Thales Thomas “Skipp” Pearson, South Carolina’s ambassador of Jazz Music, played professionally for the first time at the age of 14, leading his first commercial band at age 15.
Upon completion of his formal education, Pearson spent 4 years in the United States Air Force. An enlisted man, with a distinguished military career, Pearson also performed professionally throughout the United States and in Western Europe while faithfully serving his country.
Saxophone Colossus, The State Newspaper, Sunday, February 12, 2006 by Otis R. Taylor, Jr., staff writer
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