Steve Houghton is one of the most versatile percussionists in the business. Be it big band, small combo, fusion, or orchestra, Houghton has amassed an unusual amount of professional experience. After studies at North Texas State University, Houghton began his professional career with the Woody Herman Band at the age of 20. Since then, he has performed and recorded with an impressive list of players including Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Billy Childs, Scott Henderson, Jeff Berlin, Lyle Mays, and Carl Fontana. Steve is a highly sought-after clinician and enjoys a busy and exciting studio schedule in Los Angeles, recording music for TV, movies and jingles. Houghton is also on the board of directors of the Percussive Arts Society and co-chairman of the International Association of Jazz Educators. He endorses Pearl/Adams, Zildjian, Calato, Innovative Percussion, and Remo products.