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Billy Harper's 81st Birthday Celebration

Billy Harper's 81st Birthday Celebration

The incredible Billy Harper leads his legendary quintet while celebrating his 81st birthday! Two shows at 7pm and 9pm, livestream passes and student tickets are available!

Freddie Hendrix, trumpet
Billy Harper, tenor saxophone
Francesca Tanksley, piano
Michael Bowie, bass
Aaron Scott, drums

“A luminary figure in post-bop” – The New York Times

One of the most original and significant saxophonists of the past 50 years, Harper has a distinctive sound and approach that is purely his own. Over the years, he’s worked with Art Blakey, Max Roach, Gil Evans, Elvin Jones, Lee Morgan and, most recently, the Cookers.

The San Francisco Chronicle says, “he is a soul of sensitivity and intelligence, as well as of explosive, majestic passion.”

“His viscous, chocolaty tone and depth-charge bursts from the bottom of his range [are] a stark contrast to the current trend for a post-bop homogeneity of tone in the newer generation of saxophone sounds,” reports JazzWise.

Tickets: $35 / $10 students
Attendees receive a link to the recording to view for one week.

Streaming passes: $15
The link will be sent out 15 minutes before the show and will remain active through March 30

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Event Details

Saturday, March 23, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday, March 23, 2024, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM


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