JARRARD HARRIS is a saxophonist and educator native to Louisville, Kentucky. He attended the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Rick VanMatre, Pat Harbison, and Marc Fields. Jarrard moved to Chicago to earn his Master’s degree in jazz studies at DePaul University under the tutelage of Bob Lark, Tim Coffman, and Marc Colby. Jarrard lives in Chicago, and is a faculty member at Northwestern University, Columbia College Chicago, and the City Colleges of Chicago. He is the director of jazz studies with the Chicago Public Schools Advanced Arts Education Program at Gallery 37. He maintains an active private teaching studio, adjudicates and performs at festivals, and serves as a board member for the Jazz Institute of Chicago.