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.
The late Eddie Jefferson might not seem the ideal match for a classic romantic crooner like Allan Harris. The Brooklyn-born singer has previously paid homage to the songs of Billy Strayhorn and Nat King Cole, repertoire that seems like a more ideal fit. Until embarking on the project that became The Genius of Eddie Jefferson, Harris would have agreed wholeheartedly with that assessment. "In my wildest dreams I never imagined I'd tackle Eddie Jefferson's material," he admits. "But once I started to sit down with his material and delve into what he was singing, it blew all of my stereotypes and prejudices out the window. How wrong I had been over the years not to give this incredible genius credit."
Not only did Harris discover the depth of Jefferson's estimable talents and innovations, but he found his own way into Jefferson's idiosyncratic takes on the classic solos of jazz giants like Miles Davis, Dexter Gordon, Lester Young and Coleman Hawkins. The Genius of Eddie Jefferson, due out April 27 on Resilience Music Alliance, is an ideal blend of Harris' rich, beguiling baritone and Jefferson's bantering cool. The album follows Harris into adventurous new territory, at once embracing the challenge and making these bop classics as embracing and celebratory as his takes on jazz standards and swooning ballads.
Cross That River, a tale of the Black West
Allan Harris' concert theatrical about the Black West entitled Cross That River was nominated for four Audelco Awards for "Excellence in Black Theater." Cross That River is a nine piece ensemble that has been featured at the Kennedy Center, Theater Aspen, Mass MoCa, ASCAP Musical Theater Festival, Lyrically Speaking-Aspen Writer's Foundation Festival, The O'Neill Theater Center, Theater Aspen, New York Musical Theater Festival and is a winner of the Chamber Music America Residency Grant. Music from Cross That River has been licensed by the State of Oklahoma for their national education video to tell the history of the Black West in Oklahoma.
(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.