Singer-pianist-songwriter Marilyn Harris boasts an enviable jazz pedigree. After studying composition with Hale Smith at UConn and film scoring with Ray Wright and Manny Albam at Eastman School of Music, Marilyn worked extensively with jazz arranger Gil Evans and studied piano with Richard Tee and Rodgers Grant. Her talents have graced not only her own recordings, but a wide variety of other artists' work including co- writing a gold record with Jim Brickman, doing arrangements for Bette Midler, Lola Falana and Donna McKechnie, and her songs have been covered by jazz vocalists Anne Marie Moss, Jackie Paris, Claire Martin, Bobbe Norris, Judi Silvano and Diane Hubka.
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I loved every mile of ROUND TRIP.
- Ken Dryden, Chattanooga Times Free Press
Marilyn Harris, one of the last of the true practitioners of
blessed us with another quality
CD. Backed by the wonderful L.A. Jazz All-Stars Big Band
this CD always
rocks, swings and knocks it out
of the park . . . This CD belongs in the library of anyone who
writing and singing talent.
- Peter La Barbera, Jazz Zine
No question about it, ROUND TRIP is an entertaining and
recording that showcases a
superb performance by one of the best jazz vocalists in the
today...A disc that will appeal to
anyone who likes music.
- Edward Blanco, eJazzNews.com
Vocalist Marilyn Harris' latest release features a healthy
supply of good time
swing and blues.
Featuring some of Los Angeles' finest musicians, ROUND
TRIP finds Harris in
Willing to teach