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Stages Presents: Joel Harrison

Joel Harrison has “created a new blueprint for jazz” (New Orleans Times-Picayune). Read on to learn more about this multi-talented artist ahead of his concert and MasterClass, “Big Tent Americana”, here at Stages on May 2nd.

Joel Harrison is a guitarist, composer, arranger, lyricist, vocalist, writer, and educator, proving his well-rounded expertise through each discipline. He founded the Alternative Guitar Summit in 2011, an annual festival and creative hub for guitar players that has featured Bill Frisell, Julian Lage, Pat Metheny, and several other acclaimed guitarists. 

Joel Harrison and Steve Cardenas perform “Stella by Starlight” at the 2022 Alternative Guitar Summit.

Harrison’s original music bends the genres of jazz, classical, rock, and country, featuring David Binney and Norah Jones as collaborators.  He has also composed for films including Traffic Stop and Southern Comfort.

Join us in our sonically exquisite Julian S. Smith Performance Hall on May 2nd for  Joel Harrison’s “Big Tent Americana” concert & MasterClass. The event will bring jazz, blues, country, and more under one roof while providing attendees with newfound musical knowledge.

Only 60 spots will be available at this exclusive workshop – get your tickets now!


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