The Bruce Harris Sextet Presents: The Jazz Message of the Blue Note Era

The Bruce Harris Sextet proudly presents The Jazz Message of the Blue Note Era – featuring special guest drummer Kenny Washington. Join us for this special night of jazz celebrating the Blue Note era. Instantly recognized as one of the most important record labels in the history of popular music, the Blue Note catalogue, which consists of great albums, long-playing records, and even 78rpm and 45rpm records is for many the holy grail of jazz.


Bruce Harris has been coming up to Westerly from New York City every year since 2014, when he was brought up by Jazz at Lincoln Center to play the first ever show of The United Theatre revival. During his time in Westerly Bruce has hosted masterclasses with local Jazz students and has consistently brought along some of the most talented up-and-coming jazz musicians, including: Samara Joy; Jazzmeia Horn; Julius Rodriguez; Camila Meza; Clovis Nicolas; Russell Hall; and others.Born and raised in the Bronx, NY, trumpeter Bruce Harris has earned a reputation as one of the most important and emerging voices in jazz today. This August he is playing the Newport Jazz Festival alongside Marquis Hill and Giveton Gelin in a celebration of Louis Armstrong.