Our Guest tonight is Shad Harris!
Shad Harris is a Freelance musician/teacher. He has toured nationally and internationally since 1966 and played drums, keyboards, guitar and bass guitar with various award winning bands and Hall of Fame artists. He was the band leader for the Jazz-Fusion ensemble Wave, and the award-winning Oakland-based R&B band The East Side Loop.
Shad studied music with Professor Robert Harris in St. Petersburg, Florida, William Bell at College of Alameda in Alameda, CA and Ed Kelly at Laney College in Oakland, CA.
Shad has also acted and composed musical scores for Scorpio Rising Theater and written, arranged, produced and published songs for, The Tommy Castro Band, Mel Brown, and Little Sister and the Bad Intentions.
In 1980 Shad moved to Stockton and began playing with local legend Norman Lankford and his popular jazz quartet, Group Therapy. He also began teaching drums privately and continued freelance touring with several artists.
In 2000 he retired from the road and pursued a credentialed teaching career. Currently he teaches beginning guitar and piano, drums and rhythm, and basic music theory in the After School Arts Program.
Shad also sings lead vocals and plays Keytar with his own band, "The Groovenators" a Funky West Coast Blues Ensemble. Shad is the sole proprietor of Other People Productions, a professional musician's service that offers songwriting, arranging, record producing. www.reverbnation.com/thegroovenators