All About Jazz is celebrating Donald Harrison's birthday today!
Donald Harrison is being called one of the most important musicians of the new millennium by CBS Sunday Morning. A list of his accomplishments shows that he has developed into a musical category unto himself. In the classic jazz genre, he is the originator of the Nouveau Swing style which merges acoustic swing with modern R&B, second-line, hip-hop, Mardi Gras Indian music (New Orleans African American roots culture), and reggae rhythms. His smooth jazz recording, The Power of Cool, went to the top of Billboard Magazine’s Smooth Jazz and R&B charts and is considered a classic. His ground- breaking...Read more.
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