Donald Harrison

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Donald Harrison

American jazz saxophonist from New Orleans, Louisiana add

Category: Music

Born in 1960.

Countries: United States (90%), (10%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Terence Blanchard, Phil Bowler, Jazz

Linked to: Berklee College of Music, Southern University, The Congo Square Nation Afro-New Orleans Cultural Groups




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Donald Harrison was born in 1960 add something


He played with Roy Haynes, Jack McDuff, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Terence Blanchard and Don Pullen in the 1980s add something


Terence Blanchard - His family and famous musician teachers speak of a disciplined youngster who matured alongside the Marsalis brothers and saxophonist Donald Harrison to become a leader in the important 1980s jazz resurgence


Terence Blanchard - With Blakey and as co-leader of a quintet with saxophonist Donald Harrison and pianist Mulgrew Miller, Blanchard rose to prominence as a key figure in the 1980s Jazz Resurgence


Phil Bowler - He played in a quintet with Donald Harrison and Terence Blanchard in 1984-85, touring in Europe with Benny Golson


He played with the re-formed Headhunters band in the 1990s add something


Phil Bowler - From 1990 to 1997 he played in another group led by Donald Harrison, and worked with Jackie McLean in 1997-99


In 1991 he recorded "Indian Blues," which captured the sound and culture of Congo Square in a jazz context add something


In 1994 Harrison created the "Nouveau Swing" style of jazz, add something


The group, which has recorded two cds, was started in 2001 and has made appearances worldwide add something


Harrison was chosen as the "person of the year" by "Jazziz" magazine in January 2007 add something


In 2016 Harrison recorded his first orchestral work with The Moscow Symphony Orchestra add something


He followed up the piece for the MSO by writing new classical orchestral works for the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, The New York Chamber Orchestra and The Jalapa Symphony Orchestra in 2017 add something