Houston Person


Sunday, December 14, 2014
5:15 pm - 9:00 pm


Houston Person wears the Boss Tenor crown, worn so long by Gene Ammons. Houston is busy working his own gigs, booking tours, finding new clubs, having phone numbers for every major concert promoter on every continent. He even produces his own albums. His first big break came while working as a sideman with organist Johnny ‘Hammond’ Smith and his group, co-led by Etta Jones. Houston’s working relationship with Ms Jones began in 1973 and lasted for thirty years, until her passing in 2001. Earlier, while serving in the Army overseas in Germany, he played with Eddie Harris, Cedar Walton and others. His philosophy of jazz: “Well, it’s uplifting and important, a release and a relief. You always want that dance feeling. That’s what it is, jazz.”

PJS is thrilled to welcome Houston Person back to our stage!

Event Location and Ticket Information

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PJS Jazz Society at First Presbyterian Church
199 North Columbus Ave
Mount Vernon, NY 10553
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Sunday, December 14, 2014
Times: 5:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Ticket pricing:

- $22.00 General Admission

Presenter: PJS Jazz Society, Inc.
Presenter Phone: 914-667-0823
Presenter Website: www.pjsjazz.org

Sponsor Message

PJS Jazz Society presents the best in jazz every Second Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, September through April. Young Musicians opening set from 5:30-6:00 pm. Two Headliner sets from 6:30-9:00 pm. Concerts are held in a cabaret setting. Additional parking available at the Holmes School (next to the First Presbyterian Church on Columbus Avenue).
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