Fall Tour

October 11, 2018

The new album Aquarelle is out now!
http://radi.al/JesseHarrisAquarelle

CDs in stock now / Pre-order limited edition vinyl:
https://undertowstore.com/collections/jesse-harris

FALL TOUR:

Cosmo Instrumental project:
10/17 – NYC @ Max Fish – INFO 

Jesse Harris/Vinicius Cantuaria duo:
10/18 Warwick, Maryland @ Worsell Manor Music – INFO
10/21 NYC @ City Vineyard – INFO

Jesse Harris solo:
10/27 Lisbon @ Rua das Pretas – INFO

Songs For Petra
Lyrics by Jesse Harris, Music by John Zorn
Petra Haden – vc; Jesse Harris – gtr, vc; Julian Lage – guitar; Jorge Roeder -bass; Kenny Wollesen – dr
11/2 – Sarajevo – INFO
11/5- Den Bosch – INFO
11/6 – Vienna – INFO

Jesse Harris solo:
11/12 – Depa de los Plebes MX City
11/13 – San Miguel De Allende
11/14 – San Miguel de Allende @ Depa de los plebes
11/15 – Salamanca – Peña San Roman
11/16 – TBD
11/17 – Coyoacan, Mexico City @ Centro de las Artes Vivas

Cosmo Instrumental project:
12/14 – NYC @ Nublu 151 – INFO

Jesse Harris with band
(Jeremy Gustin – dr; Will Graefe – gtr; Ricardo Dias Gomes – bs)
12/18 – Tokyo, Japan @ The Blue Note – INFO
12/19 – Tokyo, Japan @ The Blue Note
12/20 – Beijing, China @ The Blue Note – INFO
12/21 – Beijing, China @ The Blue Note
12/28 – Shillong, India @ Cloud 9 Music Festival – INFO
12/31 – Shillong, India
1/4 – Bangalore, India

Aquarelle is out today!

A year ago in Lisbon I recorded the album with Jeremy Gustin on drums, Will Graefe guitar, and Ricardo Dias Gomes bass and keys. Back in New York and LA many friends added overdubs of vocals, strings, horns, and keyboards: Petra Haden, Sophia Brous, Marcelo Camelo, Valerie June, CJ Camerieri, Rob Moose, Jesse Carmichael, Jason Lader, and Thomas Bartlett.

Click here to get the album from your favorite outlet:
http://radi.al/JesseHarrisAquarelle

Or if you’re the physical type, get the limited edition CD:
https://undertowstore.com/collections/jesse-harris

Or go direct to Spotify:
http://radi.al/AquarelleSpotify

Check out yesterday’s article and video premiere for “Where a Rose Falls” in Blackbook.

If you haven’t seen the video for “Out of Time” yet, you can watch it here:

Next week I’ll head to Brazil to play a series of shows duo with my friend Andre Whoong, from São Paulo:

September 13 – Porto Alegre at Sgt Pepper’s – INFO
September 14 – Montenegro – INFO
September 16 – São Paulo at Rosa Flamingo – INFO
September 19 – Rio de Janeiro at Blue Note – INFO

See you soon!

xo
Jesse

“Out Of Time,” the first single from my new album, Aquarelle, comes out today and is available by all purveyors of music.

Listen on Spotify: http://radi.al/JesseHarrisOOTSpotify

Culture Creature has premiered the video, directed and edited by dAVID sTRANGE. Check out the video and their great article! https://www.culturecreature.com/jesse-harris/

Tickets are now on sale for the release show at Union Pool September 6. I’ll be joined by Jeremy Gustin and Will Graefe, who both played on the album (to read more about it, scroll down) as well as Benjamin Lazar Davis and Frank LoCrasto. Frank will also do a set with his own band, as will Joanna Sternberg, with whom I will also play guitar. It’s going to be a super fun night. Come hang!

