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Billy Harper

Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Born: January 17, 1943    

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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  • Cast the First Stone

    Plus Loin Music
    2011
    BUY
  • Blueprints of Jazz, Vol. 2

    Talking House Records
    2009
    BUY
  • If Our Hearts Could Only Sing

    Victor
    1997
    BUY
  • Somalia

    Victor
    1995
    BUY
  • Black Saint

    Victor
    1993
    BUY
  • Jon & Billy

    Victor
    1992
    BUY
  • Knowledge Of Self

    Victor
    1979
    BUY
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Cast the First Stone
Plus Loin Music (2011)

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