PAT HARRIS & ASSOCIATES
Artist Management & Booking
We pride ourselves on representing talented musicians and artists around the world. Based in New York, we are firm believers in discovering new artists, nurturing their creativity and helping them achieve sustainable success.
WHO WE ARE
I am committed to discovering new artists, nurturing their creativity and helping them to achieve sustainable success. I work with a diversity of talent across the musical spectrum, and endeavour to provide a one-stop shop for managing artists and creating live music bookings that enhance their careers.
I am passionate about our artists!
World Class Artists
winner of the Downbeat Critics Poll "Rising Star Jazz Vocalist"
Over the past 20 years, Allan has steadily developed his reputation as one of the finest vocalists of his era. Brooklyn-born and Harlem-based, he has forged his sterling credentials through his ten previous albums, covering a broad range of contexts, all netted together within the rich territory of the jazz tradition.
Introducing two new Allan Harris tours for 2021
Harlem After Dark, an Uptown Jazz Party
a new album release date Jan. 2021
A quarter of the cowhands in the West were Black.
A Harlem composer found a way to honor their history.
During these racially charged times in the United States with the focus on racial discrimination across the country, Cross That River takes audiences on a musical journey into why Black Lives Matter. Cross That River represents a significant moment in American history where Black Cowboys lived and helped settle the West. It is a story that’s never been told in this way.
The unsettled West of the 1860s provides a new life and new dreams for Blue, a run-away slave, who escapes from slavery to Texas to become one of America’s first Black Cowboys. This compelling tale of freedom integrates fiction with historical fact, and each song presents a different page in this complicated chapter of American History.
The story of Blue begins in Louisiana, and with every song of this highly-infectious score, the audience is moved further along on Blue’s harrowing journey across the Sabine River to freedom in the Wild West. Each song tells a unique story, at times joyful, sometimes tragic, but mostly a poignant chronicle of enduring perseverance. Award-winning musician, Allan Harris wrote Cross That River to tell the untold story of the Black West and empower Americans with an inspiring story of hope and freedom.
Educational outreach is an important component of this thrilling and relevant musical tale that performed for a multiple week Off-Broadway run to great critical acclaim. Here are just a few of the memorable reviews:
NEW YORK TIMES “The voice of a benign storyteller, a deeply romantic true believe with a heroic vision of American history and the African-American contribution.”
BROADWAY WORLD “An exhilarating production. The show has a riveting story along with a fabulous score – an extraordinary theatrical experience.”
SHOW BUSINESS WEEKLY “The musical canvasses the Wild West, and all of our favorite stock characters are there, as well as a few we haven’t met yet. There are saloon girls, fire and brimstone revival preachers, mad-eyed cattle-drivers, buffalo soldiers and mail-order brides.”
THE KENNEDY CENTER “CROSS THAT RIVER successfully conveys the often overlooked history of black cowboys from the perspective of Blue, an escaped slave who moves westward to help pioneer the new American West. CROSS THAT RIVER combines elements of American indigenous musical genres from jazz to country and folk. The music and story are not only historical and educational, but also extremely moving and entertaining. This original work attests to Allan Harris’ commitment to create bold new work, worthy of attention by both American historians and musicologists alike.”
(President Bill Clinton)
Igor Butman’s name is well known far beyond Russian borders. He is a multi award winning musician recently honored along with Wynton Marsalis at the 2018 National Dialogue Awards in Washington DC "for their contributions to the principles and values of true dialogue, reconciliation and peace." A Berklee college alumnus, Bill Clinton’s favorite sax player, virtuoso jazz musician, leader of the hottest Igor Butman Big Band, owner of the best Moscow jazz club, and founder and President of Jazz Across Borders held annually in St. Petersburg, Russia… He is also the creator of his own jazz label called Butman Music.
Currently residing in New York City, Shirazette was the house drummer for The Meredith Vieira Talk Show, Season 1 on NBC. She has performed with such artists as Alicia Keys, Allan Harris, Tia Fuller Quartet, The Mimi Jones Band, Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble, Toshi Reagon, Women of the World Ensemble, Yuri Juarez, Queen Esther, Gabriel Algeria Afro Peruvian Sextet, Camille Thurman, Sydnee Winters, Natalie Douglass and many others. Shirazette is also the leader of her own projects including the Shirazette and Sonic WallPaper Fusion Band (formally known as The Shirazette Experiment) and The Blue Popped Culture Trio.
Shirazette is an active clinician, educator, mentor, composer, a certified personal trainer and published author. She is passionate about preserving the health, wellness, stamina and integrity of her craft. Her articles about performance and health advocacy have been featured in Modern Drummer and Tom Tom Magazine.
Shirazette is endorsed by Canopus Drums, Vic Firth, LP Music, and Sabian.
FANTINE is a multilingual artist with a powerful yet sultry voice, diverse influences and a highly unique background. Born in Moscow to a Dominican mother and a Russian father, she was raised in Australia where she began her musical pursuits. Currently residing in New York City, Fantine has toured the world and worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry including Emilio and Gloria Estefan, Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), Erykah Badu, ARIA award winning producer Lee Groves and Wyclef Jean. This and her own extensive travels and tours have exposed her to a wide variety of cultures and genres, ranging from jazz and soul to Latin and contemporary indie pop music, giving this uniquely gifted artist the ability to write as well as perform music in multiple languages and in almost any genre. The French Horn Collective is a celebrated Miami based French Horn Collective, lead by talented multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Vincent Raffard. Since inception in 2011, the French Horn Collective has performed shows and hosted residences in Miami’s top hotels and resorts. The group has also been featured in multiple music festivals, including the Art Deco South Miami Beach Festival, The Gainesville Jazz Festival, The Moca Jazz Series and The Miami Nice Jazz Festival. Now they have teamed up for an exciting new project, bringing an eclectic mix of French Gypsy Jazz, Hot Swing, and a wide variety of world music and original tunes. Packing a sucker punch of hot swing and gypsy jazz this group is sure to impress.