No matter where or what she's playing, saxophonist Briana Harris approaches music with enthusiasm, creativity, and a good sense of humor. Her diverse musical background keeps her busy playing everything from jazz standards to rock and roll to soul.
Briana is a member and co-manager of The Burroughs, a Northern-Colorado based funk and soul band. She appears as a performer and arranger on the band's first full-length studio album Got to Feel (2018) and live album Sweaty Greeley Soul (2015). Her other recording credits include Art Deco's Free Range (2018), The Cairn Project (2015), Socrates Garcia's Back Home (2016), and David Caffey's Enter Autumn (2015).
Briana holds a Master of Music degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Northern Colorado. While at UNC, she studied saxophone with Dr. Andrew Dahlke and jazz composition with Erik Applegate. She was a member of Jazz Lab Band 1, which won two Downbeat student music awards and toured internationally in China during her time with the band. She also holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Alabama, where she studied with Dr. Jon Noffsinger and Chris Kozak.
Bri currently lives in Greeley, CO and works throughout the Northern Colorado area. You can often find her playing with artists including Mark Sloniker, Jim White, Steve Kovalcheck, The Colorado Jazz Orchestra, Matt Smiley, Annie Booth, and Ryan Fourt. Briana works as Marketing Coordinator for the University of Northern Colorado's College of Performing and Visual Arts, where she is also an adjunct instructor of jazz history at the University of Northern Colorado. She serves as Vice President of the Greeley Creative District Board. Bri is available for private lessons and masterclasses to students of all ages and abilities.