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SHELLEY CARROL INDUCTED INTO HSPVA JAZZ HALL OF FAME

 

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ROBERT GLASPER INDUCTED INTO HSPVA’S JAZZ HALL OF FAME

 

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Scott Gertner inducted into HSPVA’s Jazz Hall of Fame

  Scott Gertner, class of ‘77, was inducted in the HSPVA Jazz Hall of Fame by the DocFest board on September 22, 2018 at the DocFest Benefit concert in the Denney Theatre starring Gerald Albright. His nameplate now shares the wall in the jazz department at HSPVA  with distinguished alumni like Jason Moran and Eric Harland. SCOTT GERTNER’S BIO

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Jazz Scholarship

Upon the opening of New York’s New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music (NS/J) in 1986, there was an immediate bond between NS/J and Houston’s High School for Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA), thanks to the outreach of NS/J’s founding artistic director, Arnie Lawrence (1938 – 2005). Largely due to Mr. Lawrence’s efforts, HSPVA bassist Chris Walker was a member of NS/J’s very first … Read More Jazz Scholarship

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Learn more about HSPVA

The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA), recently renamed Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, is a public high school in Houston, Texas, and is part of the Houston Independent School District, the seventh-largest school system in the nation. Its founding, in 1971, can be traced to the keen visions of two legendary educators: • Ruth Denney, Founding … Read More Learn more about HSPVA