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Jeff Harrington

CountryUnited States of America
OccupationArranger, Composer, Performer, Teacher
CategoriesBlues, Fusion, Jazz, Jazz-Rock, Latin

Saxophonist, composer, author, educator and producer, Jeff Harrington is a Professor at Berklee College of Music (where he teaches saxophone, improvisation and jazz history), a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Affiliated Artist and a Harvard University MLSP Instructor. An active performer, recording artist and clinician, he has performed in Europe, St. Thomas, Martinique, the Philippines, Barbados, Los Angeles, the southwest US and throughout New England. Through his International Jazz Correspondence Lessons®, he distance-teaches improvisation and saxophone world-wide. His recordings include Cosmic Motion Picture with his own quartet, One by the Reed Dieffenbach Quartet, Homecookin'! (Reed Dieffenbach Quintet) and So Tru by Trudy Sandhaus, among others. A new solo album, Emanation, as well as upcoming CD's by the Harry Fix Quartet and Reed Dieffenbach are due out in 2010. In addition, he's the author of Blues Improvisation Complete (Berklee Press), available in Bb, Eb, C and C bass clef versions, Great Tenor Saxophone Solos, Vol. 1 & 2, Great Smooth Jazz, R&B, and Pop Tenor Saxophone Solos, and Written Solos On Standard Tunes, Vol. 1 & 2. New books coming out in 2010 include Essential Solos on Standard Progressions (Advance Music) and Great Smooth Jazz, R&B and Pop Saxophone Solos (Berklee Press/Hal Leonard). Performing credits include touring as a featured soloist with the Gene Krupa Orchestra and performances with Milt Hinton, Ricky Ford and Makoto Ozone. Locally he freelances in the Boston area and is a member of the Harry Fix Quartet. Studies in saxophone, improvisation, composition, clarinet and flute with Jerry Bergonzi, Joe Viola, George Garzone, Rick Margitza, Charlie Banocas, John Mehegan, George Russell, John La Porta, Arnie Lawrence, Jimmy Guiffre, Bob Moses, Bill Dixon, Barry Harris, Leon Russianoff, Ignatius Gennusa, Henry Brandt, Matt Marvuglio and Milford Graves. His degrees include an M.M. from New England Conservatory of Music and a B.M. from Berklee College of Music, as well as, extensive graduate and undergraduate studies at The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, Manhattan School of Music and Bennington College.

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