12.13.14The Gary Harris Christmas CD is Live on iTunes and CD Baby
Here is the Link to the new Christmas CD. Physical and Digital copies at CD Baby : http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/garyharris2
Songs Featuring Vocalist, Robin Latimore, Mudbone Turner and Dawn McClain. Pick up a copy for your Background music at your Christmas Party. Pick up 2 and give one away as a gift.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
11.15.14Jazz For TAPP
Jazz For Tapp! *Benefit for Tapp Middle School*
At Jerry Farber"s Side Door. (Behind The LandMark Diner)
3652 Roswell Road NE
Atlanta, Ga 30305
Silent Auction, Live Entertainment & Lots of Fun. Featuring Vocalist: Myrna Clayton and Saxophonist Gary Harris. Ticket $25 per person.
Call 770-222-3758 or Email Tammy.Johnson@cobbk12.org for more info
08.28.14Gary Harris/ Virgo Birthday Party
The Gary Harris / Virgo Birthday Party. Godfrey Grannum:Keys C J Baker: Drums
Kirk Green : Bass And More.... Give a Ways and Raffles. Plus a Champagne Toast
05.17.14Marietta Jazz and Jokes / Tribute to Grover Washington Jr
Come and join me as a perform a tribute to Sax Great Grover Washington Jr.
FL Productions Presents: Marietta Jazz, Jokes and Art Series. Art Showcase 7PM, Music Starts at 8PM. great music with great Comedians.
10.30.13Last Week of Ladies Night At Cafe 290
Ladies night was a success, but as all good things, this must come to an end This doesn't mean the music is going to stop. The band and I will still be there. Plus the Jam Session is going strong. Stay tuned for more things to come.
03.17.13New Start Time for the Jam Session!
The Jam Session has a new start time. We are now starting at 8:30 pm. This way we can all get in the bed a little earlier for Monday mornings. I hope to see you out there soon.
06.26.12Atlanta Contemporary Jazz and Neo-Soul Festival
Don't miss The first annual Atlanta Contemporary Jazz and Neo-Soul Festival, August 17, and 18, 2012, at The Beach at International Park, host of the 1996 Olympic Volleyball Games. Head lined by Jeff Bradshaw, Maysa and Najee. I will be performing on day 2, Time TBA.
01.11.12New Music For the New Year
I am happy to announce the arrival of the New Release from Hot Shoe Records, Atlanta Sax All Stars. The company I'm in on this recording is quite humbling. Mace Hibbard, Brian Hogans and Sam Skelton. I had a ball in the 2 day session and I hope it shows on the recording. And did I mention special guest Johnny O'Neal. Yep, he played on a tune with each us. I want to thank Tony Wasilewski for the opportunity to be a part of this project. Check out a sample in my CD section and enjoy.
06.03.11Gary Harris nominated in The Inaugural 2011 Georgia Music Awards
Hello Everyone. I am happy and honored to announce that I was nominated in the "Best Jazz Male" category of The Inaugural 2011 Georgia Awards. So i need everyone to go to the link below and type my name in the Best Jazz Male area. Thank you to everyone for your support. And Wish me Luck!
12.14.10New Christmas CD
Yes FolkS, I finally finished my long over due Christmas Project, and had a lot of my friends help me out again. Vocalist, Robin Latimore, Dawn McCalin, and Mudbone Turner are featured along with arrangements from Steve Ware, Al Smith and Beshan Broughton. To hear some it and pick up a copy, go to the Listen tab and check it out. Thanks so much and MERRY CHRISTMAS!
08.28.101st annual Duluth Music Festival
Gary Harris and Friends Featuring: Stephen Norwood, Chinua Hawk, Robin Latimore, and Dawn McClain.
Gary Harris & Friends…..
For over 25 years, the legendary Cafe 290 has been internationally known as the most respected venue for mainstream, contemporary and funk jazz. Cafe 290 gained fame as one of only three spots nationwide picked to unveil the US Postal Service’s “Jazz Legends" postage stamp. Featured on CNN, PBS “Atlanta at Night", Cafe 290 has hosted numerous movie and TV shows. Voted “Best Jazz Club 2010″ by Jezebel Magazine, this is the home for countless musicians who have been discovered and expanded their careers within the music industry and record labels. Cafe 290′s star and band leader Gary Harris, will bring all this magic to the Duluth Amphitheater stage. Gary is an extraordinary saxophonist who will be joined on stage by some of the finest vocalists and musicians in the country. This “Super Group" will deliver a musical experience you won’t forget. “When the music starts, the magic begins"!
