Harris Eisenstadt

30 Nov 2016


Harris Eisenstadt. Photo by William Semeraro.

Harris Eisenstadt is a drummer, composer, and bandleader who has studied with respected names in jazz and improvised music, as well as in West African and Cuban drumming. He has performed in a variety of forms including film, theater, poetry, dance, and opera. Most active in jazz and improvised music, he has performed internationally and has received grants and commissions from organizations such as Meet The Composer, Canada Council for the Arts, American Composers Forum, Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute, and Brooklyn Conservatory Orchestra. Eisenstadt has performed on almost 60 recordings since 2000, including 17 as a bandleader. He is a visiting instructor in the humanities department at SUNY Maritime College, and an adjunct instructor in New York University's School of Professional Studies. Eisenstadt served as a 2015 panelist in Performance and 2016 LOI panelist in Performance.