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Allan Harris Quartet

Aug 13, Sunday - 5pm
Jade Leaf Stage

The musical odyssey of Allan Harris visits a wide range of influences, including swinging jazz, rich R&B, sumptuous balladry, wailing rock, rumbling blues and even a playful touch of Brazilian music.

With a deeply resonant baritone/tenor voice that is soulful, richly expressive and flawless in both intonation and phrasing, Harris displays a total command and fluency while on stage.

Brooklyn-born and Harlem-based, Harris’ 20 year career has covered a broad range of contexts, all netted together within the rich territory of the jazz tradition. He has performed on a worldwide stage that has taken him to prestigious international festivals and halls in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, as well as the 2012 Olympics in London. At home, he has toured nationally at festivals and top venues, including New York’s Lincoln Center and D.C.’s Kennedy Center.

Harris has received numerous awards, including the New York Nightlife Award for “Outstanding Jazz Vocalist” (which he won three times), the Backstage Bistro Award for “Ongoing Achievement in Jazz,” the Harlem Speaks “Jazz Museum of Harlem Award,” and the DownBeat Critic’s Poll Award for “Rising Star Vocalist.”

Nobody’s Gonna Love You Better (Black Bar Jukebox Redux) is his eleventh release, following on the heels of the highly acclaimed 2015 album Black Bar Jukebox. It’s is a bold statement that builds upon the entire breadth of Harris’ already esteemed reputation, demonstrating his enormous versatility within the full scope of his highly creative musical vision.

With a deeply resonant baritone/tenor voice that is soulful, richly expressive and flawless in both intonation and phrasing, Harris displays a total command and fluency while on stage.

Brooklyn-born and Harlem-based, Harris’ 20 year career has covered a broad range of contexts, all netted together within the rich territory of the jazz tradition. He has performed on a worldwide stage that has taken him to prestigious international festivals and halls in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, as well as the 2012 Olympics in London. At home, he has toured nationally at festivals and top venues, including New York’s Lincoln Center and D.C.’s Kennedy Center.

Harris has received numerous awards, including the New York Nightlife Award for “Outstanding Jazz Vocalist” (which he won three times), the Backstage Bistro Award for “Ongoing Achievement in Jazz,” the Harlem Speaks “Jazz Museum of Harlem Award,” and the DownBeat Critic’s Poll Award for “Rising Star Vocalist.”

Nobody’s Gonna Love You Better (Black Bar Jukebox Redux) is his eleventh release, following on the heels of the highly acclaimed 2015 album Black Bar Jukebox. It’s is a bold statement that builds upon the entire breadth of Harris’ already esteemed reputation, demonstrating his enormous versatility within the full scope of his highly creative musical vision.


Personnel

Allan Harris, guitar and vocals
Joe Warner, piano
Tomoko Funaki, bass
Tim Angulo, drums

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