JFS #144 The George Harper Interview




RIP George Harper

George had a notable and stellar career playing the Saxophone, Flute and Clarinet. He was inducted into the Savannah Coastal Jazz Association Hall of Fame in September, 2005 . Born in Savannah, Georgia he is both a composer and an arranger as well as a performer.

George has performed with Clayton Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Ray Charles, Curtis Fuller, Herbie Hancock, Hubert Laws, Luckman Jazz Orchestra, Jimmy Smith, Bobby Caldwel, Jimmy Cleveland, Barbara Morrison, Billy Higgins, Eric Heed, Harold Land Jr., Phil Ranelin, Buddy Ranelin, Buddy Childers, LaMont Johnson, Henry Franklin, Louie Spears, Kevin O’Neal and More. George has also performed for various schools in the LA Unified School District leading, the George Harper Ensemble, and featuring Jazz styles from Dixie Land to Contemporary. The National GRAMMY Concert Series for Children featured “The George Harper Saxophone Quartet” at Elementary schools in the LA Unified School District. The program included music and composers of various musical styles from Classical to Jazz.




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