfeayo Marsalis, gathers his crew of legendary Jazz musicians including saxophonist "Preacherman" Mark Gross, Jazz –all star drummer, Adonis Rose, along with Big Chiefs Gerard Bo Dollis and Big Chief Smiley Ricks to lead the parade. Don't hesitate to don your beads and costumes and bask in the rich traditions, bold sounds and elation that come from this cherished event. All ticket sales benefit Music Doing Good in Schools outreach program, Musical Instrument Aid and Scholarship Fund.
  • Branford Marsalis and Joey Calderazzo Duo:
    Friday, Mar 23, 2012
    Pre-Show Party at 7 pm; Performance begins at 8 pm

    Nine-time Grammy® Award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis and pianist Joey Calderazzo have mesmerized audiences with their passionate and profound collaboration since they took the stage together at the Newport Jazz Festival in 2009. This performance is comprised of selections from their latest CD release, Songs about Mirth and Melancholy. The duo rose out of the Marsalis quartet, creating music that is intimate and elevates each artist to another level. The intricate interplay between the piano and saxophone create a brilliant and captivating conversation. Don't miss the opportunity to see magic of Marsalis and Calderazzo live!
  • Now You Has Jazz - Music Doing Good in Schools Outreach Program:
    Thursday, May 10, 2012
    Performance begins at 7:30 pm
    Final Concert and Scholarship Presentation for students and parents

    The culmination of a 12 – 14 week after school, musical-arts enrichment program, Now You Has Jazz, shines the spotlight on elementary, middle and high school students who apply their learned skills to a Jazz-themed ensemble performance. The program enables kids, in an engaging and inspiring way, to gain real-world knowledge of a professional artistic experience, leadership, problem solving and collaborative skills that increase self-respect and confidence. This evening is sure to inspire and uplift the audience, students and parents alike. All proceeds of ticket sales benefit Music Doing Good in Schools outreach program, Musical Instrument Aid and Scholarship Fund.
  • Homegrown Houston:
    Friday, May 11, 2012
    Pre-Show Party at 7 pm; Performance begins at 8 pm

    Music Doing Good presents Houston's Homegrown Jazz, showcasing the brightest local jazz stars as well as welcoming home Houston artists who have gained notoriety both nationally and internationally. In celebration of teacher appreciation month, Music Doing Good will recognize the tireless efforts of teachers across the city (special discounts apply for teachers). All proceeds of ticket sales benefit Music Doing Good in Schools outreach program, Musical Instrument Aid and Scholarship Fund.
Ticket Information

Tickets can be obtained for individual performances or the entire series. Order your tickets or season subscription today and don't miss a moment of the stimulation, inspiration, and excitement.

Tickets are general admission only. Tickets can be purchased directly through The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts or by calling The Hobby Center box office at 713.315.2525.

To learn more about Music Doing Good, gain a deeper understanding of our mission and vision for the Houston arts community, learn about our outreach programs and educations opportunities for you and your family, or to donate to our organization, please visit our website at www.musicdoinggood.org.