Barry Harris

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Birthday
15, 1929
Birthplace
Michigan
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
15, 1929 (age 88)
Birthplace
Michigan

About

Bebop jazz artist known for his lyrical phrasing and instrumental grace. He was a fixture in the Detroit and New York jazz scenes.

Before Fame

He attended Northeastern High School with Berry Gordy who would establish Motown Records. He was a member of Northeastern's jazz band.

Trivia

He participated in the creation of videos and workbooks designed to teach his approach to harmony and improvisation.

Family Life

He grew up in an incredibly poor neighborhood, but his family derived great pleasure from music. His mother began teaching him piano when he was four.

Associated With

He was influenced by many jazz greats, including Thelonious Monk and Art Tatum.