The Kevin Harris All Stars, feat. Donald Harrison, Mike Clark, Mark Berman,  Richie Goods, and Ben Butler

The Kevin Harris All Stars

ACTOR, SINGER, WRITER, PRODUCER AND VOCAL COACH, KEVIN HARRIS HAS DISTINGUISHED HIMSELF AS ONE OF THE MOST VERSATILE SINGERS IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS. WHETHER IT BE THE GENRES OF POP, ROCK, JAZZ, BLUES, BROADWAY CLASSICAL MUSIC AND R&B FOR OVER 30 YEARS. HIS LIST OF ARTISTS HE’S WORKED IS A WHO'S WHO OF THE BUSINESS. ORIGINALLY FROM THE BAY AREA, HE FORGED MANY CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS WITH MEMBERS OF THE DOOBIE BROTHERS, LOADING ZONE AND JANIS JOPLIN, SINGING WITH HERBIE HANCOCK AND THE LEGENDARY HEADHUNTERS, JOHN HANDY AND CARLOS SANTANA, AS WELL AS TOP BAY AREA GROUPS SUCH AS "JOY OF COOKING", "MANDRILL", AND MEMBERS OF "TOWER OF POWER". HIS JAZZ INFLUENCES CAME FROM, WORKING WITH EDDIE JEFFERSON, JON HENDRICKS, ESTHER PHILLIPS, RODNEY FRANKLIN, FLORA PURIM, ART BLAKEY AND CEDAR WALTON AND MANY OTHER GREAT JAZZ SIDEMEN EARNED KEVIN A WELL DESERVED REPUTATION.HIS BAND TOUT LE MONDE AS WELL AS THE ALL-STARS WAS FEATURED EVERY MONDAY NIGHT AT DECADE ON Q104. A "WHO'S WHO" GRACED THE DECADE STAGE. BUDDY MILES, PAUL SHAFFER, WILL LEE, STANLEY JORDAN, CARLOS ALOMAR, JEFF "TAIN' WATTS AND BRANFORD MARSALIS TO NAME A FEW. KEVIN HAS ALSO BEEN AN AWARD WINNING ACTOR HAVING BEEN SEEN IN STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO, DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN , INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS AND WAS AWARDED THE TOR AWARD FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR OFF- BROADWAY IN 1986 FOR THE HOLY JUNKIE. IN 2010 KEVIN WAS DIAGNOSED WITH ADVANCED STAGE III THROAT/NECK CANCER. AFTER A DEBILITATING TREATMENT OF RADIATION/CHEMOTHERAPY KEVIN USED HIS TALENTS AS A VOCAL COACH HONED FROM WORKING WITH EARL JONES, JOHNNY MATHIS' TEACHER AT SAN FRANCISCO ST UNIVERSITY. VOCAL COACHING THROUGH JIVE RECORDS HELPED MAINTAIN HIS VOCAL INSTRUMENT, THIS MARKS KEVIN'S LONG AWAITED RETURN FROM THROAT/NECK CANCER WITH THESE ALL-STARS. COME CELEBRATE THE REDEMPTION!!

Donald Harrison

DONALD HARRISON, ONE OF KEVIN'S CLOSEST PERSONAL FRIENDS AND MUSIC PARTNER BRING HIS DEEP NEW ORLEANS ROOTS OF THE BLACK MARDI GRAS INDIANS AND HIS UNQUESTIONABLE MUSIC LEGACY TO THE ALL-STARS.THE CREATOR OF "NOUVEAU SWING", DONALD HAS PERFORMED WITH AN ILLUSTRIOUS LIST OF DISTINGUISHED MUSICIANS IN JAZZ, FUNK, R&B, CLASSICAL AND MORE. ART BLAKEY, ROY HAYNES, LENA HORNE, RON CARTER, BILLY COBHAM, MCCOY TYNER, THE HEADHUNTERS, MILES DAVIS AND MANY MORE. IN ADDIDITON HE APPEARED AS HIMSELF AND CO-WROTE THE SOUNDTRACK FOR ACADEMY AWARD WINNING DIRECTOR JONATHAN DEMME'S "RACHEL'S GETTING MARRIED” AND ASPECTS OF HARRISON'S LIFE ARE CHRONICLED IN HBO'S GROUND BREAKING TREME. HE APPEARS AS HIMSELF IN NINE EPISODES. HE BRINGS ALL THIS AN D MORE TO THE KEVIN HARRIS ALL-STARS.

