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The Steve Houghton Quintet

About this Artist

Internationally renowned jazz drummer, percussionist,

clinician, author, and educator STEVE

HOUGHTON initially received acclaim at age 20 as the

drummer with Woody Herman’s Young Thundering Herd. Since then

he has shared stage and studio with luminaries Clay Jenkins,

Toots Thielemans, Christian McBride, Toshiko Akiyoshi,

Freddie Hubbard, Lyle Mays, Billy Childs, Pat LaBarbara,

Arturo Sandoval, Joe Henderson, Karrin Allyson, and Maureen

McGovern, with whom he tours today. As a band leader,

Houghton’s discography includes The Manne We Love:

Gershwin Revisited (TNC); a recent release of John

Williams’ charts for big band and quintet, initially recorded

by Shelly Manne on Capitol in 1965; the Steve Houghton

Quintet Live @ the Senator (Jazz Compass);

Windsong (SHPERC Records); Remembrances

(Warner Bros.); and Steve Houghton Signature


As a classical percussionist, Houghton has performed with

the Boston and Philadelphia Pops orchestras, as well as the

Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. He frequently appears as a soloist

with numerous orchestras and wind ensembles throughout the


Steve Houghton is currently associate professor of

percussion at Indiana University-Bloomington, and is on

faculty at the Henry Mancini Institute. In addition to his

academic duties, he presents yearly clinics and master

classes to students around the world.