Peter Harris, a New Orleans native, has been playing bass professionally since 1996. He has performed with a wide array of artists, including the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Ellis Marsalis, Nicholas Payton, Herlin Riley, Theresa Andersson, the Jordan family (Kent, Marlon, Stephanie, Rachel), Don Vappie, Branford Marsalis, Astral Project, Stanton Moore, Henry Butler, Papa Gros Funk, Germaine Bazzle, John Boutte, and the Hot Club of New Orleans. Harris has recorded with Ellis Marsalis, Jason Marsalis, Irma Thomas, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Theresa Andersson, the Hot Club of New Orleans, and John Boutte, among others. He currently performs regularly with Germaine Bazzle, Shannon Powell, Jason Marsalis, and Irvin Mayfield.

Harris received both his Bachelor’s of Music (2000) and Master’s of Music (2005) from the University of New Orleans, where he was a Louis Armstrong Scholarship recipient in 2003. He has served as a clinician at Loyola University (New Orleans), Tulane University, Baton Rouge Community College, International JAZZ Workshop (Innsbruck, Austria), and several high schools throughout south Louisiana. Harris is currently on faculty at the Don Jamison Heritage School of Music.
 
 
 

Lawrence Sieberth Quartet: Jay's Dream: The Music of Jerome Theriot
Lawrence Sieberth Quintet: Old Times: The Music of Jerome Theriot, Vol.2
Clarence Johnson, Jr.: Native Son
Germaine Bazzle: It's Magic
Steve Masakowski: Things I Like
Rex Gregory: Rocket Summer
Ellis Marsalis: A New Orleans Christmas Carol
Irma Thomas: Simply Grand
Blind Boys of Alabama: Live in New Orleans (DVD)
Jason Marsalis: Music In Motion
Theresa Andersson: Theresa Andersson, the EP
Theresa Andersson: No Regrets
Hot Club of New Orleans: Hot Club of New Orleans
Hot Club of New Orleans: More!
Mark Growden: In Velvet
David Mooney Trio: In This Balance of Time
David Mooney Trio: Luckless Pedestrian
Loren Pickford: Arcturus
Rex Gregory: An End to Oblivion
John Boutte: Good Neighbor
John Boutte: A Stew Called New Orleans



Ellis Marsalis
Jason Marsalis
Delfeayo Marsalis
Branford Marsalis
Herlin Riley
Nicholas Payton
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
John Boutte
Lilian Boutte
The Jordan Family (Kent, Marlon, Rachel, Stephanie)
Henry Butler
New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
Los Hombres Calientes
Shannon Powell
Astral Project
Irma Thomas
Germaine Bazzle
Topsey Chapman
Leah Chase
Irvin Mayfield
Renard Poche
Papa Gros Funk
John “Papa” Gros
Don Vappie and the Creole Serenaders
Evan Christopher
The New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars
The Blind Boys of Alabama
George French
Bob French
Steve Masakowski
Robert Walter
Stanton Moore
Johnny Vidacovich
Theresa Anderssen
David Torkanowsky
The Hot Club of New Orleans
Tony Dagradi
Wendell Brunius
Loren Pickford
Eric Traub
Tim Laughlin
Aaron Goldberg
Dr. John
John Mooney
Marco Benevento
Bonerama
Roy Hargrove
Mark Braud



Loyola University (New Orleans)
Tulane University
Baton Rouge Community College
International JAZZ Workshop (Innsbruck, Austria)
Currently on faculty at the Don Jamison Heritage School of Music.