Special Event: David L. Harris Presents 'Blues I Felt'

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Join us at 4 PM for a very special set at Preservation Hall, David L. Harris presenting his debut album, 'Blues I Felt.'

David L. Harris embodies the edge of modern jazz and the sultriness of the blues. Every time he steps on stage, he takes us on the emotionally engaging journey of love and liberation, wrapped in a sound that embraces the groove, grit and swing of the past. Growing up in a neighborhood called Scotlandville, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Mr. Harris found his fingers pressed against the sliding brace of the trombone at the age of sixteen and has never let go since.

Mr. Harris would spend seven hours a day practicing while allowing the sounds of legendary musicians like Tyree Glenn, Joe “Tricky Sam” Nanton, and Al Grey to train him along the way. He went on to further his knowledge of music, and fine-tune his technique, by continuing his studies at Southern University, Louisiana State University, and the University of New Orleans. Continuing to let his love for music lead him, nowadays he can be found swinging his plunger mute gently against the bell of his Antoine Courtois trombone, while playing alongside highly noted musicians at concerts and festivals all over the world. He has captured and moved audiences in China, Europe, Russia, South America, Australia, Canada, South Africa, and in over twenty cities in Japan

As David L. continues to share himself on stage, accompanying artist across the world he is excited to share himself more intimately with the debut of his first solo album, "Blues I Felt".

David L. Harris - trombone and vocals
Jasen Weaver - bass
Gerald T. Watkins Jr. -drums
Oscar Rossignoli - piano

Reviews for "Blues I Felt:"

“A gesture of exhilarating presence and elevating spirits.”
"Stellar not just for the uniqueness of its instrumentation but for the strength of its compositions and the sheer force of its swing.” - Downbeat Magazine

"Plunger mute mastery, conversational and confessional vocals, and liquid phrasing." - Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz

"Harris's trombone evokes deep emotion in the listener." - Chris Saucier, WWOZ

"An A-team of young up-and-comers.” - Geraldine Wyckoff, Offbeat