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

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.