A Unique Pianist & Composer

A Unique Pianist & Composer

Upcoming Engagements

Kevin Harris




At this very special Boston concert, Kevin Harris presents “Onward” exhibiting new repertoire composed in the spirit of creative resilience.

Kevin Harris, piano
Ivanna Cuesta, drums
Max Ridley, acoustic bass
Jason Palmer, trumpet


Scullers Jazz Club

2023 Highlights

"P U L S E"

For a brief or prolonged moment, a "pulse" can disturb or comfort any definition of status quo.

“P U L S E”  is an exciting and compelling through-composed chamber work combining improvised and fully notated music.

A distinctive trait of jazz pianist Kevin Harris is his desire to constantly grow, evolve, improve, and advance. His interest to interweave traditional and contemporary music styles, visual arts, electronic media, science, and language, is what distinguishes his music and what renders his performances unique experiences, meant to activate the audience's senses and personal curiosity.


With this new composition, Harris chooses to celebrate the pulse that moves within us as individuals and as a collective community seeking to positively move society forward.

“P U L S E”, is a compelling chamber composition for oboe, clarinet, violin, cello, acoustic bass, and piano, that aims to stretch repertoire and foster connection among disparate audiences using improvised and written music with jazz and classical musicians performing alongside each other.

Harris, with his fellow artists, endeavors to remind listeners of our personal and collective vibrations in search of equilibrium.

This project is made possible in part by a Live Arts Boston grant from the Boston Foundation.


Watch excerpts from the interview with Jim Brody and Margery Eagan, hosts of GBH Boston Public Radio Live from the Library

Music Arranging with Terri Lyne Carrington for Dianne Reeves

A collaboration of Terri Lyne Carrington and Kevin Harris in arranging “Someone To Watch Over Me” for Dianne Reeves.

Terry Lyne Carrington, drums
Dianne Reeves, voice
Kevin Harris, piano and arrangement
Linda Oh, acoustic bass
Matthew Stevens, guitar

The song is featured on the soundtrack of “Sweetwater,” a film about Nat Clifton, the first African-American to sign a contract with the NBA.

Available on all music platforms.

2023_Sweetwater_Kevin Harris Arrangmt for Dianne Reeves

New Album Release:


Available at:
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A modern symphony.

CONTRALUZ” is a highly interactive compilation of an original repertoire featuring the dynamic and innovating artistic talents of KEVIN HARRIS & FABIO ROJAS.

It seeks to interpret a message of curiosity, persistence, courage, and exploration.

CONTRALUZ”, Spanish for "backlight", is an invitation to hold one’s own truths and beliefs up to a backlight, to examine the new perspectives offered from a vantage point. An invitation to imaginatively shift one’s views to see an alternative picture, reality, or truth.

In the same way that new viewpoints warrant unfolding possibilities, Harris and Rojas see this compelling project as a modern symphony that also, continuously, is unfolding.