Musical Artist, Producer, Promoter, Arranger, Composer, Fan
Tell us a little about your background...
I am a jazz trumpet artist that plays fresh new arrangements of jazz classics and standards, along with some original compositions. I play mellow "intimate jazz" that connects with the listener and the audience. New CD "Songs From My Heart" has been rated "OUTSTANDING. A WORK OF SUPERIOR MERIT" by Scott Albin of Jazz.com
I was diagnosed with PRIMARY AMYLOIDOSIS in June 2007 at the Cleveland Clinic. Amyloidosis is a rare, progressive, debilitating, and fatal disease for which there is currently no cure. I produced and recorded my first jazz album as a leader to help raise money to increase public awareness of this devastating disease, and to help amyloidosis patients and their families. Please help us keep up the fight! I am contributing money from each CD sold directly to amyloidosis support.
Edward Blanco of EJazzNews.com writes..."Harris features a sextet who together deliver a first-rate performance throughout. Harris manages to forge his own unique style playing a rich deep toned horn that seems perfect for the warm jazz found here. The original "Club Havana" is perhaps the breakout number of the album filled with spicy and delicious solos from the tenorist and Harris on flugelhorn as Kieswetter leaves the piano for electric piano dicing the sound in what turns out to be one riveting number ending in a crescendo of sounds. ...Sample the Richard Harris debut "Songs From My Heart" and allow this enchanting and impressive session of contemporary jazz to touch a part of your soul."
beautiful to be back. I have been so busy with 3 different productions and the radio show. by the way.. why not put your stunning music on the ESSENCE SHOW... I will send you my email or snail mail and then we can get that going.
have a blessed day and continue to share your gifts with the worlds.
Beautiful people do not just happen...The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern...Beautiful people do not just happen..." ~ Elizabeth Kubler Ross
it is a blessing to feel so inspired by your comments and beautiful thoughts. Keeps me going as an artist. Berlin is rcold and sunny and while walking i remembered peter pan and his shadow, and the night sky and the stars, and also that yes, soon we shall have summer. Life simply moves...and the first peonies have blossomed and the shadows on the sidewalk have been washed away by bright sunlight.
i meant to say good luck to you richard...please accept my apology. i guess i still had charlie on the tip of my tongue for some reason or another. perhaps it was because i'd mentioned his place on 18th st.
Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."
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