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Houston Person Quartet

2011–2012 Hunt Real Estate Art of Jazz Series

Sunday, October 30, 2011, 2 pm

Houston Person. Photograph by Gene Martin.

$25 for Members
$29 for non-members

Pre-concert Conversation, 2 pm
“The Boss Tenor Tradition,” with saxophonist Kelly Bucheger
Concert, 3 pm

Saxophonist Houston Person wears the Boss Tenor crown in the tradition of jazz legends like Ben Webster, Gene Ammons, and Stanley Turrentine. A pioneer in the soul jazz movement of the 1960s (and an influence on Buffalo’s own Grover Washington, Jr.), Person has led a career that includes a storied thirty-year musical partnership with the late vocalist Etta Jones and more than seventy-five albums as a leader. Dubbed “the protector of soulful melody” by the noted critic Nat Hentoff, Person is a master of popular standards played with his trademark velvet-toned sound and bluesy, swinging feel. Classic, straight-ahead jazz at its best! 


Individual concert tickets are $25 for Gallery Members and $29 for non-members. Season tickets, for all four concerts, are available at a discounted rate of $90 for Gallery Members. Tickets can be purchased at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Admissions Desk or online at Concerts often sell out in advance of each performance, so please order tickets early to avoid disappointment.


AK café serves brunch on Sundays from noon to 3 pm. For reservations, which are highly recommended, please call 716.270.8223.

The 2011–2012 Hunt Real Estate Art of Jazz Series is supported, in part, by a generous grant from Hunt Real Estate. It is produced by Bruce Eaton and organized by the Gallery’s Education Department.

The Houston Person Quartet concert has been made possible, in part, through the generous support of The Weissman Family Foundation.

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