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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Northampton Jazz Workshop features guest tenor saxophonist Houston Person



Northampton Jazz Workshop features guest tenor saxophonist Houston Person 
Tuesday, June 20th, 7:30 to 8:30pm and again at 9:00-10:00pm
City Sports Grille at Spare Time Northampton, 525 Pleasant St. Northampton, MA.

This week we have a special treat in store for us all. The great tenor saxophonist Houston Person will be fronting to band for two sets; at 7:30 and then again at 9PM. As a result there will be no jam session. Houston is one of the most respected tenor players in world today, having recorded over 80 albums under his own name and appearing on many more as a sideman. He is most known for his sassy sound in the soul-jazz idiom but is a master of swing and bop and ballad for sure. He started recording and touring in the 60's and hasn't slowed down a bit, still traveling all over the globe making great music. This will be Houston's fifth appearance with us and we can't wait. Come early for good seats but again, there will two shows so hopefully we can accommodate everyone interested in hearing this master of the music.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houston_Person

Also, I am pleased to let you know that our hotel accommodations are now being provided by the Quality Inn and Suites, right next door to the club. Thanks to them and sales manager Dani Laflam for giving us a great rate and for helping to support live jazz.

Upcoming Guest Artists:
6/20 - Houston Person on tenor (shows at 7:30 and 9)
6/27 - Scott Mullett on tenor
7/4 - No Music - *** HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY ****
7/11 - John Clark on French horn
7/18 - Giacomo Gates on vocals
7/25 - Ron Murphy on vocals

No cover or minimum. City Sports Grille at Spare Time Northampton, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton, MA. 413-584-4830

For photos and videos of past NJW shows and related news, events and buzz, please see FB at: www.facebook.com/NorthamptonJazzWorkshop

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