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 and 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 Los Angeles 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, through Capitol Records, and two years later Everette got a solo deal with Blue Note Records. His first album, produced by Duke, was a great success. Soon after, Harp appeared at the Montreux Jazz Festival. He had got the ball rolling, appeared in television shows and also had the distinct pleasure of sharing the stage with newly inaugurated President Bill Clinton. The list, enclosing the celebrities he has already performed with, seems endlessly: Chaka Khan, Kenny Loggins, Marcus Miller, Dianne Reeves, Joe Sample, Aretha Franklin, Al Jarreau, Dionne Warwick, The Pointer Sisters, Neil Diamond, Billy Joel, Patti Labelle, Luther Vandross and and and. AND: This list also encloses European (Eros Ramazzotti) and German celebrities (Peter Maffay): With Ramazotti, he toured the world in 2009 and 2013 and with Maffay he has been touring and recording with since 2014.
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