Thursday 10/15 to Sunday 10/18
Set Times: 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM
Saxophonist, bandleader, composer, singer, actor, costume maker, custom furniture designer & builder, and educator: New Orleans native Donald Harrison, Jr. is a true renaissance man of contemporary American culture. He’s gigged and/or recorded with a roster of boldface names ranging from Lena Horne to Eddie Palmieri; and mentored such next–generation stars as Christian Scott and Trombone Shorty.
In 2012, Harrison’s album Quantum Leap explored new concepts in time, harmony, and melody, melding cutting–edge jazz with New Orleans funk. “…One of the most confident and convincing improvisers in jazz today.
The boundary–leaping New Orleans alto saxophonist’s distinctive broad–toned sound is immediately recognizable as his own, regardless of the environment in which it is being heard, be it bebop, hard bop, New Orleans R&B or funk. Harrison has managed to forge his variegated influences and extensive experience into a uniquely personal style.” (AllAboutJazz.com)
Joining him on this engagement will be two of the most sought after trumpeters in the world, Claudio Roditi (10/15 & 10/16 only) and Terell Stafford (10/17 & 10/18 only).
Donald Harrison – alto saxophone, vocals
Claudio Roditi – trumpet (10/15 & 10/16 only)
Terell Stafford – trumpet (10/17 & 10/18 only)
Detroit Brooks – guitar
Zaccai Curtis – piano
Max Moran – bass
Joe Dyson – drums