#ThisIsAmazing No. 2: Greg Harris
"The process of creating this music has helped us in our search for peace within ourselves. Our hope is that this creation can become a means of guiding others to find that same peace within. Sharing what we create becomes a way of collaboratively evolving as a community—teaching, hearing, inspiring each other. There is a delicate balance between independence and cooperative living." - Greg Harris
Greg Harris is amazing. He has been a pillar of the Colorado music scene for as long as I can remember. He is loved and respected in our community - I think every musician playing jazz in Colorado knows Greg Harris. An amazing multi-instrumentalist, an outstanding composer and an incredible sideman, Greg has been involved in many of the most interesting projects happening in the Colorado music scene. Contemporary Jazz, Bluegrass, Hip Hop, R&B, World Music, Rock Music...all of it...everything.
Go see Greg play! The Greg Harris Vibe Quintet, Future Jazz Project, Pete Wernicks' Flexigrass, The New World Citizen Band, Supercollider and who know what else he's up to these days. It's all great.
Greg has been a powerful force of inspiration for me for years. I remember going to the Player's Club in Boulder, CO as a freshman in college to listen to Greg play with Matthew Fuller , Bill Larson, Heath Walton , and Rob Fahie. A few years later, I was driving to Denver to sit in with the Future Jazz Project with Dameion Hines , Charles Parker Mertens and Venus Cruz . These are all great musicians! Check them out.
Greg is also currently teaching at the Denver School for the Arts. Those students are so lucky. I can't imagine a better way to learn about music than to learn about music from Greg Harris. Wow!
Thank you Greg for so many years of friendship and beautiful music. Love you!
Check out the most recent Greg Harris Vibe Quintet’s (Dazzle Records) album, ‘Glass Gold.
Available on iTunes.