Donald Harrison Quintet at the Side Door

DONALD HARRISON Quintet – Saturday April 4th– doors 7:30pm show 8:30pm 860-434-0886**

Saxophonist Donald Harrison is joined by Joe Dyson on drums, Max Moran on bass, Zaccai Curtis on piano and Detroit Brooks on guitar!

New Orleans-born traditionalist, modern jazz trendsetter, former Jazz Messenger, nurturer of young talent, composer, bandleader and alto saxophonist Donald Harrison ’81 is a complete musician and entertainer. A kind of Crescent City renaissance man, Harrison has made sounds as diverse as Nouveau Swing, traditional jazz, hip-hop, Mardi Gras, and even classical music, his very own.

He has composed a film score for Jonathan Demme (Rachel’s Getting Married), appeared in and consulted on HBO’s Tremé, co-led a group with Terence Blanchard, and performed with a musical who’s who that includes Art Blakey, Dr. John, Digable Planets, Roy Haynes, Lena Horne, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Miles Davis, and Spike Lee, to name just a few. Harrison is the director of The Tipitina’s Intern Program and an artist in residence at Tulane University. His most recent recordings are This Is Jazz: Live at the Blue Note, with Billy Cobham and Ron Carter, and New Orleans Gumbo, with Dr. John.

DONALD HARRISON Quintet – Saturday April 4th – doors 7:30pm show 8:30pm 860-434-0886 

*tickets are non refundable and non transferable – no audio or video recording is permitted during the performance. Full bar – no dinner served – pre show dinner reservations are highly recommended at The Old Lyme Inn restaurant – www.oldlymeinn.com