Craig Harris is a trombonist, composer, and gifted sonic shaman. A musical journey that began when touring with the inimitable Sun Ra, led Craig on a path that affirmed his place in performance with and among the ranks of creative music’s most progressive thought-leaders. A prolific composer, and bandleader of various-sized ensembles, Craig has amassed an extensive discography of his own influential work in addition to contributing to the projects of his esteemed colleagues. Steeped in the tradition of using his musical voice to comment on social injustice and humanity, Craig is a 2022 nominee for the NAACP Image Awards as co-composer of the score for the Oscar-winning film Judas and the Black Messiah. Craig’s newest recording is Managing the Mask.
The “Harlem Nightsongs” project often includes a combination of live music performances, spoken word poetry, and visual projections that pay tribute to Harlem’s past and present. The work explores themes of identity, community, struggle, and triumph, drawing from the experiences of the African American community in Harlem.
Mt. Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church
15 Mount Morris Park West
New York NY 10027 US
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm