Harriet Tubman

HARRIET TUBMAN is a musical collective formed in 1998 by guitarist and vocalist Brandon Ross, bassist Melvin Gibbs, and drummer JT Lewis. The group is named after the iconic abolitionist and Underground Railroad conductor, as the ideals of freedom deeply inspire their music. The trio’s music—a synthesis of soul, rock, jazz, blues, and avant-garde—investigates the core of these genres and counts Jimi Hendrix, Ornette Coleman, and Parliament-Funkadelic as influences. The band has collaborated with artists including Cassandra Wilson, Meshell Ndegeocello, Georgia Ann Muldrow, and Kyp Malone of TV On The Radio. Harriet Tubman uses all of their musical experiences and influences to communicate a vision of musical freedom and invention for those who choose to take the journey. HARRIET TUBMAN’s recognitions include Best Live Jazz Performance of 2018 (NPR), Best Live Jazz Performances of 2017 (The New York Times), and their last album, The Terror End Of Beauty, was listed on the 2018 New York Times Best Jazz Albums Of The Year list.”

Harriet Tubman’s website

photo credit: Michael Halsband