|Birth Day:||August 17, 1961|
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He began playing the saxophone at age four and the piano at age two and went on to major in music at North Texas State University.
Everette Harp was the youngest of eight children. His father was a minister and his mother played the organ. Gospel music was one of his earliest influences. He started playing jazz in middle school at Marshall Junior High under the tutelage of drummer Buddy Smith. He attended the High School for Performing and Visual Arts in Houston under the direction of Robert "Doc" Morgan", then North Texas State University as a music major in the early 1980s. While there he joined Phi Beta Sigma. Working as an accountant for a short time, Harp played in local Houston bands, most notably a jazz/funk group called The Franchise which released an album locally with the first recording of Harp's "There's Still Hope" in 1987.
In 1988 he moved to Los Angeles and toured briefly with Teena Marie and then Anita Baker. Two years later George Duke signed him to a contract with Capitol Records to record with his group 101 North. Bruce Lundvall of Blue Note Records signed Harp to a solo contract before the group album was released. Harp's album was produced by Duke and released by Blue Note in 1992.
Harp appeared at the Montreux Jazz Festival as a featured guest artist presented by Duke. He appeared every week on The Arsenio Hall Show. His appearance on Sax by the Fire, produced by John Tesh, led to his performing on the theme song for Entertainment Tonight, produced by and starring Tesh. He also played on the theme song for Soul Train and shared the stage with President Bill Clinton at the Arkansas Ball in 1992.
Harp collaborated with guitarist Chuck Loeb and keyboardist Jeff Lorber and formed a group Jazz Funk Soul. The trio has released two studio albums, Jazz Funk Soul in 2014 and More Serious Business in 2016. Loeb died of cancer on July 31, 2017, at the age of 61.
Currently, Everette Harp is 60 years, 1 months and 2 days old. Everette Harp will celebrate 61st birthday on a Wednesday 17th of August 2022.
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