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Donald Harrison Quartet

2011–2012 Hunt Real Estate Art of Jazz Series

Saturday, April 28, 2012, 8 pm

Donald Harrison

$25 for Members
$29 for non-members

Pre-concert Film, 7 pm
All on a Mardi Gras Day (2003)
Concert, 8 pm

The modern jazz sounds of the Crescent City come to the Queen City for one special evening. Alto saxophonist Donald Harrison is inextricably linked to his native New Orleans for his ability to weave his musical heritage through a highly personal amalgam of jazz styles that include be-bop, Dixieland, hard bop, R&B, and swing. A master singer/dancer in the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian culture, his acting and musical talents have been a notable part of HBO’s groundbreaking series Treme. Having apprenticed with the jazz legends Roy Haynes and Art Blakey, Harrison is now mentor to the next generation of New Orleans greats, including his current hardswinging band. (


Individual concert tickets are $25 for Gallery Members and $29 for non-members. Season tickets, for all four concerts, are available at a discounted rate of $90 for Gallery Members. Tickets can be purchased at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Admissions Desk or online at Concerts often sell out in advance of each performance, so please order tickets early to avoid disappointment.


AK café will serve dinner on Saturday, April 28, 2012, before the Donald Harrison concert. For reservations, which are highly recommended, please call 716.270.8223.

The 2011–2012 Hunt Real Estate Art of Jazz Series is supported, in part, by a generous grant from Hunt Real Estate. It is produced by Bruce Eaton and organized by the Gallery’s Education Department.

The Donald Harrison concert has been made possible, in part, through the generous support of The Weissman Family Foundation.

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