Join Bob Morgan for "DocFest" on Fri, Dec 29 @ 7:30pm at HSPVA's Denney Theatre

Join fellow Illini Bob Morgan on Friday, 12/29/17 at 7:30 PM at HSPVA's Denney Theatre for the 4th Innaugural "DocFest", a reception/concert/jazz session celebrating the life and career of Dr. Robert Morgan, HSPVA Director of Jazz Studies, 1976-1999.

Houston Illini Club's Dr. Robert Morgan is humbled that, in 2013, two of his HSPVA ex-students, Chris Walker (’86) and Tamar Davis (’98), established something called “DocFest,” an annual concert/reunion/jam session in his honor. The first three editions of DocFest were highly successful, and, Opus 4 is fast-approaching! – Fri., Dec. 29; 7:30 pm; Denney Theatre, HSPVA.

Here’s a concert rundown: 

  • Bob Morgan's very good friend, Marvin Stamm (from New York), MC and trumpet soloist
  • Helen Sung/Chris Walker/Eric Harland Trio
    Helen (HSPVA ’89), piano; Chris, bass; Eric (’94), drums
  • David Craig Quartet
    David (’86), bass; Warren Sneed (’78), sax; Khabu Doug Young (’86), guitar;
    Daleton Lee (’99), drums
  • Bob James Quartet
    Bob, piano/keyboards; John Calderon, guitar; Chris Walker, bass; Patrick Williams, drums
    Bob was scheduled to perform a benefit “bonus concert” for DF on Sept. 1, but, that also
    was eliminated by Hurricane Harvey. He graciously agreed to join us on Dec. 29 as a
    replacement date!


  • ’17 HSPVA Combo during pre-concert reception (6:45; Commons)
  • Post-concert jam session (Commons): typically features alumni, but all welcome! (backline provided)

Very important; during concert, inducted into the HSPVA JAZZ HALL OF FAME:

  • David Craig
  • Eric Harland
  • Helen Sung

Tickets ($ 25 – 100) available via the DF website:  Primary beneficiary is the Helen and Bob Morgan Scholarship Fund at New York’s New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music (which is dedicated to graduates of HSPVA!).

Bob hopes to see many Illini on 12/29. Please note that you do NOT need be a Houston Illini Club member to attend this event, which is open to all. We look forward to seeing you!

If you live out-of-town, please consider a contribution (tax deductible), also via website.  Any amount welcome!

Friday, Dec. 29, 2017  7:30 pm
Denney Theatre (HSPVA)
4001 Stanford; Houston, TX  77006
Tickets available via the DF website: