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Kemp Harris

Kemp Harris

  • Blues
  • Jazz
  • Roots
  • Singer/Songwriter

Kemp Harris is a composer, musician, children’s author, actor and teacher. Born in North Carolina, Kemp taught himself piano and was writing songs at age 14.

As a musician and composer, Kemp has shared the stage with Taj Mahal, Gil Scott-Heron and blues artist, Koko Taylor. He wrote and performed “If Loneliness Was Black” for The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Complexions. He has also composed for Phase One Contemporary Dance in Atlanta.Kemp’s CD, “Sometimes In Bad Weather”, is a thoughtful tapestry exploring the intersection of American roots music, jazz, and African folk influences. Kemp’s second CD, “Edenton” is a blues inspired journey, featuring the Holmes Bros providing additional vocals. He is also a member of the band “Roll Over Baby”.Kemp also composed the ending credits soundtrack for “An Unreasonable Man”, a documentary about the life and career of Ralph Nader. The song “Stand Up, Rise Up” is the theme for Ralph Nader’s weekly talk show.

http://www.kempharris.org

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