Barry Harris, piano
7/27/16

“I tell some of the young kids in order to be a jazz musician you have to play a Monk song. You don’t play a Monk song, I feel there’s something funny about you being a jazz musician. I had to tell one piano player that, he was in Washington. We had to do this Monk thing…he plays one and he had little bits of Monk in there, you know. It was quite odd… because Monk wrote so many pretty songs. I tell you. What’s this one?…”

Light Blue, Thelonious Monk
Pannonica, Thelonious Monk

“On the last A, Jon Hendricks said…
Delicate things such as butterfly wings
poets can’t describe, though they try
Love played a tune, when she stepped from her cocoon… Pannonica, my lovely, Pannonica my butterfly.”

– Barry Harris

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Published by Jamie Breiwick

Jamie is regarded as one of South-Eastern Wisconsin’s most in-demand and versatile trumpet players. Jamie has shared the stage with many nationally recognized musicians including: Arturo O’ Farrill, Dan Nimmer, Joe Sanders, Matt Ulery, Steve Houghton, Brian Lynch, Pete Zimmer, Rob Wilkerson, Rick Germanson, Tony Barba, Jon Faddis, and Dan Kinzelman. Jamie has performed with Grammy nominated R & B artist Eric Benet, and was featured live in performance for the taping of his recent music videos, “The Hunger” & “You’re the Only One”. Jamie has also performed with the Barcelona-based band Brazzaville led by David Brown (Beck), and comedian Bob Newhart. In 2005, Jamie was the featured artist on the nationally syndicated NPR show “Says You “. Jamie’s main projects currently are the band Choir Fight and leading his own quartet/quintet. As an educator, Jamie has been the Director of Bands at Maple Dale School in Fox Point, WI since 2002. In addition to being a full-time band director, he is on the faculty at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, Cardinal Stritch University, and has recently been added as an adjunct instructor of Jazz Trumpet at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. In 2010 he became one of the co-founders of the Milwaukee Jazz Vision, an organization guided by the purpose of advancing jazz music in the greater Milwaukee area.

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