Everette Harp began to play the piano as a toddler and at the tender age of 4 he discovered the saxophone. As his father was a minister and his mother a pianist/organist, his first love was gospel music. Jazz he discovered in high school and later he studied music. For a time, he played in local Houston bands, but moved to LA in 1988. Soon he toured with Teena Marie and Anita Baker. In 1990, George Duke, Harps idol and later his friend and mentor, signed him to a production deal, and another two years later a record deal followed. His first album, produced by Duke, was a great success. Soon after, Harp appeared at festivals, amongst them also Montreux, and in tv shows. The list, enclosing the celebrities he has already performed with, is long: Chaka Khan, Kenny Loggins, Marcus Miller, Joe Sample, Aretha Franklin, Al Jarreau, Dionne Warwick, The Pointer Sisters, Billy Joel, Patti Labelle, Luther Vandross and many more. This list also encloses Europeans, e. g. Peter Maffay. And with Eros Ramazotti, Everette toured the world in 2009 and 2013.


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