This week at The Jazz Gallery, we will be featuring three young artists, all of whom happen to be pianists. We begin the run on Thursday with a performance from a trio led by Sam Harris.
Sam moved to New York in 2004 to attend the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with the likes of Jason Moran, Garry Dial, and John Riley. He has also honed his skills on the bandstand, performing with seasoned artists (and Jazz Gallery veterans) such as Ambrose Akinmusire, Logan Richardson, Gretchen Parlato, and Linda Oh.
Sam writes, “It’s been a while since I’ve led a band at The Gallery and we’re excited to share some new music.”
Thursday’s performance, featuring Martin Nevin (bass) and Craig Weinrib (drums), will be Sam’s fourth time leading a band on our stage. Watch a video of Sam’s composition “Plateaus”, from a previous engagement here with Logan Richardson (alto), Martin Nevin (bass), and Greg Ritchie (drums).