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.
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.
Allan Harris tour for 2021-2022
Kate's Soul Food
Showcasing his brisk baritone and deft songwriting ability, Harris’ fourteenth release as a leader paints a vivid portrait of his vibrant neighborhood that draws heavily from a deep well of childhood memories. “As a child, the rhythmic rocking of the subway was music to my ears. Every Sunday I took a magical ride along those tracks from Brooklyn to Harlem, which became my island of refuge,” he says. Like his ancestors who emigrated there during the Harlem Renaissance, Harris saw Harlem as a place of opportunity, belonging, and most importantly, love. “The people that enveloped me with their love and teaching placed an armor of music,literature and history around my underdeveloped mind.” Kate’s Soulfood is the outcome of their heartfelt efforts.
CROSS THAT RIVER,
THE STORY OF A RUNAWAY SLAVE WHO BECOMES A BLACK COWBOY
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.