Listen to an excerpt from our April Java Jazz show here.

Don Pope

A graduate of the Houston School of Performing Arts and touring professional, this Sax and Flute virtuoso makes his home now in Willis, Texas.  More about Don here.


Ino Garcia

Holding a degree in Trombone Performance and a Masters in Composition from Sam Houston State, Ino is a terrific player and highly sought teacher and session player.  


Uptown Jazz

Robbie Pope

A lifelong musician who grew up playing with his Dad Don, Robbie is a gifted bassist, guitarist and vocalist.  Learn more about Robbie here.

About the Band


Joe Burlison's

Joe Burlison

Joe formed Uptown Jazz in 2012.  He also performs every Suday with Dan Burkeen and Jason Barden at the Dosey Doe Big Barn.  Find out more about Joe's trio here.


Brian Fincher

Having just completed his Master's Degree from North Texas State, where he was lead trumpet in the One O'Clock band, Brian is a welcome addition and brings terrific talent to the stage.  A graduate of Sam Houston and Willis High School, Brian returns home to the group he started with 4 years ago. 

Jason Barden

This Memphis guitarist has found a home in Houston.  Holding a Masters in Jazz and Musicology from The University of Memphis, Jason has both taught and toured extensively.  Find out more about Jason here


Dan Burkeen

Holding a Bachelor's in Percussion from Sam Houston State University, Dan plays weekly with Joe and Jason at the Dosey Doe Big Barn, as well as anchoring Uptown Jazz.