the deal the players
Get in Touch Some Other Time, The album the musicians
upcoming appearances

Straight Ahead's vocalist Heather Paterson has been named

Jazz Performer of the Year 2011 by The Sammons Center for the Arts in Dallas.

In earning this singular honor, she joins Straight Ahead pianist Neil Slater

who received that designation for the year 2007.

Hear Heather sing the title song from "Some Other Time,"
click here: for MP3 or here: for Windows Media Audio

And "Black Nile" with Walt Pearson and the band:
click here: for MP3 or here: for Windows Media Audio
The Straight Ahead Jazz Quintet® (SAJQ), led by Walter Pearson, has been playing straight ahead jazz in the Dallas area since 1987. The group performs standard and classic popular and jazz compositions with a style adaptable to club, concert, dancing and special event audiences, public or private.
The band plays regularly at corporate events, private parties, wedding receptions and at restaurant/clubs. It has performed at jazz festivals in Corpus Christi, Lake Texhoma, the Denton Arts and Jazz Fest, at the Dallas Jazz Society's Salute to Duke Ellington, and the Taste of Dallas in the West End. Other significant venues include the Sammons Jazz Series, Winstar Casino and The Dallas Museum of Art.
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Walt Pearson