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)
Albums 1993 Papa’s Culture “Papa’s Culture but...” (Elektra Records 1995 Melvin Van Peebles “Ghetto Gothic” (Capitol Records) 1998 Cake Prolonging the Magic (Volcano Records) 1998 Blackalicious ”Nia “ (Quannum Records) 2002 Blackalicious “Blazing Arrows” (MCA/Universal) 2002 Ben Harper/Blackalicious “Blazing Arrows” (MCA/Universal) 2004 Jose Montoya/Casindio Locura Cura (Royal Chicano Air Force) 2005 Faith Evans “ The First Lady” (Capitol)
Theatrical 1995 Uncle Bend’s: An American Negro Narrative, Sacramento Theatre Company (actor, performer) 1999 “Live from Death Row: The Scottsboro Boys” by Mark Stein, Sacramento River Stage. (Composer, performer) 2009 Sizzling Sirens Burlesque Experience