Saxophonist, bandleader, composer and Big Chief of the Congo Square Nation, Donald Harrison Jr.has been named "one of the most important musicians of the new millennium" by CBS Sunday Morning. He is the originator of the Nouveau Swing style, which merges jazz with modern R&B, New Orleans second-line music, hip-hop, Afro-New Orleans cultural group traditions, and reggae rhythms.
At age 19, Harrison began working with Roy Haynes, by 20 with Jack McDuff, and by 21 joined Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. A few years later, he co-led a band with Terence Blanchard that had an enormous impact on the development of the "neo-conservative" movement in jazz. Harrison Jr. has also worked with other notables including Lena Horne, Spike Lee, Eddie Palmieri and hip-hop groups such as Guru's Jazzmatazz, The Notorious BIG, and Digable Planets. The New York Times raves, “Mr. Harrison turned out to be one of the most musicologically literate jazz players to come out in ages!”
Most recently, Harrison Jr. was named one of the 2022 NEA Jazz Masters, the highest US jazz award, joining fellow honorees Stanley Clarke, Billy Hart, and Cassandra Wilson.
Tonight, he presents the Donald Harrison Jr. Music Omniverse, featuring:
Donald Harrison Jr - saxophones
Shea Pierre - piano
Chris Severin - bass
Thomas Glass - drums
+ Special Guests TBA +
Shows at 7:30pm & 9:30pm Doors at 7:00pm & 9:00pm
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