Barry Harris

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Barry Harris
Harris in 2007
Harris in 2007
Background information
Birth nameBarry Doyle Harris
Born(1929-12-15)December 15, 1929
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
DiedDecember 8, 2021(2021-12-08) (aged 91)
North Bergen, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation(s)Musician, bandleader, composer, teacher
Years active1950s–2021
LabelsPrestige, Riverside, Xanadu
Associated actsCannonball Adderley, Dexter Gordon, Coleman Hawkins, Illinois Jacquet, Yusef Lateef, Thelonious Monk, Lee Morgan, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Max Roach, Ryo Fukui

Barry Doyle Harris (December 15, 1929 – December 8, 2021)[1] was an American jazz pianist, bandleader, composer, arranger, and educator. He was known for his bebop style.[2]

Harris died on December 8, 2021 in North Bergen, New Jersey from problems caused by COVID-19, one week before his 92nd birthday.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Barry Harris, beloved jazz pianist devoted to bebop, dies at 91
  2. Milkowski, Bill (1998). "Barry Harris: Young-hearted elder". Jazz Times.