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Ensembles & Dates

Tribute To Grant Green

featuring Wendell Harrison-saxophone, Chris Codish-organ, Leonard King-Drums, Perry Huhges-guitar

 

            Grant Green was one of the most prolific musicians that emanated from the be-bop tradition that influenced many guitar players in America and around the world. His artistry reflected the phrasing of Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins and many others that embraced the be-bop legacy. In addition he had the vision and talent to make successful hits for record companies such as Blue Records and others. Grant used his talent to re-arrange and record the Beatles and James Brown songs and other popular songs for his productions, which made money for the record companies and himself as well. Also, Grant added the Hammond B3 organ to his group, which was a commercial success.  

In 1968, I recieved a call from Grant's manager Jimmy Boyd.  He wanted me to perform an East coast tour with Grant.  I was honored being so impressed with his playing.

Friday, June 9, 2018

Detroit Institute of Arts

Wendell Harrison Ensemble

Detroit City Airport

October 6, 2018

Wendell Harrison Clarinet Ensemble

IMG_1289 Chris Codish photo Perry Hughes Leonard King IMG_1289

Past Performace Venues 

 

Cotton Club - New York, NY

Music Hall Center For The Performing Arts - Detroit, MI

Max Fisher Theater - Detroit, MI

Orchestra Hall - Detroit, MI

The Jazz Showcase - Chicago, IL

The Green Mill - Chicago, IL

Hot House - Chicago, IL

Barnsdall Gallery Theater with Phil Ranelin - Los Angeles, CA

 

 

European Tours 

 

Selmer Paris Center - Paris, France

Jazzamberg - Linz, Austria

Brucknerconservatorium - Linz Austria

Denny's Swing Club - Humburg, Germany

Birdland - Humburg, Germany

Jazzhaus - Frieberg, Germany

Jazz Jamboree -Barcelona, Spain

Electronic Music Fest with Carl Craig-Caruna, Spain

Pompidue Museum with Carl Craig

 

Africa/Middle East Tour 

 

Senegal, Africa

Abidjan-Ivory Coast, Africa

Alexandria, Egypt

Cairo, Egypt

Tunis, Tunisia

Istanbul, Turkey

Syria

Jordan