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I was born in Philadelphia, Pa, and raised in New Jersey (it's not as bad as it's made out to be). Soon after graduating from college with an almost, no, make that totally useless degree in sociology ( I learned, for example, that upon meeting people for the first time, kicking them and offering to sit on their lap is considered unsocial behavior - except in certain parts of Utah) I started working and touring as a full time musician. Unfortunately nothing my parents said at the time was able to stop me from doing this. I might add that before this nosedive into the world of glory and back stage lunch meat I spent a summer driving a cab


Najma Akhtar Sings in Stan Harrison Video

Najma Akhtar Sings in Stan Harrison Video

Singer Najma Akhtar, a world-renown pioneer in the fusion of jazz and Indian 'Ghazal', recently joined acclaimed saxophonist Stan Harrison at a video shoot for the title track of Harrison's upbeat new CD, 'The Optimist'. The new video, the first from Harrison as a headliner, features trippy, retro visual effects, and was shot in New York ...


Stan Harrison Hailed as "Devilishly Inventive Tenor"

Stan Harrison Hailed as "Devilishly Inventive Tenor"

JazzTimes Raves: “A Devilishly Inventive Tenor;" “Not What You Might Expect;" “Heavenlike" “Somewhere in Between Jazz and Hard-Edged Pop" Harrison Soon to be Featured on Cover of Saxophone Journal Magazine Rock/jazz saxophonist Stan Harrison steps out of the shadows and into the national spotlight with his acclaimed CD, 'The Optimist'. In their March issue, JAZZTIMES Magazine ...


Stan Harrison Praised by Critics in JazzTimes

Stan Harrison Praised by Critics in JazzTimes

"He Has a Hefty Tone that Sometimes Barks in Raspiness with a Rhythm-and-Blues Soulfulness" “The Rare Artist Who Still Knows How to Serve the Song Rather Than...the Showboating and Overplaying that Plague so Many Instrumentalists" Harrison to Perform with THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS at The Beacon in New York, 2/2/08 Critics continue to weigh in on ...

The Optimist

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2007


Veteran Stan Harrison: Suddenly "Emerging Artist"

Veteran Stan Harrison: Suddenly "Emerging Artist"

He can “Make the Saxophone Come Alive with Total Energy, Roar with Passion..." “Harrison cites John Coltrane as an inspiration, but his own sax work can be heard on many influential rock recordings of recent decades..." Rock/jazz saxophonist Stan Harrison, a seasoned veteran who has performed with and/or appeared on albums by some of music's most ...


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