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An Evening with Allan Harris (HdG Jazz and Blues Fest)-Postponed
June 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$28 – $30
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Soul-Jazz Singer Allan Harris is dubbed the “heir apparent to Nat King Cole” – New York Times
“My favorite singer …” – Tony Bennet
The Brooklyn-born, Harlem-based vocalist/guitarist/bandleader/composer Allan Harris has reigned supreme as the most accomplished and exceptional singer of his generation. Aptly described by the Miami Herald as an artist blessed with, “the warmth of Tony Bennett, the bite and rhythmic sense of Sinatra, and the sly elegance of Nat ‘King’ Cole,” the ample and aural evidence of Harris’ moving and magisterial artistry can be heard on his fourteen recordings as a leader; his far-flung and critically-acclaimed concerts around the world, from Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York, and Washington DC’s Kennedy Center, to the 2012 London Olympics, and many prestigious bookings in Europe, The Middle East, and Asia.
He has won numerous awards which include the New York Nightlife Award for “Outstanding Jazz Vocalist” – which he won three times – the Backstage Bistro Award for “Ongoing Achievement in Jazz,” France’s Palmarès Award for 3rd best Jazz Vocal Album and many more.
He has performed with or opened for the following artists: Tony Bennett, Dionne Warwick, Diana Krall, Abbey Lincoln, Natalie Cole, comedian Alan King, Al Jarreau, Reverend Al Green, Lee Ritenour, Michael Feinstein, Cassandra Wilson, and Wynton Marsalis.
In addition, Allan Harris has sung or recorded with big bands and orchestras around the world such as The Metropole Orchestra, The Berlin Jazz Orchestra, The Smithsonian Jazz Orchestra, the Moscow Jazz Orchestra, the RTE National Concert Orchestra, The Chicago Jazz Orchestra, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, The Turkish TRT Big Band, Latvian Radio Orchestra, and the EFT London Jazz Festival Orchestra.
He also recorded two CDs for the Mons label; It’s a Wonderful World, a sumptuous sextet date featuring pianist Benny Green, bassist Ray Brown, guitarist Mark Whitfield and trumpeter Claudio Roditi, and Here Comes Allan Harris and The Metropole Orchestra; a grand affair with Harris fronting the celebrated fifty four-piece German ensemble.