Rich Harney In Concert
(Published: May 24, 2012)
-A rare opportunity to see one of Austin's most prolific jazz composers and first call pianists in concert-
Rich Harney has been illuminating the Austin jazz scene as one of its brightest stars for the last 2 decades. His remarkable talents as pianist, composer, and vocalist have gained him national acclaim.
The Austin American-Statesman calls him:
"one of Austin's most valuable musical resources."
The Austin Jazz Players and Critics Poll voted him :
Composer of the Year, Best Songwriter,
and Best Male Jazz Vocalist(1993).
2nd place honors in The Austin Music Umbrella's 1992 Composer Competition.
In a 1990 competition adjudicated by Branford Marsalis,
MUSICIAN MAGAZINE named Harney's sextet w/ Alex Coke
(The Worthy Constituents) one of The 12 Best Unsigned Bands In America.
Harney has performed extensively as band leader and ensemble pianist with Gene Ramey, Tony Campise, Carmen Bradford (Count Basie Orchestra), Martin Banks (Duke Ellington Orchestra), Clifford Scott and Ted Piltzecker (Director, Aspen Music Festival's Jazz Program). In addition to playing jazz festivals and local venues, he and singer Beth Ullman co-produced the popular concert series
"Jazz at St. David's"
and the highly acclaimed theatrical concert "Dyin' to Swing."
Fresh from the studio with TWO new releases, Solitude, a CD of solo piano, and Sessions, a compilation with some of Austin's best jazz musicians, this is an evening you won't want to miss.
Joining Rich in trio for this special performance will be
Spencer Starnes on bass and Scott Laningham on drums.
Reserved Seats are $20
For Tickets: 512.459.9900