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.


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!



New Video and Other News

January 18, 2017

Check out the first video from my new album, Music For Chameleons, for the song “I’m Not On Your Mind,” shot above the streets of Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Thursday, March 9 there will be an album release show at Rockwood Music Hall, immediately following a set by the Julian Lage/Chris Eldridge duo. Come on out! You can buy tickets now.

Upcoming Shows:

January 26 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Audio Rebel
January 28 – São Paulo, Brazil, Casa Do Mancha
March 9 – New York, Rockwood Music Hall, stage 2 (ALBUM RELEASE SHOW) – TICKETS
March 30 – Belfort, France – Galerie Cheloudiakoff
March 31 – Paris, France – Jazz Club Etoile
April 1 – Paris, France – Jazz Club Etoile


I’m very excited to announce that “Seemed Like a Good Idea – Petra Haden Sings Jesse Harris” will be released April 29 by Sunnyside Records. You can pre-order the album at Amazon or Bandcamp.

Today we’re premiering the beautiful video for “Sometimes You Have To Choose Sides,” which was shot by two great filmmakers, one German and one Brazilian, on a cross country trip with a drone and a lot of imagination..

Starting March 29 we’ll go on tour in the US, opening for Sean Watkins (of Nickel Creek and The Watkins Family Hour), in the middle of which we also have shows in Japan and China. The full schedule is below.

In other news, Star Rover and I have recorded a new album, which will be released later this year. In the meantime we’ll be playing the new songs at The Manhattan Inn in Greenpoint, Brooklyn March 6. Come on out!


March 6: Jesse Harris with Star Rover at Manhattan Inn – Tickets

March 29: Northampton, MA – The Parlor Room *
March 30: Cambridge, MA – Club Passim *
March 31: NYC – City Winery *
April 1: Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle *
April 2: Vienna, VA – The Barns at Wolftrap *
April 5: Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle *
April 6: Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle Music Hall *
April 7: Athens, GA – The Foundry *
April 8: Decatur, GA – Eddie’s Attic *
April 9: Chattangooga, TN – Barking Legs Theatre *
April 10: Nasville, TN – The Station Inn *
April 27 : Tokyo – Blue Note
April 28 : Tokyo – Blue Note
April 29 : Tokyo – Blue Note
May 2: Shanghai, China – JZ Spring Festival
May 4: Joe’s Pub – CD release show 9:30pm – Tickets
May 10: Santa Barbara CA – Soho *
May 11: Berkeley CA – Freight & Salvage *
May 12: Grass Valley CA – Center for the arts  *
May 13: Cottage Grove OR – Axe & Fiddle *
May 14: Portland OR – MS Studios *
May 15: Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern *

* with Sean Watkins

Live at Dangerbird!

October 26, 2015

Jesse along with the duo of guitarist Will Graefe and drummer Jeremy Gustin (collectively known as Star Rover) visited the Dangerbird Studios in Los Angeles to perform five songs from their recently released album No Wrong No Right, available now on Dangerbird.

Check out all the videos HERE.

If you haven’t been to Richard Julian and Rosita Kess’ amazing new bar and live music venue Bar Lunatico in Bed Stuy, you’re missing out! Next Thursday the 24th I’ll play two sets there with Star Rover.

At the end of October, Will Graefe and I will travel to Mexico for a number of shows duo before heading up to LA to meet up with Jeremy Gustin and do a JH & Star Rover show at Blue Whale November 9.

We’ll also perform with Petra Haden at Largo November 10, in a bill titled “Petra Haden Sings Jesse Harris,” which is also the title of our album together. Look for a release in Spring 2016!

Are you a fan of Forro in the Dark? Check out their new album of John Zorn’s music, “Forro Zinho,” which I co-produced with the band. You can find it at Tzadik.com.

See you soon!

Sept 24 – NYC at Bar Lunatico
Jesse Harris with Star Rover

Oct 29 – Cholula, Mexico at Jazzatlan
Jesse Harris with Will Graefe

Oct 30 – Mexico City at Zinco Jazz Club
Jesse Harris with Will Graefe

Oct 31 – Mexico City at Foro del Tejedor
Jesse Harris with Will Graefe

Nov 3 – Guadalajara, Mexico at Universidad de Guadalajara
Jesse Harris with Will Graefe

Nov 9 – Los Angeles at Blue Whale
Jesse Harris with Star Rover

Nov 10 – Los Angeles at Largo
“Petra Haden Sings Jesse Harris”



The new video of “Catch the Ash” from my latest album No Wrong No Right was premiered at Entertainment Weekly. Director Lyle Owerko and I went back to our iPhone roots and shot a quick video that I edited using iMovie.


Jesse and Star Rover performed an acoustic version of “No Wrong, No Right” for PEOPLE.com’s Music Lounge. Check it out HERE.