05.29.10AJF Late Night Jazz Jam
Come and join William Green and I for a performance of our original Tunes and a Late Night Jam Session at Midnight.
Loews Atlanta Hotel
1065 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Mercer Ballroom | Loews Atlanta Hotel
5/29/2010 | 10p – 2a
05.01.10Opening 31 Days of Jazz
I am happy to be the opening Artist for the 31 Days of Jazz in Atlanta. This also marks the return of the Atlanta Jazz Festival to Piedmont Park.
03.20.10Coming in March. I'll be celebrating 10 years at Cafe 290.
I've been hosting the Sunday Night Jam Session at Cafe 290 for 10 years. Yes 10 years. My how time fly's. Be on the lookout for more details on this Event.
Hello Everyone, I am Happy to say that I have new sponsors for 2010. They are going to help me make this a great year. So please visit them and tell them i sent you. They will take good care of you.
Evolve Clothiers in Cumberland Mall
Wade Ford in Smyrna
MG Systems in Marietta
Thanks So Much
11.14.092009 5th Annual Stompin’ at the SAVOY
This annual fall fundraiser is held every second Saturday in November, and attracts over 350 guests each year to help raise funds to support the organization’s initiatives, and acknowledge supporters and recipients. The upscale event design is a combined re-creation of the of the atmosphere of Savoy Ballroom and the Cotton Club in Harlem, NY. Guests also enjoy food, dancing, live entertainment, contests and prizes, and musical renditions of jazz legends!
This Years Headliners are Saxophonist: Gary Harris and Trumpeter: Melvin Miller
Sax man inspired by ‘Pink Panther’ theme
by Jennifer Ffrench Parker
Gary Harris performed with people like Percy Sledge, Ann Nesby, The Coasters, Mikki Howard and others.
slideshow DeKalb music lovers are in for a rare treat when saxophonist Gary Harris takes the stage at the 2009 Adoption & Family Expo.
Harris, who has been blowing notes for more than 30 years from Atlanta to Switzerland, doesn’t play much in the county where he lives.
“There are not a lot of places in DeKalb that have live music," said Harris, who lives in Stone Mountain. “It just doesn’t stick and stay."
Harris fell in love with the sweet sounds of the tenor saxophone as a small boy when he was a student at Atlanta’s E. Rivers Elementary School.
“This guy came out and played the Pink Panther theme music and I said I want to do that," he recalled last week.
But before he does, he will be performing on Aug. 15 at CrossRoadsNews’ 2009 Adoption & Family Expo at the Mall at Stonecrest. He will be on the Main Stage in front of Macy’s on the mall’s lower Level at 4:15 p.m.
Harris’ first musical instrument from his parents was a flute. By age 10, he got his very own saxophone.
Thirty years later, he is maestro of both the alto and tenor sax, but is yet to play the Pink Panther notes.
“I learned to play the ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ and the music of lots of other TV shows, but I never learned to play Pink Panther," he said with a laugh. “I still need to do that."
For the last nine years, Harris and his band have been bringing joy to music aficionados every Sunday night at Café 290 on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs and Friday nights at the Sportsline Grill in Smyrna.
Harris’ Café 290 jam sessions attract musicians of all stripes, including folks touring with national acts.
“If Roberta Flack comes to town, her bass player comes through," he said. “We have had saxophonist Kim Waters and Euge Groove. There is always somebody different passing through."
Harris says he makes his living outside of DeKalb County because that’s where the opportunities are.
He has performed with Ann Nesby, Sonny Emory, Percy Sledge, Fred Vigdor, The Coasters, Kipper Jones, Temptations, Mikki Howard, Joey Sommerville, Greg Grainer, Lew Soloff and a host of other artists and opened for Kim Waters, Pieces of a Dream, Bo Diddly, The Gap Band, and others. He also plays at weddings, parties, store grand openings and other special events.
In May 2008, Harris released his first CD “Here and Now."
He will sign copies of his CDs before and after his performance.
07.22.09Wednesday Wind Down
I have performed a couple of times in the park this year with some of my friends, Joey Sommervile and William Green. But it's been a number of years since I have been on the stage on Wednesday Night as a solo artist. So please come out and have fun with me and my band Wednesday July 22nd @ 5:30 pm in Centennial Park. Thanks,
07.03.08CD Release Party
I am celebrating the release of my first CD "Here For You"
3102 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: (404) 237-5299
Hosted by National Recording Artist- Joey Sommerville
2 Shows 7:30 and 9:30