TICKETS + INFO

The album will be released the following day, September 7, on my own label, Secret Sun Recordings, as well as on Sony in Japan and Som Livre in Brazil. Pre-order it here and get the single immediately: http://radi.al/JesseHarrisAquarelle

You can pre-order the limited edition CD directly from Undertow and get an instant download of the first single immediately. https://undertowstore.com/collections/jesse-harris

MORE ABOUT AQUARELLE:

In the summer of 2017, Jesse’s frequent collaborators Will Graefe (guitar) and Jeremy Gustin (drums) were playing a festival in Vilnius, Lithuania and thought it would be fun to record an album with him in Lisbon, Portugal with their mutual friend Ricardo Dias Gomes. Jesse had never been to Lisbon so he set to work. In the weeks leading up to the recording, he wrote some new material, such as “Out of Time,” a sort of fusion between an ESG-type beat and Tropicalia, which not only he finished two days before the session but was the first song recorded at the studio (the band had never even heard it); “Rolling By,” a lyric of hope and warning over music of Bossa-meets-60s-English-Rock; and “Carousel,” a moody instrumental named for the traditional Portuguese restaurant where the band and recording engineer would eat lunch every day.

Says Harris, “Though Will, Jeremy and I play together often, the addition of a new element in Ricardo on bass (who is from Rio and has played for years with one of my idols, Caetano Veloso), combined with the inspiration of Lisbon, brought out a sort of exuberance, light, and rhythm that I don’t think we would have found in New York.”

Back in New York, and later on in LA, Harris invited friends to add overdubs of keyboards, vocals, strings, and horns. Valerie June makes a special guest appearance to duet on “Listen To The Wind.” Petra Haden sings harmonies on “Grapes Grow Sweeter In The Sun” and “Eyes Of Fire.” And Sophia Brous (Exo-Tec, Dream Machine) duets on the Exotica-inspired “Never Say Goodbye” and layers rich vocal arrangement on the jouncy “Sometimes You Have To Choose Sides.” Other guests include Rob Moose (strings) and CJ Camerieri (horns), both of whom play in the group yMusic, and keyboardists Jason Lader, Jesse Carmichael and Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman).

Why the title Aquarelle? An aquarelle is a watercolor, but it also suggests lightness, color, liquid. The lyrics of the songs have a sunniness minus the glibness, the overall effect of which is what one might call a “feel good record.” Even its moments of darkness, such as the gloomy “Sunday” (“You shouldn’t have left on a Sunday/ cause Sunday is the loneliest day of all”) are suffused with a kind of a underlying hope – in this case the tacit suggestion that tomorrow is Monday and something new may come along.

xo

Summer

July 14, 2018

Monday, July 16 – Morristown, NJ @ Mayo PAC
Jesse Harris/Will Graefe duo opening for Bruce Hornsby
INFO + TICKETS

Thursday, July 26 – NYC Cosmo @ Bar Lunático
two sets at 8:30pm
INFO + TICKETS

Friday, July 27 – Montauk, NY Cosmo @ Surf Lodge
one set at 7pm
INFO + TICKETS

COSMO
Jesse Harris – guitar
Will Graefe – guitar
Jeremy Gustin – drums
Benjamin Lazar Davis – bass
CJ Camerieri – trumpet, flugelhorn, french horn
Michael Boschen – trombone

SONGS FOR PETRA (*more info below):
May 23 – New York NY @ Rockwood Music Hall, stage 2 // Tickets
May 24 – New Haven CT @ Firehouse 12 Concerts // Tickets
May 25 – Marlboro NY @ The Falcon // Tickets
May 26 – Egremont MA @ The Barn at Egremont Inn // Tickets

JESSE HARRIS SOLO:
May 31 – New York @ Rockwood Music Hall, stage 1

*SONGS FOR PETRA presents the music of renown composer John Zorn and the lyrics of Grammy Award Winner Jesse Harris, performed by Petra Haden (vocals, violin), Jesse Harris (guitar, vocals) and The Julian Lage Trio: Julian Lage (guitar), Jorge Roeder (upright bass), and Eric Doob (drums). Petra, who sings with everyone from Bill Frisell and Beck to The Haden Triplets, first collaborated with Jesse on the album Seemed Like A Good Idea – Petra Haden Sings Jesse Harris (Sunnyside Records). Julian Lage (2018 Grammy Award nominee)  is fast becoming perhaps the best known young jazz guitarist, whose latest album, Modern Lore (Mack Avenue Records) debuted at #1 on the Jazz Billboard chart.

