Barry Harris: The Spirit of Bebop

Barry Harris

Monday, June 5, 7:00-8:30 pm Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

Come see this fascinating documentary of jazz innovator Barry Harris. This film, by Edgar Howard, also pays homage to jazz luminaries like Parker, Monk, Bud Powell and Dizzy Gillespie. Jazz scholar Lars Bjorn will introduce this 55 minute film and lead a discussion afterwards.


I actually had the opportunity to play with Barry Harris at a Jazz Combo summer camp at Northwestern during High School. He was incredible, and just an amazing guy to learn from.

When he first heard my combo play, he said, "What's the matter with you? College seniors ought to be able to play better than that." We told him we would be High School seniors, and he said, "Oh. Well you cats ain't half bad, then."