The Holiday Inn, Norwich City Airport
Saturday 4th May to Monday 6th May 2013
Contact: Norwich Jazz Party, 43 Whitlingham Hall, Kirby Road, Trowse, Norwich, NR14 8QH
Tel:01603 620287 - E-Mail:- firstname.lastname@example.org
Houston Person (Saxes - USA)
Person grew up in Florence, South Carolina, and first played piano before switching to tenor sax. He studied at South Carolina State College (where he was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in 1999).
In the United States Air Force, he joined a service band stationed in West Germany, and played with Don Ellis, Eddie Harris, Cedar Walton, and Leo Wright. He later continued his studies at Hartt College of Music in Hartford, Connecticut.
He first became known for a series of albums for Prestige Records in the 1960s. He spent many years with Etta Jones as her musical partner, recording, performing and touring, and for much of his career this association was what he was best known for. They first met playing in organist Johnny Hammond's band.
There are more than 75 albums recorded by Houston Person as a leader, on Prestige, Westbound, Mercury, Savoy, and Muse Records, and he is currently with HighNote Records. He has recorded with Charles Brown, Bill Charlap, Charles Earland, Lena Horne, Etta Jones, Lou Rawls, Horace Silver, Dakota Staton, Billy Butler, Richard "Groove" Holmes and others.
HE'S ONE OF THE BEST...HE'S GOT BULL CHOPS!" - Dizzy Gillespie
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Houston Person does not have a web site at present