"Building something together... sharing vision, cohesion,
sacrifices and growth over time... that makes a band."
1988 – 1993
THE HARPER BROTHERS
Albums: Remembrance (Live At The Village Vanguard), Artistry,
The Harper Brothers, You Can Hide Inside The Music
1994 – 2010
WINARD HARPER SEXTET +
MANY SPECIAL GUESTS
Albums: Be Yourself, Trap Dancer, Winard, Faith, A Time for the Soul, Come into the Light, Make it Happen
WINARD HARPER & JELI POSSE
1 : a member of a class of traveling musical and verbal artists and storytellers who maintain a tradition of oral history
1 : a body of persons to assist in preserving the public peace usually in an emergency
2 : a group of people temporarily organized to make a search
3 : a large group often with a common interest
I always summarize Jeli Posse's swing savvy, world spiced flavor by saying "everything builds on everything as the values and traditions are passed down. From the African roots to today, many ingredients have been thrown into the pot. The band continues to expand on the the ground laid by the medicine men and messengers before us".