John Harkins Quartet: Wednesday, 10th of February, 2021
They hire him because they like him. The many leading jazz figures he’s shared the stage with over so many years include Eric Alexander, Joe Farnsworth, Dale Barlow, Don Burrows, Terrell Stafford, Vince Gardner, Wycliffe Gordon, Charles McPherson as well as singers Jackie Allen, Emma Pask, Barbara Morrison, Cleo Laine, Frank D’rone, Mark Murphy, Laver Butler, and Grace Knight. John Harkins is
what’s known as a hard swinger, possessing a great time and an exciting drive, effortlessly taking the listener on the musical journey he is creating.
Since coming to Australia 25 yrs ago, Harkins, a native Chicagoan and a product of the great Chicago/Detroit jazz piano tradition—think Tommy Flanagan, Hank Jones, Barry Harris among many— has established himself at the front rank of the jazz scene.
John will be joined by drumming great, Andrew Dickeson, Bassist Jacob Graham, and introducing a bright new talent, Tim Kovacs on Tenor Saxophone.
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