Harley White Jr

Primary Instrument: Composer/conductor

Born: September 11, 1965    

Bassist, Composer, Arranger

Since 1991, Harley White Jr. has been a prominent figure on the Sacramento music scene in a wide array of roles from pop recording artist with “Papa’s Culture”, as a creative force with “Blackalicious”, “Original Heads” and “Dr. Echo”, as an award winning bassist, and as an impresario presenting the WhiteNoise™ festival.

Now, with the Harley White Jr. (HWJO) Jazz Orchestra, White returns to his musical roots as the son of prominent Bay Area Educator,Bassist, Harley White Sr.

Performing Groups * 1991- 1996 “Papa’s Culture” (Funk/Pop/World Beat) * 1995 to present “Original Heads”(Funk/Jazz/Hip Hop) * 2005 “Harley White Jr. Orchestra” (Swing/Blues)...
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2010 Sammie award for outstanding Jazz musician

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Primary InstrumentComposer/conductor

LocationSacramento, CA

Willing to teachAdvanced students only.

Credentials/BackgroundMusicians are needed for a new all-age Jazz orchestra, the "Brickhouse Orchestra". Classes supporting the orchestra include reading, improvising, and Jazz/Blues Harmony. The music will consist mostly of dance material from the 20's through the 60's. The "Brickhouse Orchestra" will be under the direction of Harley White Jr, a Sacramento native who wears many musical hats. After a 4 year stint at Sacramento Waldorf School, he started an after-school Jazz program called " The Housecats" at the arts collective "Joe's Style Shop" . It was there that he garnered a "Sammie" award for "Critical Achievement". When the original "Housecats" members all left for college, Harley continued with teaching their parents! It is a family affair indeed. After a brief hiatus to pursue his own orchestral ambitions, Harley is now back, and taking students for the new "Brickhouse Orchestra". Classes will meet on Thursdays at 7pm starting 10/30/08. "The Brickhouse" is located at 2837 36th ave. (and Broadway), Sacramento CA. $20 per class. See you there! Contact: or (916) 470- 3607


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