About

Asaf Harris is an Israeli saxophonist and composer based in Brooklyn, New York. Harris, at 24, has already gained wide performance experience in many prestigious jazz clubs and festivals all over the world, including Birdland, Beit Haamudim, Bern Jazz Festival, and the Red Sea Jazz Festival, playing alongside leading jazz musicians such as Ofer Ganor, Abraham Burton, Hal Galper, Kathleen Landis, and "Avi Leibovich and the Israeli Jazz Orchestra". Besides, Harris is a natural bandleader. Playing his original music, his bands played a countless amount of performances.

Recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship and Awarded with Excellence Scholarship by the Center for Jazz Studies at the Israel Conservatory for Music in Tel Aviv. In the Spring of 2020, Harris graduated from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in NYC, receiving the "John Coltrane Award" for outstanding performers/composers/improvisers.

Harris scored music for two award-winning documentary films ("Truth, Nothing But" - 2014 & "Sulha" - 2016) and has experienced a lot with arranging orchestral music during his mandatory army-service at the Israel Police Orchestra and during his academic studies writing for the New School Studio Orchestra under Mr. Arturo O'Farrill. 

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Photo by Eytan Harris