Theresa Grayson on Sax
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Theresa Grayson on Sax

Houston, Texas, United States | SELF

Houston, Texas, United States | SELF
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"Although It's All About You is Theresa Grayson's first solo album, the saxophonist is not new to the music world."

"The album's strongest moments definitely come from the original songs. The title track, one of the most soulful on It's All About You, is a standout, along with "Close Your Eyes" and "Spend My Life." "
— Ebonie Ledbetter, SoulTracks
- SoulTracks


Theresa Grayson "It's All About You"



Theresa is a Texas original born in Tyler and raised in Houston. She was exposed to music at the early age of four and learned to play all the woodwind instruments, the piano and guitar. At the age of eight, Theresa formed an unbreakable bond with the saxophone which led her to receiving accolades for her outstanding musicianship all through grade school. Theresa further developed her love of music when at the age of 12 she began playing for the church. It was in that dynamic she learned the soulful texture of gospel music which ingrained in her playing style.

Theresa further honed her skills and developed a greater passion under the tutelage of internationally known instructors/musicians Chuck Nolan, Dr. Woody Witt and Dr. Rod Cannon of Sam Houston State University and North Texas University. It was at the university she earned a degree in music performance and jazz studies. Theresa continued her love and knowledge of music by continuing her education and earning two master’s degrees with an emphasis in music education and leadership. She is currently working on her doctorate degree.

Theresa’s performances have been described as eclectic and cutting edge. Her unique sultry sound is inspired by great jazz legends Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Stan Getz and Grover Washington Jr. She performs more than jazz in her concerts also including other genres of music such as Gospel, Pop, Rhythm and Blues, Calypso, Latin and Classical.