African American trombonist, vocalist and composer David L. Harris embodies the edge of modern jazz and the sultriness of blues. Every time he steps on stage, David takes us on the emotionally engaging journey of love and liberation, wrapped in a sound that embraces the groove, grit and swing of the past. Growing up in a neighborhood called Scotlandville, in Baton Rouge, La, David L. found his fingers pressed against the sliding brace of the trombone at the age of sixteen and has never let go since. He has toured internationally and domestic performing at The Newport Jazz Festival, The Montreal Jazz Festival, and The New Orleans & Heritage Jazz Festival. David L. has performed and been a featured soloist at legendary concert halls, such as the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, NY, The Lincoln Center in New York, NY, and The L'Olympia Music Hall in Paris, France; and has performed, recorded and collaborated with artist Herlin Riley, Wynton Marsalis, Shannon Powell, Aaron Neville, Aloe Blacc, Dr. Michael White, Dee Dee Bridgewater and The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra.
A DEVOTED ARTIST
Harris would spend seven hours a day practicing while allowing the sounds of legendary musicians like Tyree Glenn, Joe “Tricky Sam” Nanton, and Al Grey to train him along the way. He went on to further his knowledge of music, and fine-tune his technique, by continuing his studies at Southern University, Louisiana State University, and the University of New Orleans. He can been seen on the Cover of Offbeat Magazines' Satchmo SummerFest issue(2017) and also in DownBeat Magazine, an artist profile interviewed by Phillip Lutz. David L. is currently a proud Performing/Endorsing Artist for Antoine Courtois/The Buffet Group. He has captured and moved audiences in China, Europe, Taiwan, Russia, South America, Australia, Canada, South Africa, and in over twenty cities in Japan. His masterful team joins him in this endeavor, most recently with the critically-acclaimed “Blues I Felt”, Harris’ debut album.