Loston Harris | Why Try To Change Me Now – [ Loston Harris Entertainment, 2010]
Loston Harris - Why to Change Me Now
Loston’s much anticipated fourth release reflects a night in New York City
at the Carlyle Hotel’s famed Bemelmans Bar
as he celebrates his love, reverence and critically acclaimed interpretation of the America Songbook
His piano playing has been described as “percussive” and “incredibly fluid”. His vocals noted as “suave”. And Loston himself will tell you he has worked hard during his short career but knows he’s been blessed with the opportunities and open doors to play the music closest to his heart, Jazz.
As a teenager Loston had a fortuitous meeting with Harry Connick Jr. at the Theolonius Monk Jazz Competition in Washington, DC. Harry encouraged Loston to seek out Professor Ellis Marsalis (patriarch of jazz greats Wynton and Branford) at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Loston enrolled, and surprisingly enough, was accepted to the music program as percussion major. One day (thinking he was alone) Loston was “messing around” on the piano when Professor Marsalis overheard him and said, “Now THAT I can work with”. From that point on Loston had a Mentor and the commitment to make the piano an extension of himself.
Please visit, the gifted vocalist and pianist web site!
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