thursday, june 30, 2016 6:00pm
6-7pm: Brian Harrington Group - Jazz
Brian Harrington began playing guitar in the early 80’s at age 12 after hearing ‘45s from Elvis Presley and BB King. After forming the Fallout Shelter band with NY area pianist, teacher, and arranger Paul Connors while in High School, Brian began formal jazz guitar studies with Northeast area guitar great Tony Lombardozzi, and from there, went on to study at the New England Conservatory with Jimmy Giuffre, Mick Goodrick, Dave Holland, and Ran Blake. In 1990 he was invited to participate in the International Jazz Summer Workshop at Banff, Calgary, Alberta, where he studied and performed with Steve Coleman, Rufus Reid, Kevin Eubanks, Marvin “Smitty” Smith, and Ethan Iverson.