Jeff Harshbarger, voted Kansas City’s Best Bassist by Pitch Magazine in 2007, has had quite an eclectic career. He is a prolific composer and bandleader in his own right. Jeff has recorded and performed across the globe with such varied groups as Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Bobby Watson, Curtis Fuller, Forever Tango, Eugene Chadborne, Mitt Abel, Tango and dozens more. He is a co-founder of Tzigane Music, an artist-run collective and record label, and is the curator of Jeff Harshbarger Presents: An Alternative Jazz Series, promoting new improvised music in Kansas City.
Jeff has received numerous grants and awards, including The Kennedy Center’s Betty Carter Fellowship, the Steans Institute Fellowship and the Professional Development Grant from the Creative Capital Foundation. He was recently an Artist in Residence for Escape to Create in Seaside, Florida.
Performing in Histoire du Soldat (Soldier’s Tale), February 18, 2017