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Horace Alexander Young

Instrument: Flute  AMT Products Used: AMT Z1 | AMT Z1 Studio | AMT Z1W – Shure

“Mr. Young performs on Jupiter X/O saxophones, Altus, DiMedici and Jupiter flutes and uses AMT microphones, SKB cases and Vandoren reeds, mouthpieces and ligatures exclusively. ” -Horace Alexander Young

Native Texan and current Washington state resident, HORACE ALEXANDER YOUNG is one of a select group of “triple threat” recording and touring artists who is equally gifted as an multi-instrumentalist (woodwinds, keyboards and percussion), vocal musician and composer. His varied experiences in these three disciplines have led to appearances on sixty-four (64) recordings and several international tours and performances with Sam “Lightnin” Hopkins, B.B. King, Bill Withers, McCoy Tyner Big Band, The Manhattans, Regina Belle, Johnny Kemp, Abdullah Ibrahim (a.k.a. Dollar Brand), Bubbha Thomas, Gerald Alston, Toots Thielemans, John Blake, Arnett Cobb, Jonathan Butler, Youssou N’ Dour, Onaje Allan Gumbs, McCoy Tyner, Nancy Wilson, Kenny Barron, George Coleman, Dwight Sills, Milt Hinton, Dave Liebman, Norman Brown, Don Menza, Marvin Stamm, Betty Carter, Mark Ledford, Kim Waters and countless others. Having performed in nineteen (19) countries across five (5) continents his saxophone, flute and vocal skills have thrilled audiences at major Jazz Festivals in Montreaux, Hamburg, Leipzig, London, Paris, The Hague, British Columbia, Berlin, New York, New Orleans, Tokyo, Houston, Seattle, Gent, Laverkusen and Glasgow. While operating primarily as a soloist, musical director and studio musician, his most notable achievements occurred in 1993 when he conducted the National Symphony of South Africa (NSO) in a nationally televised concert honoring South African composer-pianist Abdullah Ibrahim and became one of the first people of native African descent to conduct any orchestra in that country and the first Black American to do so.

Mr. Young serves as an Associate Professor of Music at Washington State University (Pullman, WA) where he teaches courses in Jazz Studies (History, Improvisation and Combos) and Music Business. He is in constant demand as an adjudicator and guest performer for numerous festivals and schools throughout the USA, Canada and abroad. In addition to maintaining an active performing and recording schedule, he performs as a member of the Dozier-Jarvis-Young Quartet. Horace’s current CD release, “Acoustic Contemporary Jazz” (on DESIGN RECORDS) was released in the USA on June 1, 2006 and enjoyed prominent rotation in various radio markets in the USA.

Mr. Young performs on Jupiter X/O saxophones, Altus, DiMedici and Jupiter flutes and uses AMT microphones, SKB cases and Vandoren reeds, mouthpieces and ligatures exclusively.

The Horace Alexander Young Groupe
(713) 817 3754
Website: www.horacealexanderyoung.com