The Trio -Donald Harrison, Jon Carter & Lenny White
Donald Harrison is a celebrated jazz saxophonist, composer and teacher. He trained at the Orleans Center for the Creative Arts and then at the Berklee College of Music. In the early 1990s, he began engaging his New Orleans musical heritage on a large scale, releasing album after album, year after year, and teaming up with top musos the while. The King of Nouveau Swing issued his landmark Spirits of Congo Square album in 2000 which he recorded with his New Orleans Legacy Ensemble. The devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 saw many musicians flee New Orleans, but Harrison kept the musical flame alive in the city, releasing his album Survivor in 2006. Harrison continues to compose, perform and teach, occasionally starting in a local television show – as himself.