Matt Harris graduated with a B.M. from the University of Miami and a M.M. from the Eastman School of Music. He moved to Los Angeles after touring, writing and recording with jazz legends Maynard Ferguson and Buddy Rich. Mr. Harris is the co-director of Jazz Studies at California State University, Northridge.
He is an active clinician, conductor and composer for high schools, colleges and professional bands around the world and has conducted for many All State honor bands and writes numerous commissions for jazz bands throughout the year. Mr. Harris has six CDs of original music including two new trio CDs and a recording of 12 “Stones” tunes arranged for big band. He has written for the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Metropole Orchestra (Netherlands) and Armed Forces Bands. He has also arranged, orchestrated and/or performed on numerous national jingles, recordings and live performances. Some of LA’s top jazz musicians have performed with Mr. Harris at his weekend “jazz gig” at Bellavino in Westlake, CA., including Bobby Shew, Lanny Morgan, Bob Sheppard, Bob McChesney, Matt Finders, Rob Lockart, Carl Saunders, Chuck Findley, Tim Ries, Bob Summers, John Pisano, Gregg Bissonette, Dan Higgins and many more incredible jazz artists. Additional information, pictures, big band charts, CD’s, sound bytes, and contact information can be found at Matt’s web site; mattharrismusic.com.
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University of Delaware Department of Music
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