NYC + Berkshires Shows

March 6, 2018

Thursday 3/8: COSMO at Max Fish
NYC – 8pm
Featuring a set by Tōth
Jesse Harris – guitar
CJ Camerieri – trumpet/flugelhorn/french horn
Jeremy Gustin – drums
Will Graefe – guitar
Michael Boschen – trombone
Ben Davis – bass

Friday 3/9: Jesse Harris / Jeremy Gustin duo at Le Poisson Rouge
NYC
* * SOLD OUT * *
Opening for Julian Lage Trio

Friday 3/23: Jesse Harris & Band at The Falcon Underground
Marlboro NY
Jesse Harris – vocals/guitar
Jeremy Gustin – drums
Will Graefe – guitar
Ryan Dugre – bass

Saturday 3/34: Jesse Harris & Band at The Egremont Barn
South Egremont MA
Jesse Harris – vocals/guitar
Jeremy Gustin – drums
Will Graefe – guitar
Ryan Dugre – bass

Sunday 3/25: Jesse Harris & Band at The Dreamaway Lodge
Becket MA
Jesse Harris – vocals/guitar
Jeremy Gustin – drums
Will Graefe – guitar
Ryan Dugre – bass

Happy New Year!

COSMO Instrumental project

Thursday night, 1/11 at Rockwood Music Hall, stage 3, 10pm
Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/event/1596581
Jesse Harris – guitar
Will Graefe – guitar
Benjamin Lazar Davis – bass
Jeremy Gustin – drums
CJ Camerieri – trumpet/flugelhorn/french horn
Michael Boschen – trombone

In other news, the new album (recorded in Lisbon, New York and Los Angeles) is mixed and will come out sometime this year! Here is a list of the amazing musicians who participated:

Jeremy Gustin – drums/percussion
Will Graefe – guitar/backing vocals
Ricardo Dias Gomes – bass/keyboards
Rob Moose – strings
CJ Camerieri – horns
Valerie June – guest vocals on “Listen to the Wind”
Sophia Brous – guest vocals on “Sometimes You Have to Choose Sides” and “Never Say Goodbye”
Petra Haden – guest vocals on “Grapes Grow Sweeter in the Sun” and “Eyes of Fire”
Marcelo Camelo – guest vocals on “Rolling By”
Jesse Carmichael – keyboards
Jason Lader – keyboards
Thomas Bartlett – keyboards

Here’s the new Super 8 video of the instrumental “Everybody Thinks You’re A Movie Star”, culled from footage shot entirely in Rio and Buenos Aires this past January

The new album is out:

ITUNES // AMAZON // BANDCAMP // SUNNYSIDE RECORDS

UPCOMING SHOWS:

THE BERKSHIRES
April 29 – South Egremont, Massachusetts @ The Barn

ONE WEEK @ THE STONE, NYC
May 9 – sim sim,
featuring Margaret Glaspy (vocals/guitar), Jesse Harris (guitar), Chris Morrissey (bass), Tim Kuhl (drums)

May 10 – Cosmo (Instrumental Night)
featuring Jeremy Gustin (drums), CJ Camerieri (trumpet), Will Graefe (guitar), Ben Davis (bass), Jesse Harris (guitar)

May 11 – The Song Project (Music by John Zorn, Lyrics by Jesse Harris)
featuring Petra Haden (vocals/violin), Jesse Harris (guitar/vocals) and Julian Lage Trio

May 12 – Julian Lage (guitar) & Jesse Harris (guitar/vocals) duo

May 13 – Petra Haden and Jesse Harris Group
featuring Petra Haden (vocals/violin), Jesse Harris (guitar/vocals), Will Graefe (guitar), Jeremy Gustin (drums), Ben Davis (bass)

May 14 – Music For Chameleons (new Jesse Harris album performed live)
featuring Jesse Harris (vocals/guitar), Will Graefe (guitar), Jeremy Gustin (drums), Ben Davis (bass)

