March Friday Jazz
Mark your calendar for live jazz at the High, hosted by Jamal Ahmad from Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Atlanta’s jazz station! On the third Friday of every month, you’ll enjoy music, drinks, and art. Each month will feature a different style of jazz, from straight ahead to free jazz, bebop to swing, and more.
March features the music of Dishan Harper and his band. Dishan Harper is a professional bassist born and raised in Atlanta. He began playing the upright bass his freshman year at North Atlanta High School Center for the Performing Arts. He continued his studies at Georgia State University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in jazz studies under the direction of Robert Dickerson.
Dishan’s passion for jazz stems from his family. Danny Harper, Dishan’s father, is a professional trumpet player and composer and the director of the Jazz studies program at Miles College in Birmingham, Alabama. His mother, Terry Harper, is a professional pianist and singer who recorded with Phillip Harper on his debut solo album Soulful Sin on the Muse record label. His uncles, Winard and Phillip Harper (The Harper Brothers), have several albums under the Verve/Polygram record label.
Dishan has performed with George Cables, Russell Gunn, and The Glenn Miller Big Band. In 2015, he toured with Emory University’s Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Gary Motley and performed in and around Columbia, South America. In 2017, he toured Europe (including Poland and Germany). Currently, Dishan is performing on the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line with the Manny Kellough Carter ensemble.
Dishan Harper’s Band:
Dishan Harper – Bass
Winard Harper – Drums
Terry Harper – Piano/Vocals
Danny (Daniel) Harper – Fluglehorn/Piano
James Robertson – Alto Sax
Herman Spearman – Trombone
Terence Harper – Trumpet
Join us for Drawing in the Galleries during each Friday Jazz from 6 to 9 p.m.
Drop in and sketch live, clothed models in our galleries. We welcome all ranges of drawing experience, including guests who are picking up a sketchbook for the first time! Learn more about Drawing in the Galleries.
Seating for Friday Jazz is limited and opens at 6 p.m. There is no reserved seating. Standing room is plentiful. Friday Jazz is FREE with Museum admission and FREE for members.
Free with Museum Admission