Limited-Capacity Season Favorites Series: Allan Harris’ Kate’s Soulfood
Limited-Capacity Season Favorites Series$65.00 - 70.00 per person
Allan Harris woo’d us for our 2019 Season Closing Weekend with ‘Nat King Cole’s Centennial Celebration. This season he returns with his newly released original work ‘Kates Soulfood’ is a spirited, soul-drenched journey that pays homage to Harris’ home of Harlem, NYC as only he can.
Showcasing his brisk baritone and deft songwriting ability, Harris’ twelfth release as a leader paints a vivid portrait of his vibrant neighborhood that draws heavily from a deep well of childhood memories. “As a child, the rhythmic rocking of the subway was music to my ears. Every Sunday I took a magical ride along those tracks from Brooklyn to Harlem, which became my island of refuge,” he says. Like his ancestors who emigrated relocated there during the Harlem Renaissance, Harris saw Harlem as a place of opportunity, belonging, and most importantly, love. “The people that enveloped me with their love and teaching placed an armor of music, literature, and history around my underdeveloped mind.” Kate’s Soulfood is the outcome of their heartfelt efforts. Allan Harris is a Brooklyn-born, Harlem-based soul and jazz vocalist/guitarist/bandleader/composer who made his recording debut way back in 1994 with ‘Setting The Standard’. Since then, he’s released over a dozen acclaimed long players, shared stages with people like Tony Bennett, Dionne Warwick, Diana Krall, Abbey Lincoln, Natalie Cole, Al Jarreau, Al Green, Lee Ritenour, Michael Feinstein, Cassandra Wilson, and Wynton Marsalis and performed all over the world. However, Allan is still something of a mainstream unknown in the UK and Europe despite a spellbinding performance during the London Olympics, regularly working with the London Jazz Festival Orchestra and being described as “My favorite singer” by a certain Tony Bennett.