About

Asaf Harris is a rising jazz saxophonist and composer from Tel Aviv. Harris has gained wide performance experience in prestigious jazz clubs and festivals worldwide including Birdland, Beit Haamudim, Bern Jazz Festival, and the Red Sea Jazz Festival. He played alongside leading jazz musicians such as Ofer Ganor, Hal Galper, Abraham Burton,  and "Avi Leibovich and the Israeli Jazz Orchestra". 

Meanwhile, Harris has worked on his own projects as a bandleader and in August 2020 he recorded his debut original album - ‘Walk of the Ducks’.  Coming out May 6th on Ubuntu Music.

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 has experience with film-scoring and orchestral arranging. He scored music for two award-winning documentary films ("Truth, Nothing But..." - 2014 & "Sulha" - 2016) and arranged music for the Israel Police Orchestra and for The New School Studio Orchestra conducted by Mr. Arturo O'Farrill.