Darryl Harper began working professionally on clarinet at the age of sixteen in his native Philadelphia. He has performed for over twenty years in venues throughout the world and has recorded several albums on the Hipnotic Records label. His credits include opening concerts for Max Roach, The Billy Taylor Trio, and The Wynton Marsalis Quartet; dates with Freddie Bryant, Orrin Evans, Tim Warfield, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Carla Cook, Roscoe Mitchell, Dave Holland, and Uri Caine; and a two-year stint with Regina Carter. He holds music degrees from Amherst College, Rutgers University , and New England Conservatory and currently teaches on the faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University. Harper's projects as a leader include The Onus Quintet, The Onus Trio, Into Something, and The C3 Project.