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Bill Saxton

Bill Saxton

Jazz New York, NY  US

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  • 2014

    Sep 14

    Harlem, NY, US | 3:30pm

    Charles turner, bill saxton Milton suggs vivan sessoms whitney marchelle sharp radway, theo hill

  • 2014

    Sep 14

    New York, NY, US | 12:00pm

    Abyssinian Jazz Vespers: Bill Saxton Bill Saxton was born in Harlem and attended NYC public schools. After graduating from The New England Conservatory of Music in Boston with a degree in Jazz Music, he went on to appear with and or record with jazz giants, such as Roy Haynes, Jackie McLean, Clark Terry, Nancy Wilson, The Duke Ellington Orchestra, The Count Basie Orchestra, Frank Foster, Carmen McRae, Mongo Santa Maria, Roy Ayers, Barry Harris, Tito Puente, Charles Tolliver, and others. Saxton also toured with the US State Department extensively in West Africa, also playing across Europe, Japan and the Caribbean. The White House honored him during Black Music Month, The Harlem Jazz Museum featured his life and The Library of Music at New York's Lincoln Center housed his induction as a Jazz Legend. Bill rejuvenated a historical jazz landmark when he opened "Bill's Place" in 2006. In 1927 during prohibition, the famous Swing Street, 133rd Street between Lenox and Seventh Avenues, was the "after hours" hangout for Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Moms Mabley, Langston Hughes, and the like. The popular speakeasy was home to Willie the Lion Smith on piano and a place in Harlem for the little known, young Billie Holiday. Bill's Place is now alive and full of the spirit of the jazz of the past, continuing the legacy of serious straight-ahead-jazz. Bill Saxton lives his African American heritage and represents Harlem at its best. He is Jazz. Guest Vocalists Vivian Sessoms Whitney Marchelle Charles Turner III Milton Suggs Doors open at 3:30 pm. Vespers at 4:00 pm. $20 General Admission; $10 Abyssinian Members, Seniors & Students (on site with ID); Free admission 18 and under

  • 2014

    Aug 30

    Long Beach, CA, US | 9:00pm
  • 2013

    Nov 14

    Minsk, BY | 8:00pm

    2013 Minsk Jazz Festival

  • 2013

    Nov 13

    Minsk, BY | 8:00pm

    2013 Minsk Jazz Festival

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