June 10, 2018
Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm
Bronx-born-and-raised trumpeter Bruce Harris's love of music began in his home, where the sounds of New York's storied music traditions of bebop and hip-hop captivated his attention early on. His interest and dedication brought him to the Jazz Studies Program at the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College-SUNY, where he studied trumpet with Jon Faddis, earning his MusB in 2005 and his MM in 2009. Early on, Harris performed with Faddis at The Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine in Manhattan. With his undeniable passion and youthful energy, Harris has performed on national television for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Harris feels privileged to play alongside some of the greatest talents of this generation, including Harry Connick, Jr., The Count Basie Orchestra, and Barry Harris; he's also toured internationally as a leader himself. Harris has performed as a featured musician for Broadway's Tony®-nominated show Shuffle Along, starring Audra MacDonald. Wynton Marsalis joins in recognizing Bruce's talent, calling Bruce as "one of the great and up-and-coming talents of our time." Bruce's first recording as a leader, the aptly-titled Beginnings, debuted in August 2017, garnering strong critical acclaim from All About Jazz, among others.