Biography

 

 

 

Jamie Michael Harris is a London-based saxophonist, composer and arranger. He has worked with some of the most iconic jazz and pop artists of the last 40 years, from Nile Rodgers, Prince Buster and Eddie Henderson, to Gary Bartz, Dr John and Quincy Jones.

 

Born in Leicester, Harris grew up on a diet of Weather Report, Miles Davis, Paul Simon and Randy Newman. Listening to these giants, blended with the 80s sounds of Nik Kershaw, gave rise to a lifelong love of harmony. Picking up the saxophone in his teens led Harris to David Sanborn and Michael Brecker, then onto Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea – all influences that inform his musical taste to this day.

 

Jamie studied performance at Berklee College of Music, Boston, USA.  

 

Artist Credits & Collaborators include

Nile Rodgers | Prince Buster | Eddie Henderson | Gary Bartz | Dr John | Quincy Jones | Philip Bailey | Ronnie Wood | Laurel Aitken | Sister Sledge | The Pointer Sisters | Maceo Parker | Jimmy Cliff | Jimmy Haslip | Heatwave | Sly and Robbie | Omar | Jocelyn Brown | Nik Kershaw | Melanie C | Hamish Stuart | Beverley Knight | King Salsa | Lemar | Tony Hadley | Mica Paris | The Allstars Collective

 

Musical Theatre Credits

The Rocky Horror Show (The Playhouse London and 40th Anniversary UK tour) | Legally Blonde (Leicester, South Korea and Monaco) | Grease (Curve, Leicester and UK and Ireland tour) | Bat Out Of Hell (Manchester Opera House) | Hairspray the Musical Tour (Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Macau) | Saturday Night Fever (Apollo Victoria, London) |Bali, The Sacrifice (Leicester Haymarket) | Rock Hard (Leicester Haymarket)