Harris Cool Jazz stylishly upgrades any function from meetings, birthday celebrations, and wedding receptions to a sparkling occasion that guests will not forget in a hurry. Harris’s classy mature sound and play-list choice fit perfectly behind receptions and celebratory meals creating a relaxed but intriguing atmosphere.
Whilst studying at LES School of Music Harris has earned a fist-full of grades but his mastery of contemporary sax playing and interaction with live keyboard accompanist delight fans of many music genres, but all easy on the ear.
Guests will enjoy conversation if they wish, but will probably save that for later!
We hope you enjoy HARRIS COOL JAZZ!
Harris plays a Selmer Reference alto sax which ‘refers’ back to the sound of a 1950’s full- fat mellow tone sax with a larger bell and quick balanced action. This sound , achieved by many jazz greats, is well suited to solo, duo, trio and quartet outfits as it allows the sax to ‘sing’ in the hands of a lyrical and creative player.
Harris’s tenor sax is an American King Super 20. King were famous for making great quality instruments for the forces dance bands that travelled the world. The company continued after the war and this instrument was made in 1969. It has a large bell for a full and smooth tone and Harris choses a metal Otto Link Super Tone Master mouth-piece for a clear and accurate ‘top end.’
The soprano sax is a Bauhaus Walstein with a silver body giving a smooth even tone and light and fast brass keys. A metal Yanagisawa mouth-piece completes the sound- allowing much expression for jazz phrasing.
The key-board is a Nord Electro 5 HP with weighted piano keys which faithfully reproduces live acoustic piano sounds and a great range of Rhodes and wurlitzer electric piano voices.
No commercial backing tracks are used by the duo. A Boss Dr Rhythm drum track is created and recorded to ‘keep it all together’ and all bass lines are created live and recorded by the key-board player using a Warwick 5-string Streamer Bass.
The result is a pure and clean ‘single-minded’ backing accompaniment allowing Harris to do what he does best. We hope you enjoy the music as much as we do
Harris Cool Jazz
Thanks Harris. Everyone enjoyed your music so much.
Harris, you were incredible on our wedding day.
The magic goes on. Keep an eye on Harris- A great young talent.
Harris playing for our reception and The Roosters into the night; A perfect day.
Very classy playing; Harriscooljazz is magic. Happy days.