Houston Person

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Saxophonist
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Date of Birth November 10, 1934
Place of Birth Florence, South Carolina
Age 86 years old
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Houston Person

Houston Person is an American jazz tenor saxophonist and record producer. Although he has performed in the hard bop and swing genres, he is most experienced in and best known for his work in soul jazz. He received the Eubie Blake Jazz Award in 1982.

Born: November 10, 1934, Florence, South Carolina, U.S.
Genres: Jazz, soul jazz, swing
Occupation(s): Musician, songwriter, bandleader, producer
Instruments: Saxophone
Labels: Prestige, Westbound, Mercury, Savoy, Muse, HighNote, Telarc
Associated acts: Etta Jones

About Houston Person

1982 Eubie Blake Jazz Award winner, known for his soul jazz aesthetics. He worked as both a bandleader and a sideman for artists like Billy Butler.

Houston Person Before Fame

He attended South Carolina State College and went on to perform in a United States Air Force service band in West Germany.

Achievement of Houston Person

He has recorded more than seventy-five albums as a bandleader over the course of his life.

Houston Person Family Life

He was born and raised in South Carolina.

Associations of Houston Person

Person has recorded with many vocalists, including Lena Horne.

Information related to Houston Person

  • Mainstream jazz saxophonists
  • Soul-jazz saxophonists
  • South Carolina State University alumni
  • Post-bop saxophonists
  • Swing saxophonists
  • HighNote Records artists
  • Hard bop saxophonists
  • Muse Records artists
  • Prestige Records artists
  • American jazz tenor saxophonists
  • Musicians from Newark, New Jersey
  • Savoy Records artists
Latest information about Houston Person updated on April 16, 2021.

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