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Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Born: January 17, 1943

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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Music

Featured recording “Cast the First Stone”

Cast the First Stone

Plus Loin Music
2011
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    Cast the First Stone

    Plus Loin Music
    2011
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    Blueprints of Jazz, Vol. 2

    Talking House Records
    2009
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    If Our Hearts Could Only Sing

    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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    Knowledge Of Self

    Victor
    1979
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