Heart Space and The Reel Fish Shop present HARRISON STAFFORD & THE PROFESSOR CREW, the latest project from the lead singer of Groundation.
For reasons even he can’t fully explain, Reggae music and its’ history touched him at a very young age and sparked a love of the rhythm and culture of the African Diaspora. Still in high school he began to wonder why Reggae music, coming from a relatively small group of poor black people, was such a powerful voice for equal rights and justice, and he longed to be a part of that worldwide struggle.
Harrison continues to write music and tour with Groundation and to get involved in other projects that help spread the music and the message. He recorded a groove-jazz influenced album call “Rockamovya” in 2008 which was a collective featuring members of Groundation along with Horsemouth on the drums and Grammy nominated Jazz guitarist Will Bernard. Harrison also began solo works including a studio release (Madness 2011) and a live DVD/CD (Throw Down Your Arms 2012) under the name “Professor” which focused on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and featured legendary Jamaican musicians Leroy “Horsemouth” Wallace on the drums and Errol “Flabba Holt” Carter on bass.
In 2016 Harrison released another solo project this time under the name “Harrison Stafford & The Professor Crew.” The album “One Dance” was released in May and received international acclaim as an album of celebration and a call for world unity. Featuring his Jamaican all-star line up tour dates throughout Europe, South America, and USA saw the band take to some of the biggest festival stages in the world.
Looking to take the new year by storm Harrison has put together a new Bay Area group featuring young up and coming Jazz and Reggae musicians fit and ready to tour the music and bring the fans something they’ve never heard before. Always looking to surprise the audience with something creative and unique; expect great things in 2017 and beyond!
Doors: 9PM / Show: 9:30PM 21+