Craig Harris is a well-established trombonist and composer. He graduated from the music program at State University of New York at Old Westbury. He was influenced by the music program founder and director, Makanda Ken McIntyre.
Harris can easily weave through the sounds of jazz, whether that be the growling sounds of New Orleans, modern beats or a retro, ‘60s-style flair. A collaborative artist, Harris has played with his professors at SUNY and a laundry list of jazz legends – Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor, The WORLD Saxophone Quartet, The Roots, Rakim and Lester Bowie, to name a few. Harris’ solo projects are described on his website as displaying “a unique sense of concept and a total command of the sweeping expanse of musical expression.” With projects like “Souls Within the Veil” and “Brown Butterfly,” which were based on the works and legacy of W.E.B. DuBois and Muhammad Ali respectively, do exactly that.