Q from Bootleg Like Jazz the Podcast

Q talks resources for Artists and Entrepreneurs, trends amid pandemic and will we return to normal

In this installment of Bootleg Like Jazz, Q covers topics ranging from recent trends amid the Coronavirus, resources for Artists, Small Businesses and other economically impacted individuals and organizations and how the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing to ask questions about what is essential vs. non-essential. Resources: National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) Small Business Administration: https://www.sba.gov/ Houston Arts Alliance COVID-19 resources: https://ready.haatx.com/covid-19 Music by: Matthew Hartnett “No Patience” from the album “Southern Comfort” Director of Cinematography: Alex Q Owner of Bold Media

Music by: Matthew Hartnett “No Patience” from the album “Southern Comfort”

Director of Cinematography: Alex Q Owner of Bold Media

God Body Bingo on Bootleg Like Jazz

God Body Bingo – Rapper, Songwriter and Dreamer

Proudly hailing from the Northside of Houston, Texas, Still Dreamin’ Entertainment’s own God Body Bingo brings a breath of fresh air to the hip hop scene with his powerful voice, witty lyrics, crowd pleasing flows, and his overall versatility. A rising star in the music scene in Houston, TX, God Body Bingo aims to reach the masses with good music and serve his community any way he can. Allow me to introduce: God Body Bingo!

Recorded at The Barron Collective Houston, TX

Music by: Matthew Hartnett from “Southern Comfort”

Director of Cinematography: Alex Q

Executive Producer and Host: Q

Q from Bootleg Like Jazz the Podcast

Bootleg Like Jazz – A critique on wealth, social justice and looking rich vs. actually being rich

In this latest installment of Bootleg Like Jazz, Q critiques the web series hosted by Anthony ONeal. Offering a perspective built on anthropological rhetoric, current events and a wealth of knowledge, BLLJ delivers compelling insights on the state of black culture, financial independence and combating social injustice. Leave a comment and let us know what you think. Don’t forget to subscribe and turn on notifications!!!

Director of Photography: Alex Q of Bold Media

Music by: Matthew Hartnett from the album Southern Comfort “No Patience” and “Thursday Night”.

Recorded at The Barron Collective in Houston, TX.

Upcoming: Q discusses wealth, entrepreneurship and looking rich vs. being rich

Videography by: Bold Media (Alex Q) recorded at Barron Collective Houston, TX. Music by Matthew Hartnett.

Tomorrow, Bootleg Like Jazz will air a new episode pontificating on topics such as: privilege, education and financial literacy. If these topics resonate with you then subscribe, comment and share!

Have you subscribed yet? Well, you should and you should do it now! Thank you.

Videography by: Bold Media (Alex Q) recorded at Barron Collective Houston, TX. Music by Matthew Hartnett

BLLJ : Would you want to know?

With the recent news that NBA legend Kobe Bryant, Gianna Bryant and 7 other passengers passing away in a helicopter crash Sunday, conversations about our mortality can be heard from street corner to office rooms. Some compare this to the death of many notable celebrities such as: Michael Jackson, Prince and John Lennon just to name a few. Still, the shock of how sudden it occurred plus the blundering of the information being leaked added to the suspense of the day. We were on the edges of our seats.

This moment brings up many feelings and emotions. Pain, grief, anger, confusion. We want answers. Folks look for understanding and rationale but come up empty. We wonder and wonder until before long we’re putting ourselves in their shoes. We try to empathize. Imagine what could be going through their minds. This moment prompts the question: would you want to know the date of your death? Would you want to know when you were going to die?

What are your thoughts? Leave a comment and use #bllj

Genesis Evans on Bootleg Like Jazz discussing New York fashion week, Entrepreneur life and her Garifuna roots

Genesis Evans and Q at Cuchara Restaurant

Genesis Evans was born in New Orleans, LA and currently resides in Houston, TX. She was crowned Ms. Honduras Houston and as a result has participated in multiple pageants. In October 2017 she was crowned Miss Teen Turismo Model Universe and in 2018 Genesis represented Honduras at Miss Lumiere International World in Singapore and Malaysia.

