Barry Harris – Jazz Pianist, Composer and Educator

Enter here to listen, to learn, to understand To give and to grow…for to Heighten and enlighten the minds Of all is the challenge and towards this goal we will Strive in oneness

Barry Harris is an Internationally renowned Jazz Pianist, Composer and Teacher. Dr. Harris has devoted his life to the advancement of Jazz and in the 1980’s founded the Jazz Cultural Theatre. For the past several decades Dr. Harris has been an exponent of the classic Jazz style that was developed by Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk and Coleman Hawkins.

Dr. Barry Harris receives frequent requests to appear as a guest lecturer by Universities and various musical venues all over the world. His lectures and interactive instrument and vocal workshops focus on the complete aspects of music including improvisation, harmonic movement and theory. His schedule includes lectures in the United States, Holland, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and Japan. When he is not traveling, Dr. Harris holds weekly music workshop sessions in New York City for vocalists, students of piano other instruments.

Dr. Harris inducted into the American Jazz Hall of Fame for lifetime achievements & contributions to the world of Jazz

Lifetime Achievements Award For Contributions To The Music World from the National Association of Negro Musicians

Living Legacy Jazz Award Presented at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing in Washington D.C.

Special Presidential Award Recognition of Dedication and Commitment to the Pursuance of Artistic Excellence in Jazz Performance and Education