Harry Bacharach is a piano playing singer-songwriter that has been performing in the Greater Cleveland area for several years. Harry plays a mix of standards and originals 200 nights a year at local cocktail lounges and concert venues. Combining various styles including Jazz, Blues, Funk and Folk, Bacharach has come up with genre of his very own: “Heavy Easy Listening.”
As a follow up to his 2006 debut album “Live,” Bacharach self released “Velvet Tango” in August 2008 to critical acclaim. Comprised of all original material, Bacharach summoned some of Cleveland’s most notorious names, including internationally renowned percussionist Jamey Haddad and Assistant Concertmaster/Violinist for the Cleveland Orchestra, Lev Polyakin.
Harry Bacharach has appeared on PBS-WVIZ’s “Applause” and NPR-WCPN’s “Around Noon,” both with host Dee Perry.
Performing solo or with a sideman, Harry Bacharach is perfect for your cocktail hour or rehearsal dinner.
“Bacharach’s smooth piano and feathery vocals feature spritely, infectious melodies and clever lyrics that display their creator’s offbeat outlook and wry sense of humor.” – Anastasia Pantsios, Cleveland Scene
“Given Harry Bacharach’s style and the fact that he’s a singing piano player, the comparisons to Dave Frishberg and Mose Allison are inevitable, but Bacharach’s sound is his own. Harry’s witty lyrics come from both the heart and head but what grabs me is his memorable melodies and his sly piano playing.” – Dan Polletta, evening jazz host for WCPN ideastream in Cleveland