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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Northampton Jazz Workshop features NYC tenor saxophonist Houston Person


WHAT: Northampton Jazz Workshop features NYC tenor saxophonist Houston Person
WHEN: Tuesday, October 2nd, 7:30 to 8:30PM followed by an open jazz jam session until 10:30 PM
WHERE: The City Sports Grille at Spare Time Northampton, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton

This week we have a very special treat for all of us. The great tenor saxophonist Houston Person will be fronting the 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 sixth appearance with us and we can't wait. Come early to get a good seat but do know we will be doing a second show. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houston_Person

Also, on drums with us this week will be another master on the drums, Jimmy Madison. Hope you can join us.

Upcoming Guest Artists:
10/2  -  Houston Person on tenor with Jimmy Madison on drums
10/9 -   Warren Chiasson on vibes with Jon Fisher on drums
10/16 - Michael Rabinowitz on bassoon
10/23 - Greg Abate on sax and flute
10/30 - Gary Smulyan on bari

The concert set starts at 7:30, followed immediately by the jam session until 10:30. $5 per person room charge for the concert set. City Sports Grille at Spare Time Northampton, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton, MA. 413-584-4830
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