Harris Eisenstadt

Harris Eisenstadt works as a drummer, percussionist, composer, bandleader and educator in a wide variety of musical settings. The recipient of a B.A. cum laude in Literature and Music (1998) from Colby College and an M.F.A. in African American Improvisational Music (2001) on scholarship from the California Institute of the Arts, Eisenstadt has received many awards and commissions.

Eisenstadt has released five albums as a leader, and appears as a sideman and co-leader on 35 other recordings. Eisenstadt has appeared at major international festivals throughout North America, Europe, Australia, Japan and West Africa, at Adelaide Festival of Arts, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, World New Music Days Switzerland, The Wire/Empty Bottle Adventures in Modern Music Festival, Vancouver International Jazz Festival, and at traditional Mandinka and Wolof celebrations in Gambia and Senegal, West Africa.