A very distinctive trait of New York/Boston-based jazz pianist Kevin Harris is his desire to constantly grow, evolve, improve, and advance. Harris plays a distinctive combination of traditional and contemporary music that seeks to celebrate the musical influences of Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis intersecting with J.S. Bach, Scott Joplin, and the folkloric African rhythms of the Caribbean.
Harris has performed at renowned national and international venues such as the Blue Note clubs in New York, Boston, Milan and Beijing, New York’s Smalls, Mezzrow, and 55-Bar, Copenhagen’s JazzHus Montmartre, and Boston’s Wally’s Jazz Café to name a few. His ensemble has also participated at Havana’s Jazz Festivals in Cuba, Panama Jazz Fest, Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy, Winter Jazz Fest in Denmark, Lima Jazz Fest in Peru, Levontin Fest in Israel, Catania Jazz in Italy, and various festivals in the USA.
He is founder/leader of the Kevin Harris Project. One of the captivating elements of the KHP is the level of comfort and understanding the players have with one another as they dive into soulfully expressive conversations and playful exchanges of ideas.
This show was recorded at Wally’s Jazz Cafe in Roxbury, Massachusetts.