Backstage Bar at Theater Square
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
March 19, 2013 Ticket Prices: Free and open to the public
Veteran of the Count Basie Orchestra, Nelson Harrison is a musician, composer and avid jazz historian. Nelson Harrison has played with Kenny Clarke, Billy Eckstine, Earl “Fatha” Hines, Jay McShann, Slide Hampton and recorded with Walt Harper and Nathan Davis.He as composed more than 400 original compositions, including movie scores and soundtracks. Dr. Harrison invented the instrument, the Trombetto, has written many articles on Pittsburgh’s jazz history and is currently writing a book. During the month of April, he will be a guest lecturer at the Pittsburgh Cultrual Trust's National Jazz Appreciation Month events, discussing Pittsburgh’s rich jazz legacy.
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