BIRDLAND, NYC ~This Thursday, promptly at 6p DUOS With SEAN HARKNESS brings back Will Galison on the chromatic harmonica after a stunning show in June. Each a complete musician in their own right, the chemistry between them is electric. You will be on the edge of your seat as they follow one another around surprise twists and turns through otherwise familiar song selections and some breathtaking original works.
Following the performance will be the Birdland Big Band led by Tommy Igoe.
Come join us for a great night of music!
“To my ear, the most original and individual of the new generation of harmonica players.” -TOOTS THIELEMANS
“When I heard Will play, I said, ‘That guy has got a great sense of melody and swing; we should try him.’ He came in and he was great.” – DONALD FAGEN
“I’ve played with many many great harmonica players over the years , and Will Galison may be the greatest of them all” – TOMMY EMMANUEL
“A rare and generous musical being who gives from one gift to another deftly and with childlike Imagination.. A ‘line open’ he is…” -CARLY SIMON
“I love this guy’s playing!” -LES PAUL
“What strikes me about Sean is his absolute love of music… each experience in recording seems to be inspired and meaningful. Looking over his career there seems to be nothing that was simply knocked off. Music is Sean’s sandbox: He’s just all-in and consistently so.” -WILL ACKERMAN
“Man, you really bring it!” -WILL LEE
“Sean plays with great passion and individuality. He’s everything you hope for in a musician.” -LUCY ARNAZ
“Harkness gives full expression to the mood of the moment.” -Stephen
Holden, NEW YORK TIMES
“Sean is a technical virtuoso who’s Joe Pass / Tommy Emmanuel fingerstyle approach is always in service to telling a story or creating a feeling within the song; he transcends many genres and can touch listeners of many backgrounds.” -JAZZ INSIDE NEW YORK
The Next DUOS will be on August 4 at Birdland with special guest Mike Herriott. Fresh from early July shows at the Toronto and Rochester Jazz Festivals [one of which was filmed for PBS and will air soon], the dynamic duo reunites for more live action and more recording for the FanFunded project: Flights Volume 2.
H2 on Television in Rochester:
The DUOS concept is exponentially expanded August 6 at 54 Below with the new series Broadway By Guitar [produced by Scott Siegel] where we have 4-6 Broadway vocalists perform songs from Broadway shows with Sean Harkness as sole accompaniment.