Harkness and Herman: 110 Strings
featuring Sean Harkness / Ian Herman
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 9:00 PM EDT
(8:00 PM Doors)
Iridium, New York, NY
Harkness & Herman: 110 Strings
Two powerhouses unite for an evening of Jazz, Blues, Latin, Pop, and a little classical thrown in the mix. Pianist Ian Herman and guitarist Sean Harkness are combining their talents for a performance of all original music.
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110 Strings is the dazzling joint venture from two of New York City’s most ubiquitous musicians: pianist Ian Herman and guitarist Sean Harkness. Each are A-List arrangers and music directors for name brand artists and productions. This show is Ian and Sean sharing with you the music they compose on their own for the pure pleasure of creating.
Ian packed the house for his last solo concert at the Zipper Factory. Sean performs solo all over the world as a Windham Hill artist. Now they come together as a duo for a hot night at Iridium Jazz club.
Ian Herman began his musical career studying classical piano. At the age of thirteen he was a guest soloist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. After attending Manhattan School Of Music, Ian began working with performers including Jane Olivor, Donna McKechnie, Anita Morris, Judy Kaye, Tom Andersen, Karen Mason, Sharon McNight, Marilyn Sokol, Angela LaGreca, Carole Demas, and Joy Behar in nightclubs in New York and around the country. In 1999 he received the Backstage Bistro Award for best Musical Director. He was a pianist and vocal coach at the Broadway revival of Grease, working with guest stars such as Al Jarreau, Jon Secada, Sheena Easton, Chubby Checker, and Darlene Love. His other Broadway credits include “Jelly’s Last Jam”, “The Who’s Tommy”, “Song And Dance”, and “Swing”, for which he wrote vocal and dance arrangements. Recently Ian conducted the Broadway show “Laughing Room Only” with Jackie Mason and was also the Musical Director for "Dorian Gray" at the New York Musical Theatre Festival and The York Theatre. Ian recently performed a solo concert of his original music at the Zipper Factory Theater in New York. He was also conductor for "The Toxic Avenger" at New World Stages