New Orleans born and bred, Donald Harrison grew up in a home environment saturated with the city’s traditional music of brass bands, parades, modern jazz, R&B, funk, classical, world ethnic and dance music. He melded these components together to develop a new style of music called Nouveau Swing. In 2012, he recorded Quantum Leap, which many musicians and critics have said is a next step for jazz. Through quantum jazz, Harrison has opened up new areas for time, harmony, and melody. To learn more about Donald Harrison, visit