Jeff Harshbarger

Lecturer, Jazz Studies
Primary office:
785-864-3436
115 Murphy Hall


B.M. University of Kansas

Lecturer in Jazz Studies, teaches private lessons in jazz bass. 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, Milt Abel, Tango Lorca, The People's Liberation Big Band, and Alaturka. Jeff has received numberous grants and awards, including the Betty Carter Fellowship. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Kansas.


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