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Steve Houghton

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Steve Houghton

Steve Houghton

Internationally respected as a jazz drummer, percussionist, clinician and educator, Steve Houghton first received acclaim at age 20 as a drummer with Woody Herman's Young Thundering Herd. Houghton has shared stage and studio with luminaries Diana Krall, Toots Thielemans, Christian McBride, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Freddie Hubbard, Lyle Mays, Billy Childs, Pat LaBarbara, Arturo Sandoval, Joe Henderson, and Maureen McGovern, with whom he tours today.

Houghton's discography as leader includes THE MANNE WE LOVE: GERSHWIN REVISITED (TNC), a recent release of John Williams' charts for big band and quintet recorded by Shelly Manne on Capitol in 1965; WINDSONG (SHPERC Records), REMEMBRANCES (Warner Bros.) and STEVE HOUGHTON (Signature). In total, Houghton enjoys more than 100 recordings to his credit as an included artist. As a percussionist, Houghton has performed with the Boston Pops, Philly Pops, and Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and frequently appears as a soloist with orchestras and wind ensembles.

Houghton's more than 20 composite educational publications include DO IT! PLAY PERCUSSION BOOKS 1 and 2 (GIA Publications), THE ULTIMATE DRUMSET CHART READING ANTHOLOGY (Alfred), and THE DRUMSET SOLOIST (Warner Bros.).

Houghton holds the academic positions visiting associate professor at Indiana University-Bloomington and visiting faculty member at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and is on faculty at the Henry Mancini Institute in Los Angeles. In addition, he presents clinics and master classes to students around the world. A member of Percussion Arts Society board of directors, Houghton is in his third year as chair of The Resource Team of International Association of Jazz Educators. Houghton endorses Pearl drums, Adams percussion products, Zildjian cymbals and sticks; Remo World Percussion products and drumheads.

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