Jerome Harris

Jerome Harris is a versatile and perceptive stylist who has gained international recognition for his skills on the guitar and bass. Jerome Harris’s first professional performance was as a bass guitarist with Sonny Rollins, 1978. From 1988 to 1994, he was Rollins guitarist and appears on five of his albums. Jerome has recorded/performed live on six continents over the past 20 years with jazz legends such as Jack DeJohnette and Bill Frisell, Ray Anderson and Bobby Previte. He also performed with Sonny Rollins’ bass guitarist, Don Byron and Bobby Previte. Sonny Rollins has also accompanied him on several international tours, including to Japan with Sonny Rollins and to India with guitarist Marvin Sewell and saxophonist Sam Newsome. Jay Hoggard, vibraphonist Jay Hoggard, took Harris to India and several Middle Eastern nations, while Kenny Wessel and Jamie Baum traveled to India with Kenny Wessel and to five African countries with Oliver Lake’s reggae/jazz/funk group “Jump up.” In 1999, Harris served as arranger, rhythm guitarist and assistant to musical director Vernon Reid in the “Joni’s Jazz” tribute concert staged in New York’s Central Park–with Joni Mitchell herself in attendance–accompanying singers as diverse in style as Chaka Khan, Jane Siberry, Duncan Sheik and P.M. Dawn. Dawn.

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