BRUNSWICK – Loston Harris, known for his interpretations of jazz and blues from the “great American songbook,” will perform at Bowdoin College at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 6, in Pickard Theater.

His program will include music from his recently released CD, “Timeless,” which showcases the artist as both composer and performer. Classics such as “How Deep is the Ocean” and “On the Street Where You Live” will be complemented by romantic originals “If I Say I Love You” and “Twilight.”

Now a vocalist and pianist, Harris was a drummer during his early musical studies. He switched to piano at the urging of his teacher, Ellis Marsalis, father of the famed Marsalis jazz family.

Since then he has performed as a member of the prestigious Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, led by multiple-Grammy winner Wynton Marsalis. He also appeared on the PBS TV special “Portraits in Blue” with fellow pianist and bandleader Marcus Roberts.

Harris’ first recording “Comes Love” was the result of his growing interest in the classic vocalists, such as Nat King Cole and Tony Bennett. “Comes Love” was a critical and commercial success, leading the young artist to perform at several high-profile events such as the Oscar VIP events in Los Angeles and the GQ Man of the Year Awards in New York.

Harris’ Bowdoin appearance is part of his current tour that will also find him performing in New York and Boston. When he is not touring, he makes his musical home at the Carlyle Hotel in New York City.

Tickets re $10 and are on sale at the David Saul Smith Union information desk on campus. People may call 725-3375.


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