The Django finds NYC Jazz legend Loston Harris in fine form for his downtown debut this February!
He’s made a name for himself as a gifted singer and pianist with effortless technique and a heartfelt delivery. And now, the famed double threat Loston Harris takes The Django stage on Tuesday, February 20 at 7:30 PM. His piano playing has been described as “percussive” and “incredibly fluid,” and his vocals as “suave.” Harris himself will tell you that he’s worked hard during his career, but that he’s been blessed with the opportunities to play the music closest to his heart, jazz.
Harris held court for years at the legendary Bemelmans Bar in The Carlyle Hotel in NYC, which has a legacy of hosting cabaret and jazz greats from the likes of Bobby Short, Eartha Kitt, Elaine Stritch, John Pizzarelli and the Modern Jazz Quartet. His musical career began with a bang. After meeting Harry Connick Jr. at the First Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition in Washington, D.C., Connick took Harris to study with his mentor, Ellis Marsalis, who encouraged him to switch from drums to piano.
And the rest, as they say, is history…
Harris’ sound marries traditional jazz, gospel and blues with his own signature stylings. His early musical inspirations range from Stevie Wonder to Carole King, plus pop, R&B and more. But for him, jazz is “hip, serious, complex, improvisational and limitless.”
Don’t miss his auspicious debut at the Django on Tuesday February 20! Reserve your table HERE.