The Westside Gazette

Loston Harris Trio at the Broward Performing Art Center

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Loston Harris Trio at the Broward Performing Art Center

By Don Valentine

The Gold Coast Jazz Society [G.C.J.S.] presented another illustrious performance for South Florida this past Wednesday. Acclaimed pianist, vocalist Loston Harris brought his lauded “Songs From The Great American Songbook” tour to Fort Lauderdale.

Harris was mentored by the esteemed Ellis Marsalis. His mentor encouraged him to switch from the drums to the piano.  This led him to also pursue his passion for singing. He has always been a fan of the mainstays of jazz like Duke and Nat King Cole. He showed his musical brilliance on the key-boards and vocals with renditions of the Great American Songbook repertoire on his stop. Frank Sinatra, Bobby Short and Nat King Cole can rest comfortably knowing that Loston Harris is the flame alive.

This performance was another example of the plenary of talent the G.C.J.S. shares with our community. There are many other performances coming our way. You should treat yourself to one of their splendid shows in the near future. Go to their website for more information.


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