Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians
Eisenstadt, Harris (Brett)
Eisenstadt, Harris (Brett), drummer/composer; b. Toronto, Canada, 4 September 1975. His parents are David Michael Eisenstadt (b. July8, 1944, Calgary, Canada) and Rhoda Jean Eisenstadt (b. June14, 1946, Ottawa, Canada). His brother is Evan Noah Eisenstadt (b. June22, 1984, Toronto, Canada).
He studied at The New School for Social Research (1997), Colby College (BA cum laude, 1998), and California Institute of the Arts (MFA, merit
scholarship, 2001). His teachers have been Barry Altschul (drumset 1996-98), John Bergamo (percussion/composition 1999-2001), Jalamang Camara (Mandinka drum and dance ensemble music, 2002-2003), Vinny Golia (composition/improvisation 1999-2001), Gerry Hemingway (drumset/composition 1998), David Johnson (mallet percussion 1999-2001), Joe Labarbera (drumset (1999-2001), Beatrice Lawluvi (Ghanaian dance 1999-2001), Alfred Ladzekpo (Ghanaian music and dance 1999-2001), Kobla Ladzekpo (Ghananian music and dance 1999-2001), David Mott (composition 1998), Steven Nuss (music theory 1997-98),Aron Serfaty (AfroCuban percussion 1999-2001), and Wadada Leo Smith (composition/improvisation 1999-2001).
He has performed and/or recorded with John Bergamo, Big Black, Eric Boeren, John Butcher, Daniel Carter, Alex Cline, Nels Cline, Mark Dresser, John Edwards, Simon H. Fell, Bruce Fowler, Vinny Golia, Bill Horvitz, Wayne Horvitz, Achim Kaufmann, Peter Kowald, Yusef Lateef, Anne LeBaron, Bennie Maupin, Torsten Muller, James Newton, Kevin Norton, Tim Perkis, Sam Rivers, David Rosenboom, ROVA, Adam Rudolph, John Russell, Paul Rutherford, Elliott Sharp, Wadada Leo Smith, Pat Thomas, Biggi Vinkeloe, Cuong Vu, and Phil Wachsmann, among many others.
Jalolu; Fight or Flight; Last minute of Play In This Period
Sam Rivers and Adam Rudolph: Vista; $1000/sec Quintet: $1000/sec Quintet; Mark Weaver: Brassum Warning Lights; Nathan Hubbard: Skeleton Key Orchestra; Harris Eisenstadt/David Rothbaum Duo: 10/21/03; Boxes of Water: Boxes of Water; Kraig Grady: The Stolen Stars, An Anaphorian Dance Drama; John Bergamo: Pieces for Vibraphone; Adam Rudolph: Go: Organic Orchestra vol. 1, Go: Organic Orchestra vol. 2, Go: Organic Orchestra vol. 3 (featuring Yusef Lateef); AMH Trio: Live at Field and Frame; Adam Rudolph: Sirens; Pan (I.C.) Trio: West Coast Tour, Summer 2000; Matt Richelson: So I Was; Travis Just: Don't Panic
Dahmer (2002); The Hebrew Hammer (2003)
WKCR 89.9 (New York); CIUT 89.5 Toronto; Alternative co-op radio (Vancouver); KUNM Albuquerque; KXLU 88.9 (Los Angeles); KPFK 90.7 Pacifica Radio 90.7 (Los Angeles)