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Ever since he burst on the jazz scene in the latter part of the twentieth century, the Brooklyn-born, Harlem-based vocalist/guitarist/bandleader/composer Allan Harris has reigned supreme as the most accomplished and exceptional singer of his generation. The ample and aural evidence of Harris’ moving and magisterial artistry can be heard on his fourteen recordings as a leader; his far-flung and critically-acclaimed concerts around the world, from Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York, and Washington DC’s Kennedy Center, to the 2012 London Olympics, and a many prestigious bookings in Europe, The Middle East and Asia.
Harris has won numerous awards which include, but are not limited to:
-New York Nightlife Award for “Outstanding Jazz Vocalist”
-Backstage Bistro Award for “Ongoing Achievement in Jazz”
-France’s Palmarès Award for 3rd best Jazz Vocal Album
-Harlem Speaks “Jazz Museum of Harlem Award”
-DownBeat Critics Award as “Rising Star Vocalist”