The Larry Slezak Hammond Organ Band will once again be performing at Ovations, July 31st. Please join us for a night of great jazz music and fun.
See you there!
Time: 8:00 PM
Ovations Night Club
2536 Times Blvd. Ste B
Houston, TX 77005-3225
Phone: (713) 522-9801
Larry Slezak will be performing at Cezanne this Saturday night , July 17,
at 9pm. He will be joined by Andrew Leinhard on piano, Thomas Helton on bass, and Joe
Slezak on drums. Please come out and enjoy the band!
4100 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006-4936
Jazz Saxophonist Larry Slezak was born in Manhattan in 1946. He gravitated to the saxophone after hearing Bill Doggett’s hit recording of “Honky Tonk.” Growing up in New York afforded him the opportunity, while still in his teens, to hear all the great musicians live: from Armstrong to Ellington and Basie. He was drawn to the music and was working professionally by the time he was 14.
Since relocating to Houston in 1973, Slezak has mastered the entire reed instrument family and has performed in the orchestras for Johnny Mathis, Liza Minnelli, Burt Bacharach, Tony Bennett, Joe Williams, and countless others. He also performs with the Houston Symphony and Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, and he teaches saxophone and applied jazz studies at Rice University, where he directs the Rice Jazz Ensembles.
Slezak brings an assured swing, a warm soulful tone, and a wealth of experience to No Worries, his first CD as a leader, which was released by Houston’s Tierra Studios on November 25, 2008.
He is joined on the recording by the Larry Slezak Quartet and by his B3 Hammond Organ Band¬: veteran guitarist Clayton Dyess, bassist Thomas Helton, pianist and organ player José-Miguel Yamal, vocalist Sheri Lavo, and Larry’s son Joe Slezak on drums.
“The band is playing the kind of music people don’t get to hear that much anymore,” says Slezak, who first played with a B3 at the age of 15. “Small-group jazz is to American music what the string quartet is to classical music.”
For more information, visit www.larryslezak.com.
Larry Slezak – No Worries
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 24, 2008HOUSTON TENOR SAXOPHONIST & EDUCATOR LARRY SLEZAK
DEBUTS ON CD WITH “NO WORRIES,” TO BE RELEASED BY TIERRA STUDIOS NOVEMBER 25