Monterey Jazz @ TSU: October 24-26, 2019

Monterey Jazz at TSU

About the Festival

Texas Southern University has partnered with the world renown Monterey Jazz Festival to bring a FREE Music Symposium on Thursday, October 24th featuring Monterey Jazz Festival Artist-in-Residence, Derrick Hodge. All Houston-based high schools, middle schools and community are invited to participate in this special event. 

  • Network with Professionals and Peers
  • Learn Insider Secrets in the Music Industry
  • Pick the brains of TSU faculty and industry professionals
  • Jam with your colleagues and spark life-long collaborations
  • Build the foundations of a career in the music industry
  • Audition for premier jazz performing and touring opportunities


Press Release


Artist-in-Residence Derrick Hodge

Students will have the opportunity to work with two-time Grammy Award winning bassist and Blue Note Records recording artist Derrick Hodge. Derrick has performed, written and/or recorded with such artists as Common, Robert Glasper, Kanye West, Quincy Jones, and Herbie Hancock. For more information on Derrick, check out We are extremely excited that he will be sharing his expertise with the Houston and TSU community.

Schedule of Events

Monterey Jazz @TSU Schedule
Thursday, October 24 – Artist Tools Morning (9:00 am – 11:00) Granville M. Sawyer Auditorium
Masterclasses on Performance Tools
Derrick Hodge, TSU Faculty, Area Professionals
  • Effective Practicing Techniques
  • Break-Out instrument specific masterclasses
  • Mastering your Craft
  • Effective Rehearsal Techniques
  • Writing a successful composition
11:00 - Lunch
Afternoon (1:00 pm  - 2:00 pm) Music Industry Secrets
Panel Discussion on Music Industry Secrets Featuring: 
Derrick Hodge, TSU Faculty, Area Professionals
  • Establishing a Revenue Stream
  • Branding & Marketing
  • Engaging Fans & Social Media
  • Streaming Your Music
  • Record Labels vs. Independent
  • Recording
Friday, October 25 – Open Recording Session LIVE Recording Session with Monterey Jazz at KTSU 
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