Mike Clark

MIKE CLARK GAINED WORLDWIDE RECOGNITION AS ONE OPF AMERICA'S FOREMOST JAZZ AND FUNK DRUMMERS WHILE PLAYING WITH HERBIE HANCOCK'S GROUP IN THE EARLY 1970'S. MIKE HAS PERFORMED WITH JAZZ GREATS SUCH AS HERBIE, CHET BAKER, TONY BENNETT, WAYNE SHORTER, AL JARREAU AND MANY MORE. CALLED THE MOST SAMPLED DRUMMER IN HIP-HOP MIKE'S BEATS HAVE BEEN USED ON TRACKS BY MUSICIANS AS DIVERSE AS NWA, GRANDMASTER FLASH, BRITNEY SPEARS AND PRINCE. MIKE HAS ALSO PERFORMED WITH MANY OF THE ALL-STARS WITH HIS NAD THE HEADHUNTERS. MIKE BRINGS HIS INIMITABLE PRESENCE, AND MUSICIANSHIP TO THIS GREAT ENSEMBLE OF ALL-STARS.


Richie Goods

RICHIE GOODS- YOUNGEST PERSON EVER INDUCTED INTO THE PITTSBURGH JAZZ HALL OF FAME. GOODS HAS MADE A NAME FOR HIMSELF RECORDING AND TOURING WITH A VARIETY OF JAZZ AND POPULAR ARTISTS RANGING FROM LOUIS HAYES, CANNONBALL ADDERLY LEGACY, MILT JACKSON, LENNY WHITE, THE WORLD FAMOUS HEADHUNTERS, WHITNEY HOUSTON, ALICIA KEYS AND CHRIS BOTTI.

Ben Butler

BEN BUTLER, ONE OF THE MOST VERSATILE GUITARISTS AROUND. HIS TALENTS HAVE BEEN UTILIZED BY GEORGE MICHAEL, ANNIE LENNOX, STEVIE WONDER, BONO AND THE EDGE, HERBIE HANCOCK, CHRIS BOTTI AND MANY, MANY MORE.. THIS MARKS BEN’S FIRST FORAY WITH THE KEVIN HARRIS ALL-STARS AND THEY ARE HONORED TO HAVE HIM HOLD DOWN THE GUITAR CHAIR. OTHERS WHO’VE PLAYED GUITAR ARE ELLIOTT RANDALL, JEFF GOLUB, DREW ZINGG TO NAME A FEW. BEN IS IN SOME GREAT COMPANY.

Mark Berman

MARK BERMAN IS A VETERAN OF THE KEVIN HARRIS ALL-STARS AS WELL AS IT'S SISTER BAND TOUT LE MONDE. MARK HAS PERFORMED WITH ARETHA FRANKLIN, BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS, GLADYS KNIGHT, HUGH JACKMAN, BEN E. KING AND MANY, MANY MORE. ON BROADWAY, HE HAS CONDUCTED RENT, SMOKY JOE'S CAFE AND BLOOD BRIOTHERS. HIS PIANO/KEYBOARD PLAYING CAN BE HEARD ON THE UBIQUITOUS THEME OF HBO SERIES "SEX AND THE CITY". IN 2007 MARK RELEASED HIS DEBUT ALBUM THE GENESIS PROJECT TO WIDESPREAD ACCLAIM

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The Kevin Harris All Stars, feat. Donald Harrison, Mike Clark, Mark Berman, Richie Goods, and Ben Butler

Wednesday, June 19 · 10:00 PM at The Cutting Room

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