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Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Social: 10:00 AM, Program: 10:30 AM

St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church
Sparky's Jazz Express

Sparky Koerner returns for our first HSLBA program of our 2018-2019 year with his “Jazz Express.” Mark your calendars – September 12, 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church (note the new meeting location), 18300 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay, Texas.

Sparky Koerner and his “Jazz Express” are one of the most highly respected musical groups in the Galveston / Houston Texas area. They can be heard in restaurants, local clubs, parties, wedding receptions, social gatherings and any occasion where good musical entertainment is desired. They have a wide repertoire of music that can be performed for any occasion. The Sparky's Jazz Express has a great following of listeners who have been known to support Sparky’s music no matter where they perform.

Sparky’s Jazz Express was formed when Sparky moved to Galveston in 1980 to work for the Galveston Arts Center. The group developed a reputation for playing at a professional level. They have been one of Galveston’s favorite groups for the Galveston Historical Foundation, The Texas Sea Port Museum, The Lone Star Flight Museum, Haak Vineyard & Winery, The City of Galveston, Texas City Arts Festival and at various University of Texas Medical Branch functions over the years. The band performed at the Chelsea Wine Bar entertaining the NASA crowds as a house band during 2009-10. They have also performed at the Kemah Jazz Festival. The “Jazz Express” performed on the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat dock in Galveston during their Dinner/Dance Cruise from 1985-1995. His group will perform a variety of jazz pieces from early Dixieland, Big Band, Latin Bossa Nova, and others and give us a chronological historic perspective of American’s own music form – jazz.

St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church is on Upper Bay Road a few blocks from NASA Road 1 just a little way past our previous meeting location.


The Houston Symphony League Bay Area (HSLBA) is a dream realized by Fran Strong and Selma Neumann, the first presidents.

Chartered in 1976 under the auspices of the Houston Symphony, its mission is to promote music appreciation and enrichment.

HSLBA presents music programs for all students in CCISD elementary schools.

Membership is open to anyone who wants to enjoy, support or promote the music of the Houston Symphony. Guests are always welcome.

For further information about monthly meetings contact us at 713-724-4961.