JazzArts Charlotte presents 2022 NEA Jazz Master, New Orleans cultural torchbearer, and renown saxophonist Big Chief Donald Harrison Jr. for a special weekend of music at The Jazz Room, an intimate and casual concert series reminiscent of the classic jazz rooms of yesteryear.
Celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month, Harrison Jr. and his band will be performing his hard-swinging improvisational jazz style, and original creation, “Nouveau Swing,” a blend of jazz with R&B, hip-hop, rock, and soul.
Over his career he’s played with over 200 jazz masters including Roy Haynes, Art Blakey, Dr. John, Lena Horne, Miles Davis, Ron Carter, Digable Planets, Guru’s Jazzmatazz, and many more. Harrison Jr. is recognized as the Big Chief of Congo Square in Afro-New Orleans culture and was made a Chief in 2019 by Queen Diambi Kabatusuila in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa.
Harrison Jr. was also featured in the Netflix documentary, Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell, released in 2021.
Friday, April 8 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 8 from 8:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
Saturday, April 9 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 9 from 9:15 p.m. – 10:45 p.m.