A “go to” Pianist

Known as a “go to” pianist by many musicians and band leaders, Lafayette Harris, Jr. - born in Philadelphia & raised in Baltimore, Md, currently performs and records with Houston Person and with his own bands. He’s toured with late great music pioneer Max Roach, performed with the Duke Ellington Legacy Orchestra, and has recorded and toured with four time Grammy nominee - the late, Ms. Ernestine Anderson.

You Can’t Lose With The Blues

He's released a total of nine CDs including his newest: You Can’t Lose With The Blues. Bend To The Light, features Lonnie Plaxico and Willie Jones III and Hangin’ With The Big Boys has special guest, Houston Person. His newest CD: You Can’t Lose With The Blues, is on Savant Records.

Lafayette is featured on 3 Cd’s by Mr. Person: “The Melody Lingers On”.

His original composition: “You Can’t Lose With The Blues” was one of the most played tunes on radio. “The Melody Lingers On” went to #2 on Jazzweek. He is also on November 2017 release Rain Or Shine. The newest one is “I’m Just A Lucky So-And-So” is currently at #8!

Max Roach the Inspirer

Way back in 1993 his former teacher and mentor  Kenny Barron referred him to master drummer Max Roach. This new relationship resulted in almost 10 years of touring and collaborating, prompting Mr. Roach to describe Lafayette as a “phenomenal new voice on the music scene today.”

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