HARLEY WHITE JR.
Pulitzer Prize-nominated musician and composer Harley White Jr. has been living life out loud, one note at a time, since the moment he picked up his first instrument – a violin – at the daybreak of his youth.
Although the self-described “Bluesician” is best known as a virtuoso bassist, White, leader of the Harley White Jr. Orchestra, always had an eye for sounds – and the mellifluous colors that span across each measure.
The Northern California-based instrumentalist’s talents recently earned him a 2015 Pulitzer Prize nomination as musical director of Mark Stein’s “Direct From Death Row, The Scottsboro Boys: An Evening of Vaudeville and Sorrow.”
That talent & musical dedication is now on display for the masses, as White & his band embark on their latest tour, highlighting the musical genius of past jazz giants like Duke Ellington, Count Basie & Louie Armstrong while constantly breaking artistic ground & traveling new frontiers with funk, Latin, cabaret and beyond.
The Harley White Jr. Orchestra is Harley White (bass), Darius Babazadeh (alto sax), Reagen Branch (tenor sax), Byron Colborn (baritone sax), Justin Au (trumpet), Aaron Smith (trumpet), Brandon Au (trombone), Clark Goodloe (piano) and Erinn Anova (arranger, resident diva).