Allan Harris

Instrument: 
Instruments: 
Guitar, Vocals
Genre: 
Jazz, Soul
Origin: 
united states
Territories: 
Europe
Availability: 
2022: on request

Allan Harris released his long-awaited new studio recording Kate's Soulfood on February 12th, 2021 via Love Productions Records. Kate's Soulfood is a spirited, soul-drenched ten track recording that pays homage to Harris' home of Harlem, NYC as only he can.

A special behind the scenes look at this instant classic is taking place tonight on Facebook Live via Allan Harris' page (www.facebook.com/theallanharrisband). Join Allan and his band, producer Kamau Kenyatta, arranger Etienne Charles, members of the Kate's Soulfood creative and promotion team and radio hosts Mike Cornette (WUSF), Arturo Gomez (KUVO), Michael Valentine (WDNA) and Gary Walker (WBGO) tonight at 7pm EST for an engaging and enlightening conversation.

Showcasing his brisk baritone and deft songwriting ability, Harris' fourteenth release as a leader paints a vivid portrait of his vibrant neighborhood that draws heavily from a deep well of childhood memories. "As a child, the rhythmic rocking of the subway was music to my ears. Every Sunday I took a magical ride along those tracks from Brooklyn to Harlem, which became my island of refuge," he says. Like his ancestors who emigrated there during the Harlem Renaissance, Harris saw Harlem as a place of opportunity, belonging, and most importantly, love. "The people that enveloped me with their love and teaching placed an armor of music, literature and history around my underdeveloped mind." Kate's Soulfood is the outcome of their heartfelt efforts.

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Kate's Soulfood is a tour-de-force for Allan Harris, who has been called the "Jazz Vocal King of New York". Described by the Miami Herald as possessing a voice with "the warmth of Tony Bennett, the bite and rhythmic sense of Sinatra, and the sly elegance of Nat 'King' Cole," Harris has garnered wide acclaim from critics and legions of fans from all over the world. Recently, Harris made national headlines with his riveting work Cross That River, which tells the unsung story of America's black cowboys and sheds light on their oft-overlooked contribution in taming the American West. Cross That River was featured in the New York Times, on NPR's Weekend Edition, and on CBS and NBC.

Kate's Soulfood is a tour-de-force for Allan Harris, who has been called the "Jazz Vocal King of New York". Described by the Miami Herald as possessing a voice with "the warmth of Tony Bennett, the bite and rhythmic sense of Sinatra, and the sly elegance of Nat 'King' Cole," Harris has garnered wide acclaim from critics and legions of fans from all over the world. Recently, Harris made national headlines with his riveting work Cross That River, which tells the unsung story of America's black cowboys and sheds light on their oft-overlooked contribution in taming the American West. Cross That River was featured in the New York Times, on NPR's Weekend Edition, and on CBS and NBC.

Kate’s Soulfood - 2021
The Genius of Eddie Jefferson - 2018
Nobody's Gonna Love You Better: Black Bar Jukebox Redux - 2016
Black Bar Jukebox - 2015
Convergence - 2012
Open Up Your Mind - 2011
Nat King Cole: Long Live the King - 2010
Love Came: The Songs of Strayhorn - 2001
The Music of Duke Ellington - 1999
Here Comes Allan Harris and the Metropole Orchestra - 1996
It's a Wonderful World - 1995
Setting the Standard - 1994

“a protean talent…”
The New York Times

Allan Harris Solo

Allan Harris Band
Line Up TBC
Allan Harris: guitar, vocals
Shirazette Tinnin : drums
Paco Perera: bass
Pascal Le Boeuf: piano