On 17, Dec 2014 | In Jazz | By Leigh
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
I hired Harry Bacharach to perform at my son’s Bar Mitzvah. Harry was terrific and his music really enhanced our celebration. He was a pleasure to work with and made sure that our musical requests were accommodated. His personality and songs really enhanced our party. Both the kids and the adults enjoyed Harry’s music. I have rave reviews about Harry and recommend him for anyone who is throwing a party, big or small.Cindy Demsey
My husband and I booked Harry Bacharach to play at our early summer wedding. We were looking for someone who could both entertain without overwhelming our diverse guests. Harry was the perfect choice. He was punctual and ready to entertain when our firsts guests arrived. Harry’s live performance was an impressive touch to our wedding reception. Everyone really responded to Harry’s style and panache. My husband and I were delighted with his performance and highly recommend him to anyone looking for live entertainment.Amanda MillerRehearsal Dinner @ Embassy Suites
Thanks again, everyone loved your music. We hope to see you again at one of your venues. You did a great job.Mimi HargateRehearsal Dinner @ Moxie Restaurant