Peter Harris, a New Orleans native, has been playing bass professionally since 1994. He has performed with a wide array of artists, including the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Nicholas Payton, Astral Project, and Papa Gros Funk. Harris has also recorded with Ellis Marsalis, Jason Marsalis, Irma Thomas, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Theresa Andersson, and John Boutte. 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.

On his debut album, "The Jackal" (2013), Harris steps out on his own as producer, composer, and arranger. The album features 6 original compositions, which draw on Harris' wide range of musical experience. Offbeat magazine describes the record as "modern in a classic jazz sense. Harris' original tunes have a coherence and energy that make them sound like jazz standards. They have catchy melodies, great solos and direction—they go someplace with purpose."

Harris is currently on faculty at the Don Jamison Heritage School of Music, and at the University of New Orleans. He performs regularly with Don Vappie, Shannon Powell, Irvin Mayfield, and Germaine Bazzle.


Jason Marsalis: Heirs of the Crescent City
Rex Gregory: Rocket Summer
Lawrence Sieberth Quartet: Jay's Dream: The Music of Jerome Theriot
Lawrence Sieberth Quintet: Old Times: The Music of Jerome Theriot, Vol.2
Calvin 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
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.