Horace Alexander Young
Distinguished freelancer, arranger and composer
Horace Alexander Young is one of a select group of triple threat” recording and touring artists who is equally gifted as an multi-instrumentalist (woodwinds, keyboards and percussion), vocal musician and as a highly skilled composer/arranger. His varied experiences in these three disciplines have led to appearances on over eighty (80+) recordings and several international tours and performances with such artists as Sam Lightnin Hopkins, B.B. King, Freddy Fender, Bill Withers, Regina Belle, Abdullah Ibrahim (a.k.a. Dollar Brand), Toots Thielemans, Youssou N’ Dour, Mark Ledford and Donnie McClurkin. Currently, he holds the position of Clinical Associate Jazz Professor of Saxophone and Jazz History at Washington State University. Mr. Young previously served as Chair of the Contemporary Music Program at Santa Fe University of Art and Design (Santa Fe, NM) and Interim Director of Jazz Studies at Texas Southern University where he conducted the Texas Southern Jazz Experience Big Band and the Joe Sample Jazz Orchestra (with Artist-In-Residence, Joe Sample). Mr. Young‘s recent recordings are found on the Pacific Coast Jazz label.