Boston-based cellist/guitarist Jeremy Harman is quickly establishing a unique reputation among a new generation of musicians who refuse to be pinned down by genres and labels. With roots in rock, metal, and jazz fusion in addition to classical music, he has chalked up an incredibly diverse list of performances, playing everywhere from concert halls and art galleries, to carnivals and street corners, bars and clubs to DIY basement shows. Harman has been heard on NPR’s Mountainstage with instrumental chamber music/indie rock alchemists Cordis, and seen on Make TV (PBS) with his friends in Humanwine, and Balcony TV in Dublin and OBA Live in Amsterdam with singer-songwriter Christian Cuff, with whom he has been touring and performing his own tunes for solo cello across the States and Europe, including shows in Ireland, England, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, and Slovakia. Harman has also served as principal cellist of the Henry Mancini Institute in Los Angeles, where he collaborated with such musical legends as Tony Bennett, John Williams, Bobby McFerrin and Quincy Jones, in performances at the Kodak Theatre, Walt Disney Hall, and Royce Hall at UCLA. In recent years he has also shared the stage with Sting, Peter Gabriel, Lady Gaga, Mary J Blige, and Elton John.
Harman studied cello with Carter Enyeart at the UMKC Conservatory in his hometown of Kansas City, spending much of his time performing contemporary classical music, while also being active as a founding guitarist of progressive metal band the James Dean Trio. Upon graduation, Harman moved to Boston to continue his cello studies with Terry King at the Longy School, where he received a Master of Music degree with Distinction in Performance, and again devoted much time to playing modern music.
Harman currently works as a freelance musician and music teacher in the Boston area, and while at home spends a lot of his time writing music for cello, guitar, vocals and electronics, as well as playing electric cello with The Black Planets and guitar in To The Wolves.