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Saskatchewan Jazz Festival: Corey Harris at The Bassment

June 25, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Tuesday, March 22nd.

Corey Harris is a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and band leader who has carved out his own niche in blues. A powerful singer and accomplished guitarist, he has appeared at venues throughout the North America, Europe, Brazil, The Caribbean, West Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. He began his career as a New Orleans street singer, travelling throughout the southern U.S.

In his early twenties he lived in Cameroon, West Africa for a year, which had a profound effect on his later work. He has recorded many old songs of the blues tradition while also creating an original vision of the blues by adding influences from reggae, soul, rock and West African music. His 1995 recording, Between Midnight and Day, is a tribute to the tradition of acoustic blues. Subsequent recordings, such as Greens From the Garden (1999), Mississippi to Mali (2003), and Daily Bread (2005) show Harris’ maturation from interpreter to songwriter. Some of his imaginative compositions are marked by a deliberate eclecticism; other works stay true to the traditional blues formula of compelling vocals and down-home guitar. With one foot in tradition and the other in contemporary experimentation, Harris is a truly unique voice in contemporary music.

Details

Date:
June 25, 2016
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Organizer

SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival
Phone:
1.800.638.1211
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/saskjazz

Venue

SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival
701-601 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 3G8 Canada
Phone:
1.800.638.1211