Born and raised in NYC, guitarist/bassist Jerome Harris first learned the accordion as a child, followed by the violin. During his teens, he played guitar in various rock and R&B groups, before heading to Harvard to pursue studies in psychology. While on campus, he continued to perform, leading up to jazz guitar studies at the New England Conservatory of Music in 1973. Five years later, he was already rubbing shoulders with greats like Sonny Rollins, with whom he collaborated until 1994, providing either bass or guitars. The 1990s saw him work more closely with drummer Bobby Previte and in 1999, Harris released his fourth studio album, Rendez-vous, with friend Marty Ehrlich on sax. In 2010, Harris performed around the world with Jack DeJohnette's group.