Genesis Evans, Q at Cuchara Restaurant

In 2019, Genesis directed and organized the first Miss Raices Fashion Show in Houston to fundraise for an orphanage in Honduras. Although Genesis was born in the United States, her maternal and paternal grandparents originated from Garifuna communities in Honduras. She is the owner of Genesis Modeling Agency where she coaches and directs other models.

Cuchara restaurant
View from the front door.
Setting up #entrepreneurlife

Should I live abroad?

Podcast alert 🚨🚨🚨- I personally believe everyone should travel abroad but should everyone live abroad for a short time period. Checkout part 1 of my series about living abroad. Don’t forget to subscribe and consider supporting me at http://www.patreon.com/bllj

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Bootleg Like Jazz | Bethany Rose | Singer Songwriter and Piano Player

Bethany Rose is a fast-rising Los Angeles based singer, songwriter and piano player. One unique feature about Bethany is that she composes and sings in both English and Spanish. She draws her inspiration from R&B and gospel music as she grew up listening to some key singers in that regard. Bethany gives her music a distinct blend by adding elements of Latin instrumentation and jazz.

Climbing the ladder of her career, Bethany has performed alongside notable artists such as Lupe Fiasco, Leo Dan, Yolanda Adams, Dionne Warwick, Mary J. Blige, Guy Sebastian, Amber Riley, Jessica Sanchez, Kristin Chenoweth, Chris Mann, Jordan Smith, and a host of others. She has indulged in a number of vocal recordings as a contributory artist in musical acts such as Childish Gambino’s “Awaken My Love” and TV shows such as “Army Wives” and “Glee”.

In her recent musical involvement, she teamed up with Ivan Castro who is a Los Angeles based producer to revamp her original R&B song, “Goodbye” by creating the salsa version. The revamping of this song has given it some soulful features coupled with a modern feel. The “Goodbye” song was originally released in December, 2018 as it was available for worldwide distribution. Bethany plans a release of her debut EP Album which will be due for release in 2019.

Written by: Emily Rand, Bethany Rose and Q

Nigerian Cultural Parade and Festival in HTX, Bilingualism and Jollof Rice

Co-Host Queen Bre
Q, Queen Bre and Linda Anukweum in the studio. Video available on YouTube at Bootleg Like Jazz
From left to right Jhayne Udoewa and Linda Anukweum

Mark your calendars and pull out your best! It is about the Naija Experience and the community is ready to serve it in the most flamboyant way possible. Akwa Entertainment will present the Ekombi dance and the incomparable, award-winning Ross S. Sterling Raider’s Marching Band will bring a vibrant sound preview anticipating their own homecoming! Other participating groups include: Rice University-African Student Association, ASA Festival, Greater Owerri Community, Oto-Umuokpu Anambra State Organization, Akwa Ibom Young Professionals, University of Houston-Nigerian Student Association, Imo State University Alumni, Zumunta Association (Hausa), Umu Igbo Unite, Osogbo Progressive Union, Ihitte USA Houston and Ndi Ichie Cultural Club. 

Wazobia African Market, the largest African Store in the state of Texas will be bringing a taste of home! Rain or shine, Downtown Houston will experience the Naija Takeover. This event is brought to you by our Presenting Sponsor and Community Partner, Wazobia African Market and Host Sponsors, MAJORITY and Zainob+MathewCreate. For more information, please visit http://www.nigeriaculturalparade.com for more information and to RSVP for free. #naija#59houston 


Culturally Naija is committed to address the needs and enhance the positive image of the Nigerian community in the United States. WeLEAD, Inc., a non-profit 501(c )3 organization that strives to empower the next generation through cultural and educational exchange. 

MEDIA CONTACT: Linda Anukwuem Sir Jerold La Beaux info@weleadinternational.com jeroldlabeaux@yahoo.com PH: 832.452.7784 PH: 713.370.STAR (7827)

Host Q

Music by Idyll Green

Leslie Contreras Schwartz talks her work as Houston’s Poet Laureate, mental health awareness, and When They See Us her new book

Leslie Contreras Schwartz

Leslie Contreras Schwartz is the fourth Houston Poet Laureate, serving from 2019-2021. She is a multi-genre writer whose book, Who Speaks for Us Here, is scheduled for spring 2020 publication with Skull + Wind Press. Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Gulf Coast, Anomaly, The Missouri Review, The Collagist, [PANK], Iowa Review, Verse Daily, and the anthology Xicanx: 21 Mexican American Writers of the 21st Century (University of Arizona, 2022), among others. She is also the author of Nightbloom & Cenote, (St. Julian Press, 2018).

leslie c schwartz

A multi-genre writer from Houston, Schwartz’s work examines the individual versus public bodies and documents lived experiences and narratives of those usually silenced, such as people with mental illness, sex workers, women who are trafficked, or children in custody.



