Houston Person

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Birthday
10, 1934
Birthplace
Florence, SC
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
10, 1934 (age 83)
Birthplace
Florence, SC

About

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.

Before Fame

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

Trivia

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

Family Life

It was rumored for many years that Person was married to Etta James, but in reality they were just very close musical collaborators.

Associated With

Person has recorded with many vocalists, including Lena Horne.