Start CAPEBANK JAZZ @ THE POINT 2014 with Cathy Rocco with special guest Houston Person!
Sandi Pointe Ballroom 7:30 to 9 PM
Cathy Rocco – vocal, Houston Person – tenor saxophone
John di Martino – piano, Andy Lalasis – bass, Vic Stevens – drums
Resonance Records Recording Artist Cathy Rocco’s song interpretations are uniquely hers. A seamless blend that draws equally from myriad elements of jazz, Blues and Pop. She sings with deep convictions that embodies her beautiful spirit and dedication to her artistic vision. From the early age of ten, this Pittsburgh born singer pursued all aspects of the musical spectrum and landed in a special place that is hers alone. Cathy has performed in many arenas, from theatrs to intimate clubs, both domestically and internationally. Diversified in her choice of music, she has recorded and worked with some of the most notible and talented musicians and producers. This culminated into her recent CD entitled “You’re Gonna Hear from Me”, exhibiting the versatile and full range of her interpretive talents. Living in Brigantine, NJ, this classically trainted pianist finds herself enjoying all aspects of her musical journey. Cathy will be releasing a new CD in early 2015.
Houston Person grew up in Florence, South Carolina, and remembers his parents listening to lots of music at home, including jazz. First playing piano before switching to the tenor sax at age 17, he went on to study music at South Carolina State College (where he is included in the school’s Hall of Fame), and later pursued advanced studies at Hartt College of Music in Hartford, Connecticut. As a member of the United States Air Force Band stationed in Germany, he played with Eddie Harris, Cedar Walton, and Don Ellis, later working as a sideman for organist Johnny “Hammond” Smith in the mid 1960s. Person built his reputation as a leader with a series of soulful recordings for Prestige in the ‘60s. However, for a large part of his career he was best know for his legendary partnership with the great vocalist Etta Jones, which lasted over 30 years until her death in 2001. Recently he has performed with vocalist Barbara Morrison, the great Ernie Andres and in the past has worked with Ernestine Anderson, Della Griffin and Dakota Staton.