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Simon Harding Sextet: Hard Bop Homecoming
January 25, 2019 @ 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Hard Bop Homecoming features the return of Charleston’s own, saxophone great Simon Harding. Simon, who now lives in Waterloo, Iowa, will return Home to play the straight ahead, high-energy jazz known as Hard Bop, which came into prominence in the late 1950’s and 60’s. Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter, and Art Blakey are some of its great pioneers and Simon’s group is sure to tackle this music to the ground….
Fasten your seatbelts for this one!
Simon is a professional musician, educator, and composer/arranger with a love for all things saxophone. He attended the College of Charleston and was selected as 1 of 7 U.S. guest artists to perform in El Salvador at the Teatro Presidente with the San Salvador Big Band. His performances in Charleston include the Spoleto Festival, Chazzfest with the Charlton Singleton Group, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, The O’Jays, the Tommy Dorsey Band, and the Darius Rucker Big Band.
The Simon Harding Sextet includes an all-star cast of Lowcountry jazz greats!
Simon Harding – Tenor Saxophone
Jon Thornton – Trumpet
Chris Connolly – Trombone
Richard White II – Piano
Jeremy Wolf – Bass
Asa Holgate – Drums
Don’t miss this exciting concert as part of the 5th Annual Charleston Jazz Festival!