Music by: Idyll Green

Terrell Wayne discusses new music from jazz icons, his Hendrix inspiration and dress code gone wrong in public school

Use the hashtag #BLLJ and tell me your favorite Miles Davis or John Coltrane album or song. #BLLJ

I struggle between Bitches Brew and Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis and Love Supreme by John Coltrane.


Terrell Wayne discusses new music from jazz icons, his Hendrix inspiration and dress code gone wrong in public school.

Pitchfork and NPR are great places to go to hear new music from Miles Davis and John Coltrane on the Bootleg Like Jazz Podcast.

Music by Idyll Green

Video available at Bootleg Like Jazz on YouTube : https://youtu.be/EJhroNxI8pc

Use the #bllj and tell us your favorite Miles Davis or John Coltrane song, album and collaboration.

Gumbo Session Part 2 – Cultural nuisance, French lessons and thoughts on travel


Cultural nuisance is my description of the conversation between race vs. ethnicity. Why do we use race? Why not ethnicity? Which one reflects our collective cultural identity?

Listen to Gumbo Session Part 2 and dive in with Terrell Wayne as he discusses his thoughts on the topic. Race is as American as baseball, hot dogs and white privilege. Race is an American construct created to oppress and convince the world that black is sub-human. Ethnicity promotes labeling people based on culture, customs and habits.

Traveler vs. Tourist mentality is a school of thought adopted by many people who live, study and travel abroad. Valuing cultural capital over pomp and hype, a Travelers mentality aims to invest in true exchanges amongst foreign cultures. Travelers benefit from authentic cuisine from the stoves of locals, experiences in spaces that are relevant to the natives and a different perspective.

Music by: Idyll Green

Richie_Mike_MBK and Exhibition | Chris Legier from Show 1002 Job rejection email

Richie Mike was born and raised on the southwest side of Houston, TX. Bless, on the founders of My Brothers Keeper 713, was one of the foundational inspirations for Richie Mike to start his rap career. He has been rapping now for 5 years. He is working on his songwriting and recording skills daily. Richie Mike is a visionary recording artist who is also an amateur aspiring producer.


Chris Legier

Show 1,002 is a talk show geared around the issues of daily life that matters to all regardless of race, gender, religious affiliation, political identity, education, socio-economic status or orientation. We talk about the issues that unites us as human beings. This show’s purpose is to stimulate one’s mind. At the end of the show each listener will say to themselves….

“Hmmm…I never thought about it like that.”

IG: @ChrisLegier

Website: Show1002.com

Music by: Idyll Green ; https://soundcloud.com/idyll-green

Chris Legier

Blaze X Black – N.A.S.W.C., Influences and Is Rock AND Roll for Black People

Blaze X Black is a hip hop/rock duo from Houston, TX. We’ve established a firm local fan base in our city and surrounding areas. Our awe-inspiring shows and signature sound is elevated by our live performance band. We’re no strangers to hard work and as you can tell from our accolades listed below we’ve established a respectable and marketable (bankable) brand.

  • 2016 Houston Press “Band of the Year”
  • Official SUPERBOWL 51 2017 performers
  • House of Blues residency
  • Bar 5015 residency
  • August 4th proclaimed as “BLAZE X BLACK DAY” in the city of Houston (every year)
  • Sponsorship with Essentia Water.
    -Sponsorship with Jameson Whiskey
    -Sponsorship with Stolen Rum
    -Sponsorship with Pit Viper sunglasses
    -Southern fried chicken fest
    -Saint Arnold’s Brewing 25th Anniversary
    -Karbauch Brewing October Fest 17/18

Below are links to more info about us.



@blazexblack on IG

Music by: https://soundcloud.com/idyll-green