Thu, May 22, 2014
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2014-05-22 7:00 pm
Donald Harrison w/ the Berklee Quartet at The Side Door Jazz Club
On Thurs May 22 – The Side Door presents Donald Harrison's Berklee Quartet – 860-434-0886*
“Masters on the Road” is a program featuring the music of a guest master musician as the focus of a Berklee ensemble course. Coursework is led by a faculty member familiar with the artist's music. The semester culminates in several rehearsals and performances on the road, with the guest artist leading and featured.
Alto saxophonist, faculty member, and Berklee alumnus Jim Odgren has performed with Gary Burton, Antonio Sanchez, Michael Brecker, among others. He selected and has been rehearsing students to perform with Donald Harrison.
Alto saxophonist Harrison, a 1981 Berklee alumnus, is a New Orleans-born traditionalist, a modern jazz trendsetter, a former Jazz Messenger, a nurturer of young talent, a composer, and a bandleader. A kind of Crescent City Renaissance man, Harrison has performed with a musical who’s who that includes Art Blakey, Dr. John, Digable Planets, Lena Horne, and Miles Davis, to name just a few. An artist in residence at Tulane University, Harrison’s most recent recording is "This Is Jazz: Live at the Blue Note," with Billy Cobham and Ron Carter, and New Orleans Gumbo with Dr. John.
Donald Harrison - saxophone, Santiago Bosch - piano, Osmar Okuma - bass, Darryl Staves – drums
*tickets are non refundable - $10 food/bev minimum not incl. in cover.
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St