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Jazz and Contemporary Music

Harper, Richard


Richard Harper
PhD in Ethnomusicology and Composition, Union Institute and University; MM, Manhattan School of Music; BA Wesleyan University
Keyboards, Trombone, Baritone Horn, Vocals

Richard Harper has played keyboard, trombone, baritone horn and vocals with artists such as Makanda McIntyre, James Jabbo Ware, Fred Ho, Bill Laswell, Miles Griffith, and Anthony Braxton.  He has served as musical director for Off-Broadway and regional theater as well as arranged for numerous original dance, theater and musical productions. Formerly Chair of the American Music, Dance and Theater Program at SUNY Old Westbury, he has been honored with three distinguished teaching awards.

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