When funk first developed, exploding onto the scene, Reggie was there--not as an observer, but as a 13 year-old saxophonist playing his first professional gigs with legendary New Orleans keyboardist David Batiste Sr. and The Gladiators, widely accepted as one of the preeminent and pioneering bands of funk. Reggie's education continued on the bandstand--with musicians like Dave Bartholomew, The Neville family, and Dr. John--while he also studied formally with musical giants like Edward "Kidd" Jordan, Johnny Fernandez, Danny Barker, and Alvin Batiste--the latter of whom learned at the knee of legendary musician Sidney Bechet, referred to by Duke Ellington as "the very epitome of jazz."
Now one of the most accomplished saxophonists playing today, Reggie Houston has shared the stage and studio with some of the biggest names in music like Ray Charles, Peter Gabriel, and members of The Rolling Stones.
And when Reggie Houston's Crescent City Connection brings the funk, they lay it down on black satin sheets and make it blush! The Crescent City Connection features some of the region's finest funk musicians like Ben Jones on bass, Tyrone Hendrix on drums, and Michael Elson on keys.
Shoot--Friday the 13th ain't no thing, y'all! Come on down to The Jack London Revue and get your funky voodoo on with Reggie Houston's Crescent City Connection!