Acclaimed as “a technical virtuoso with singing musicality,” Dr. Andrew Harrison has emerged as one of today’s most unique and engaging musicians, which has led him to perform hundreds of concerts throughout the United States and Europe, in venues ranging from dive bars to Disney Hall. His music has also been featured on television and radio networks including LLBN-TV, KUT-FM 90.5, KFMA-FM 89.5, and KUSC-FM 91.5.
As a recording artist, Dr. Harrison has recorded on several decorated albums, including Shadow of Sirius and Places in the West with the University of Texas Wind Ensemble, and Over the Rainbow and Bach Again with the TexSax Saxophone Ensemble. As an engineer and producer, Dr. Harrison has worked on his quartet album, TC4, and his debut solo album, In the City: New Works for Saxophone and Piano, featuring new works for saxophone and piano written for Dr. Harrison.
An advocate for contemporary saxophone music, Dr. Harrison has premiered over 30 new works by emerging and preeminent composers including Andrew Davis, Justin Sharp, Marcus Wilcher, Steven Bryant, Joel Puckett, and Jennifer Higdon, among others, which range from solo works to large ensemble premieres. He has also won numerous prizes as a competitor, placing in some of the nation’s most prestigious competitions, including the Frances Walton Young Artist Competition, MTNA Chamber Music Competitions, and the US “Pershing’s Own” Collegiate Concerto Competition, among others.
Dr. Harrison holds a Doctorate of Music Arts degree from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, and a Masters and Bachelors degree from the University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music. He is currently on faculty at Mt. San Antonio College, and has previously served on the faculties of the French Conservatory of Music and the Colburn School. Dr. Harrison is a sought after performer and recording artist in Southern California, and is the Artistic Director of TC4, and saxophonist with the Uproar Duo.
What They Play
The 52nd Street saxophone is a professional instrument and comes un-lacquered for a truly vintage appearance. It is an exceptionally responsive horn in all registers and produces a big, fat sound with precise intonation. A larger bell and rolled-style tone holes contribute to the sound qualities of this instrument that many compare to some of the great vintage horns of the past. Solid construction with comfortable hand position and extras such as adjustable palm keys.
- High F# key
- Upper and lower stack adjustment screws
- Adjustable palm key heights
- Hand-engraved neck and bell
- Double-braced low C, B, and Bb keys on all models
- Metal resonators
- Adjustable metal thumb hook
- Italian leather pads
- Blue steel springs
- Aged un-lacquered brass
- Hand-hammered bell
- Large bell
- 52nd Street scene engraving
- Rolled-style tone holes
- CASX600 case Included