Harlan Jefferson performing live in Frank's Room!
Show starts @ 8pm! No Cover!
Potent as a saxophonist, flutist, vocalist, composer, arranger and actor. Harlan Jefferson is a very dynamic, creative and soulful artist with a kind and beautiful heart. Harlan is different from most saxophonist because he explores new dimensions of contemporary jazz without relying simply on technique and gimmicks. Harlan has a way of sticking to the melody while being spontaneous and exploring his soul with a combination of jazz, hip hop and funk. Harlan's music is so soothing because he extends voice like sounds from his saxophone. Harlan Jefferson possesses an extraordinary talent for creating music that speaks personally to every individual who hears him perform. But don't expect harlan to tell his listeners what to feel. "Grover Washington Jr. taught me how important emotional directness is in music, he says, "It's all about you communicate. You tell a story, but you leave it open to personal interpretation." Harlan has an original contemporary style that will transcend generations.
Harlan has either played with or opened up for such artists as R-Kelly, Tower of Power, Regina Carter, Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick), Danny Boy, Richie Cole, Parliament Funkadelic, Lonnie Brooks, Jimmy Smith - Organist, Spyro Gyro, Brandford Marsalis, Bob James, Koko Taylor, Mark Colby and many more . . . Over the years Harlan has acquired many fans and admirers. The Midwest Music Community has recognized his achievement through RAMI's, Best Act of Rockford Award and continued to flock to Harlan Jefferson Events.