Houston Person at Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center For The Performing Arts

ODU Arts uploaded this event on October 2, 2018

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Mon, April 15, 2019
7:30 pm

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Houston Person
Houston Person

saxophone, tenor

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He’s one of the best . . . He’s got bull chops!
– Dizzy Gillespie

Houston Person knows the music business inside out, from booking his own tours to producing his own albums. As eclectic as he is talented, Person has recorded everything from disco and gospel to pop and r&b, in addition to his trademark, soulful hard bop. After years as producer and house tenor for HighNote Records and touring with the late Etta Jones, Person is now known as a master of popular songs played in a relaxed, highly accessible style reminiscent of the great Ben Webster.

Person grew up in Florence, South Carolina, and remembers his parents listening to lots of music at home, including jazz. First playing piano before switching to the tenor sax at age 17, he went on to study music at South Carolina State College (where he is included in the school’s Hall of Fame), and later pursued advanced studies at Hartt College of Music in Hartford, Connecticut. As a member of the United States Air Force band stationed in Germany, he played with Eddie Harris, Cedar Walton, and Don Ellis, later working as a sideman for organist Johnny "Hammond" Smith in the mid 1960s....

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Sep19Thu
Houston Person Quartet
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$30 - 30
Sep19Thu
Houston Person Quartet
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New York, NY
$30 - 30
Sep20Fri
Houston Person Quartet
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New York, NY
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Sep20Fri
Houston Person Quartet
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New York, NY
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Sep21Sat
Houston Person Quartet
Jazz Standard
New York, NY
$30 - 30
Sep21Sat
Houston Person Quartet
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New York, NY
$30 - 30
Sep22Sun
Houston Person Quartet
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New York, NY
$30 - 30
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