Night Harvest Unique Music - Original & Familiar

Night Harvest presents an eclectic mix of eminently listenable original music alongside familiar music that is funky and danceable . We blend elements of Blues, Jazz, Gypsy, Rock, Zydeco, Funk, Brazilian and African music into engaging original creations. Examples of the diverse music of artists we love to cover are : Steely Dan, Glenn Campbell, the Allman Brothers and Rodgers & Hammerstein which are all featured in our repertoire.

Night Harvest has been featured at:

  • The Front Porch Festival
  • Livermore Harvest Festival
  • Guitar Player Magazine's Guitar Fest
  • The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards
  • Two Day Town Music Festival
  • 19 Broadway Club in Fairfax, CA
  • The Bankhead Performing Arts Center, Livermore, CA
  • Hornblower Bay Cruises, Alameda CA
  • Livermore area wineries; Wente, McGrail, Big White House, Page Mill and Boa Ventura
  • Swirl On The Square Wine Bar and Tapas Lounge in Livermore, CA
  • The Double Barrel Wine Bar in Livermore, CA

Violinist/guitarist Jim Hurley is a jaw dropping soloist who always leaves listeners wanting more. Jim has performed and recorded with many top artists including Queen Ida’s Grammy-winning Bon Temps Zydeco Band, Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, Dan Hicks, Al Stewart, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra (with Jon Anderson from Yes), Josh Groban, Smokey Robinson, Stanley Jordan, Kenneth Nash, the Waybacks, Tempest, Ancient Future, and many others.

Guitarist Art Thompson, an award-winning senior editor of Guitar Player magazine, house guest of Tom Petty, Prince, Steve Miller and Neil Young, brings an encyclopedic knowledge of his instrument and of jazz, rock, blues and international guitar styles. He has played on bills with Dick Dale, Scottie Moore, Gregg Allman, and The Stray Cats. His playing and writing style is influenced by the diverse guitar styles of Wes Montgomery, Duane Allman, Muddy Waters and George Benson.

Bassist Paul Schimmelman is a seasoned third-generation bassist and veteran of the Chicago jazz and rock scene who provides pulse and energy to the Night Harvest sound. Paul has performed with Woody Herman's Thundering Herd, trumpeter Maynard Ferguson's Band and was a student of the legendary bassist and teacher Rufus Reid.

Drummer Carrie Jahde has earned national awards and a great deal of notoriety over the past decade for her versatile, passionate, and unique approach to drumming. She maintains a full-time touring, recording and teaching schedule, working with musical groups ranging in style from jazz to Latin to funk to R&B.

Keyboardist Bill Jenkins adds progressive rock influences into the mélange of musical styles explored by Night Harvest. Bill is also known for his work with Enchant and Thought Chamber, and has performed with Spock's Beard and Sound of Contact.

Night Harvest released its 3rd CD of original music in 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8UZxb4uXr8

Contact Night Harvest: jimhurley@openstrings.net

Jim Hurley 925.337.7271 or Paul Schimmelman 925.998.9436

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