LOS ANGELES
May 31 – Los Angeles @ Blue Whale

JAPAN TOUR
June 4 – Kanazawa @ 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art
June 5 – Nagoya @ Club Quattro
June 6 – Umeda @ Club Quattro
June 7 – Hiroshima @ Club Quattro
June 9 – Kyoto @ Taku Taku
June 8 – Okayama @ Inryo-ji Temple (email for info)
June 10 – Tokyo @ Cotton Club
June 11 – Tokyo @ Cotton Club

xo
Jesse

Check out the new video “You Don’t Have To Be Alone,” directed, filmed (with the Super 8 camera my dad bought in the 60s) and edited by dAVID sTRANGE.

Have you heard the new album yet?!

ITUNES // AMAZON // BANDCAMP // SUNNYSIDE RECORDS

UPCOMING SHOWS:

FRANCE
March 30 – Belfort, France – Galerie Cheloudiakoff
March 31 – Paris, France – Jazz Club Etoile
April 1 – Paris, France – Jazz Club Etoile

ONE WEEK AT THE STONE, NYC
May 9 – sim sim,
featuring Margaret Glaspy (vocals/guitar), Jesse Harris (guitar), Chris Morrissey (bass), Tim Kuhl (drums)

May 10 – Cosmo (Instrumental Night)
featuring Jeremy Gustin (drums), CJ Camerieri (trumpet), Will Graefe (guitar), Ben Davis (bass), Jesse Harris (guitar)

May 11 – The Song Project (Music by John Zorn, Lyrics by Jesse Harris)
featuring Petra Haden (vocals/violin), Jesse Harris (guitar/vocals) and Julian Lage Trio

May 12 – Julian Lage (guitar) & Jesse Harris (guitar/vocals) duo

May 13 – Petra Haden and Jesse Harris Group
featuring Petra Haden (vocals/violin), Jesse Harris (guitar/vocals), Will Graefe (guitar), Jeremy Gustin (drums), Ben Davis (bass)

May 14 – Music For Chameleons (new Jesse Harris album performed live)
featuring Jesse Harris (vocals/guitar), Will Graefe (guitar), Jeremy Gustin (drums), Ben Davis (bass)

JAPAN TOUR
June 5 – Nagoya – Club Quattro
June 6 – Umeda – Club Quattro
June 7 – Hiroshima – Club Quattro
June 9 – Kyoto – Taku Taku
June 10 – Tokyo – Cotton Club
June 11 – Tokyo – Cotton Club

xo
Jesse

I’m excited to announce the release of my new album Music For Chameleons, which comes out March 10 worldwide on Sunnyside Records, except in Brazil on Warner Brasil. You can pre-order it now, using any of the links below!

On March 9 I’ll celebrate the release with a show at Rockwood Music Hall, featuring Jeremy Gustin on drums, Will Graefe guitar and Ben Davis bass. You can get tickets here.

BANDCAMP
AMAZON
SUNNYSIDE RECORDS
ITUNES

This album was a truly collaborative effort, with not only Jeremy Gustin (drums) and Will Graefe (guitar) accompanying me again after our last album “Jesse Harris with Star Rover – No Wrong No Right,” but also Jesse Carmichael on keyboards and guitar and Jason Lader on bass and keyboards – all of whom co-produced the album. Maycon Ananias, who wrote the string arrangements for and played keys on my Rio-de-Janeiro-recorded album Sub Rosa, wrote the string arrangements, which he recorded in Curitiba, Brazil. Petra Haden, with whom I toured much last year in support of our album “Seemed Like a Good Idea – Petra Haden Sings Jesse Harris,” added vocal arrangements. And Gabriela Lucia, who toured with me and Petra on percussion, sang harmonies.

New Video:
Check out the first video from the album for “I’m Not On Your Mind”

Upcoming Shows:
March 9 – New York, Rockwood Music Hall, stage 2 – TICKETS
March 30 – Belfort, France – INFO
March 31 – Paris, France, Jazz Club Etoile – INFO
April 1 – Paris, France, Jazz Club Etoile – INFO

See you soon!

xoxo
Jesse