John Harmon Trio

Sunday, October 22

3:00 pm concert,
followed by an educational clinic

at the Brink Lounge

701 E. Washington Ave., Ste. 105
Madison, WI 53703

at the door: $18 / $15 for MMC or MJS members or students
in advance: $15 / $10 for MMC or MJS members or students

Buy tickets now at a discount from the Brink Lounge

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John Harmon

John Harmon, whose professional life has deeply been involved with both music and teaching, may be one of America’s most prolific composers. Born in 1935 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Harmon began playing piano at a young age. Graduating with composition degrees from Lawrence University and the State University of New York, he studied with Belgian composer Henri Pousseur and jazz pianist Oscar Peterson before creating a voice which is uniquely his. The influence of jazz is present in most of Harmon’s compositions regardless of the ensemble or performer. Titles of pieces often reflect his love of the outdoors, Native American folklore, and twentieth century literature. The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Foundation of New American Music on behalf of the Orchestra of Los Angeles, the Fox Valley Symphony and the Santa Fe Chamber Orchestra have all commissioned new works by Harmon. Although Harmon has traveled and performed extensively, the majority of his life’s work has taken place in his native state of Wisconsin. He founded the jazz studies program at Lawrence University in 1971 and served as co-founder of the revolutionary jazz-fusion group Matrix. For his many accomplishments and a lifelong commitment to music, Harmon was made a Fellow of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters in 2005.

Madison Music Collective

"Jazz on a Sunday" is presented by Madison Music Collective (MMC). Madison Music Collective is a non-profit membership organization founded in 1985 that works to build a thriving creative music community in the Greater Madison area by growing the local audience for jazz and other forms of improvised music. MMC offers a seasonal series of concerts and educational programs, as well concerts featuring local, regional, and nationally known jazz artists.

Madison Music Collective's Fall 2017 Jazz on a Sunday Series is made possible with support by the following:

Madison Music Collective's 2017 Fall Series is made possible by grants from Dane Arts (with additional funds from the Endres Mfg. Company Foundation), The Evjue Foundation, Inc. (the charitable arm of the Capital Times, the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation, and the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation), Madison Gas & Electric, Janus Galleries, Musicnotes, membership dues and charitable gifts from members and supporters of the Madison Music Collective, in kind support from The Brink Lounge, the UPS Store-Fitchburg, Hilton Madison Monona Terrace, Farley's House of Pianos,Greg's Guitars, and promotional support from WORT-89.9 FM, Majestic Theatre, and our partners in jazz, the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium and the Madison Jazz Society.