Craig Harris is a trombonist, composer, conceptualist, educator, and curator of the Harlem Jazz Series. Mr Harris brings 40 years of innovation, craftsmanship, and excellence to improvisational music. In his projects, including “God’s Trombones”, “Brown Butterfly”, and “Tri Harlenium”, Mr Harris moves far beyond the confines of the jazz world and into the sphere of multimedia and performance art. With his bands Cold Sweat, Tailgaters Tales, and Nation of Imagination, he displays a unique sense of concept and a total command of the sweeping expanse of musical expression. He has been a major figure in jazz working with such notable artists as Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor, Sam Rivers, Abdullah Ibrahim, Jaki Byard, Muhal Richard Abrams, David Murray, Henry Threadgill, Lester Bowie, The WORLD Saxophone Quartet, The Roots, and RAKIM, to name a few. Mr Harris brings the breadth of this experience to the Harlem Jazz Series and presents the full spectrum of this great American art form. He aims to provide music that will inspire, educate, and entertain.