Joel Harrison on the Musician's Show

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Tune in tonight from 6-9 PM to hear guitarist, composer, arranger, vocalist, and songwriter extroardinaire Joel Harrison. Harrison was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship in 2010, and has released over 16 albums as a leader since 1995. He is also a winner of the Jazz Composer’s Alliance Composition Competition, in addition to receiving awards and grants from Chamber Music America, Meet the Composer, the Flagler Cary Trust, NYSCA, New Music USA, and the Jerome Foundation. Harrison is interested in stretching the boundaries of Jazz, and in Harrison’s 2011 project, Search, he explores compositional modes of contemporary composers like John Adams, Charles Ives, and Olivier Messiaen in compositions for a septet of modern jazz’s finest instrumentalists. He is also interested in world music from Africa and Asia. Tune in tonight to hear him in conversation with Ben Garber.