Saxophonist/vocalist Paula Atherton Plus Special Guest Rippington's Keyboardist Bill Heller at Home Restaurant

Blue Plate Radio Entertainment uploaded this event on August 28, 2014


Home Restaurant
1114 Main St.
Branford, CT


Sat, October 18, 2014
8:00 pm



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PAULA ATHERTON has loved music all her life and first became active in grade school in the chorus as well as picking up flute in fourth grade. After getting an alto sax in her teens, her attention turned to jazz. She gleaned much of her playing fluidity from studying the phrasing and techniques of everyone from singer Billie Holiday to saxophonist Lester Young. PAULA ATHERTON studied with some notable teachers in the Lennie Tristano “school of players,” and practiced countless hours a day, as she still does today. Ultimately her influences swing between a wide range of players including Charlie “Bird” Parker, Lee Konitz, Cannonball Adderley, Phil Woods, Michael Brecker, David Sanborn and Bob Mintzer....

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