Steve Houghton

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Internationally respected as a jazz drummer, percussionist, clinician and educator, Steve Houghton first received acclaim at age 20 as a drummer with Woody Hermanís 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.

Houghtonís discography as leader includes The Manne We Love: Gershwin Revisited (TNC), a recent release of John Williamsí charts for big band and quintet recorded by Shelly Manne on Capitol in 1965; Windsong (SHPERC Records), Remembrances (Warner Bros.) and Steve Houghton Signature (Mesa-Bluemoon). 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.

Houghtonís 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 position of visiting associate professor at Indiana University-Bloomington 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 Percussive 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, sticks and mallets and Remo World Percussion products and drumheads.

Steve Houghton joined the IU School of Music faculty full-time in 2004 after serving as a visiting faculty member since 2000. An internationally acclaimed jazz drummer, percussionist, clinician, author, and educator, he teaches in the Departments of Percussion and Jazz Studies.

In addition to teaching drumset and rhythm master classes, he manages the jazz combo program, which gives students the opportunity to play one-on-one. He continues to teach at the Henry Mancini Institute in Los Angeles in the summers.

Professor Houghton initially received acclaim at age 20 as the drummer with Woody Hermanís Young Thundering Herd. Since then, he has shared stage and studio with luminaries Diana Krall, Toots Thielemans, Freddie Hubbard, Lyle Mays, Billy Childs, Pat LaBarbara, Arturo Sandoval, Joe Henderson, and Maureen McGovern, with whom he tours today.

His discography numbers more than 100 recordings, including: The Manne We Love: Gershwin Revisited, a recent release of John Williamsí charts for big band and quintet, initially recorded by Shelly Manne on Capitol in 1965; the Steve Houghton Quintet Live at the Senator; Windsong; Remembrances; and Steve Houghton. As a classical percussionist, Professor Houghton has performed with the Boston and Philadelphia Pops orchestras, as well as with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. He frequently appears as a soloist with numerous orchestras and wind ensembles throughout the world.

As an author, Professor Houghton has published more then 20 composite educational tools, including Jazz Directorís Guide to the Rhythm Section (Alfred Publications), The Ultimate Drumset Chart Reading Anthology (Alfred), Playing and Teaching Percussion (GIA), and The Drumset Soloist (Warner Bros.). He was recently featured in an article published in the Modern Drummer (2003) entitled, "The Thundering Drummers of Woody Herman."



Music:

Title Genre Level Price
Signature Series-Steve Houghton CD $15.00
Windsong CD $15.00



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