Longtime Billy Taylor Trio drummer Winard Harper is "one of the hardest working drummers in jazz today" who is "also a formidable band leader backed by a group of talented young players" (All About Jazz).
Born with a natural affinity for percussion, Winard Harper is one of the most celebrated drummers in jazz, performing with Betty Carter and as a member of the Billy Taylor Trio. Surrounding himself with emerging artists, he continues to captivate sold-out crowds with his electrifying solos and vibrant presence. Mixing post-bebop and Afro-centric sensibilities, he reinvents and expands on the traditions of jazz. All About Jazz affirms that "Harper's music recognizes few stylistic, cultural, or genre boundaries."