SAX MASTER HOUSTON PERSON AT EUBIE BLAKE CENTER SEPT. 22

by Rusty Hassan. Houston Person’s Big Beautiful Sound Houston Person is certainly carrying on the tradition of the big tenor sound created by his early influences Illinois Jacquet and Gene Ammons. Although he has recorded prolifically and traveled extensively, he still, as the cliché goes, deserves wider recognition. | Read more>> Read more

Ready, Able and Intent at Eubie Live!

by Trish Hennessey When I arrived at the Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center at 847 N. Howard Street, I didn’t feel the air-conditioning. June 13th was decidedly summer-like, and the thought crossed my mind that there were going to be some seriously sweaty musicians at this jam! | Read more>> Read more