The Harrison Jazz Ensemble is a professional jazz band serving the Southern California area.
Our goal is to accommodate your precise needs and budget. We're a Los Angeles jazz band which can function as a jazz trio, jazz duo, jazz quartet or larger ensemble.
We also serve Los Angeles with solo piano or jazz singers if requested.
If you're looking for a wedding band or a jazz band to add classy ambience to your corporate event, not only in Los Angeles but around Southern California, we'd love to help.
Call toll free at 1-855-ADD-JAZZ for a quick quote.
Great job, Roger
Recently booked Roger and his band for a corporate reception my company was hosting. After listening to some of the Harrison Jazz Ensemble's music samples online, I knew the group would be the perfect fit for our event.
To say that I was pleased would be an understatement! Everything -- from the booking process, communication leading up to the event, and the group's performance at our reception -- went seamlessly. They played beautifully and were the perfect complement to our event.
I would absolutely recommend and keep them in mind for another professional or private event.
Response from Harrison Jazz Ensemble:
Thanks Antwanette! It was a pleasure meeting you and your group. Congratulations again on the new baby coming soon!
What to Expect
Expect to hear a great mix of contemporary and traditional jazz with occasional smooth vocals.
You'll hear "jazz you can understand". Our goal is to communicate with the audience so that they really enjoy the performance.
Roger Harrison - piano, Roger has been playing piano since he was nine in his native Washington, D.C.. His father introduced him to the instrument. Since it was a choice between music and tap dancing, (which he was no good at and hated with a passion) he choose music.
He continued with private lessons and formal music education in college studying and performing classical, jazz and American popular music.
Since arriving in LA he's been busy as a band leader, singer and composer. He's done several recording dates with the band and one of his songs "Mystery" was featured in a HBO movie.
The band is now pretty busy performing at private parties, restaurants and hotels. The most recent CD is "Jazz Club". The next project will be a CD of jazz standards. He will sing on this project and will include other talented artists.
Jack Le Compte - drummer, born and educated in Philadelphia, came to Los Angeles in 1980 to further his music career. He has since performed with Anita O'Day, Barbara Morrison, Julie Kelly, Gladys Knight, Diane Sure, Buddy Colette's Jazz America, Jack Sheldon, Teddy Edwards, Milcho Leviev, Bill Henderson, Sonny Craver, Rebecca Parrish to name a few. Jack's film appearances include "Bird", "The Charlie Parker Story", "The Sinatra Story", "For The Boys", and "Lush Life".
Glen Brooks - bass, Glen is a native of St. Louis MO. He's performed professionally in a wide variety of R+B, jazz and soul groups. He's a tour veteran performing for various R+B and jazz artists. He is a much demanded and excellent bass player.
Visit our website at www.harrisonjazzensemble.com
Past Booked Events
|October 18, 2018 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|March 27, 2018 • 4:30pm - 8:30pm||Corporate Event|
Roger was a complete pro from beginning to end. I appreciate how he contacted me;p gave me his web site so I could see if I liked his work; appreciated the importance of my Dad's 80th party; and played music that perfectly reflected the era my Dad grew up in. He also kept me calm as I was planning this party from a distance -- he called the venue, checked with staff and made sure he had what he needed to sound great. He was charming to my Dad, addressing him as "Colonel" which is Dad's favorite moniker. I couldn't have asked for anything more. HIGHLY recommend Roger!
It's already been a while, but I wanted you to know again how much your performance resonated for the school and the community. I will be
actively recommended you to other area schools, not just for their BHM celebration, but for general music appreciation events as well. You are
great role models for kids whose only exposure to Black musicians is the so-called rap "artists"
On time, professional and exactly what we were looking for.
I really did not have an opportunity to talk w/Mr. Harrison as I was busy entertaining the guest, however my guest were thoroughly pleased with Mr. Harrison. Mr Harrison provided exactly the type of music I requested light contemporary jazz. The music added the perfect touch to an absolutely perfect event!
Mr. Harrison was quite the gentleman and professional one would hope to welcome for any event. He was punctual, professional, courteous, accomdating, and above all was very talented. I was satisfied overall with feeling that he met our expectations of what was expected, both talent wise and profesionally when dealing with a performer. I would definitely hire him again or recommend him to another colleague seeking entertainment for their event. TWO THUMBS UP!
It was an absolute pleasure working with Roger. I found him 4 days before the event. I needed him to play a song at my wedding as a surprise for my husband-to-be. All I gave him was the name of the song and the artist and he was able to write out the notes of the song himself. He is very talented, professional, and accommodating.
Despite the rainy weather, Roger came through like a true champ. He even stayed an extra hour after the rain let up!
Roger was our main point of contact and he was very professional and courteous. We really liked him and the band's business practices and performance.