Winard Harper played in the 1980s with Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, and Betty Carter, the last for four years. While working with Carter he met Wycliffe Gordon, with whom he would collaborate repeatedly. From 1988 to 1993 he worked with his brother, trumpeter Philip Harper, in the group The Harper Brothers, alongside musicians such as Justin Robinson, Javon Jackson, Walter Blanding, Kiyoshi Kitagawa, Stephen Scott, Kevin Hays, Michael Bowie, and Nedra Wheeler. After the dissolution of the Harper brothers, Winard went on to record several albums as a leader. In the early 2000s he worked with his own sextet, including for performances at Lincoln Center in New York City.
Danny Harper is keeping straight-ahead jazz going strong in Atlanta. He has had a #1 Billboard hit & commenced the jam sessions at the world renowned Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City. Danny’s Tuesday night jam session at Churchill Grounds is Atlanta’s longest running jazz jam session celebrating 13 years. The sessions bring out the diversity in jazz by featuring seasoned vocalist performing jazz & blues classics, up & coming young musicians and cutting edge jazz formats that include poetry.
When: Saturday, August 25, 2012 – 9:30pm & 11:30pm Show
Where: Churchill Grounds Jazz Cafe – 660 Peachtree Street – Atlanta, GA
What was the name of the Harper Brothers first CD Release?
Entry Deadline: Friday, August 24, 2011