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Jerome Harris
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Jerome Harris, adjunct assistant professor of music, holds a B.M. in jazz guitar from the New England Conservatory of Music and an A.B. in psychology and social relations from Harvard College. He has won international recognition for his recorded and touring performances in jazz, new music and related genres, on guitar and bass guitar. He played bass guitar with the noted tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins beginning in 1978; from 1988 to 1994 he played guitar with Rollins, and appears on five of his recordings. He has also performed with Jack DeJohnette, Bill Frisell, Ray Anderson, Don Byron, Ned Rothenberg, Bobby Previte, Oliver Lake, Bob Stewart, David Krakauer, Amina Claudine Myers, George Russell, and Julius Hemphill. His extensive international touring includes several concert/workshop tours of south Asia, west and southeast Africa and the Middle East, sponsored by the U.S. State Department. His scholarly writing includes "Jazz on the Global Stage," published in The African Diaspora: A Musical Perspective (Ingrid Monson, editor; Garland, 2000), which explores the history, present state, and future implications of the spread of jazz to locales far from its African American birthplace. From 2005 to 2006 he served as Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Music at Lehman College, City University of New York.

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