Billy Harper

Billy Harper's unique music creativity was first noted in Houston, Texas, where, at age 5, he was singing at sacred and secular functions and participating in choral and solo singing events. By age 14, he formed his first Billy Harper Quintet while a student at Evan E. Worthing High School. Graduating cum laude, he went on to study saxophone and music theory at North Texas State University and received his Bachelor of Music degree. He continued graduate studies at NTSU and became a member of their “big band.” That year, 1965, the University's big band won first prize at the Kansas Jazz Festival.

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Albums

Cast the First Stone
Cast the First Stone
Plus Loin Music
2011
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Blueprints of Jazz, Vol. 2
Blueprints of Jazz,...
Talking House Records
2009
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If Our Hearts Could...
Victor
1997
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Somalia
Victor
1995
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Black Saint
Victor
1993
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Jon & Billy
Victor
1992
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Videos

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