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Alonzo Harris

Alonzo Harris Save The Music Music Industry Advisory Board

Musical Director for Spectrum Music Group, LLC

Alonzo “Zo” Harris is making his mark within the music industry as a prolific musical director, arranger, educator and musician.

Recent work includes performances for the 61st and 62nd annual Grammy Awards, “Aretha! A Grammy Tribute to Aretha Franklin,” as well as “Let’s Go Crazy! A Grammy Tribute to Prince” with new artist and 10 time Grammy nominated, 2 time Grammy award winning artist, H.E.R. As a musical director, arranger and programmer, he has collaborated with Rickey Minor, Sheila E, Angelo Morris, Greg Phillinganes, Adam Blackstone, Onree Gill, WOW Jones, Mitch Cohn, and Kim Burse. In addition to the Grammy performances, his work has been heard and seen on the former David Letterman Show, The Late show with Jimmy Fallon, NAACP Image Awards, iHeart music festival, MTV Video Music Awards, Global Citizens Festival, The Today Show, Apple Music Festival, BET Awards, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Coachella, the Late Late Show with Seth Meyers, Sesame Street: The Not So Late Show with Elmo, Live with Jimmy Kimmel, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Black Girls Rock, Good Morning America, and James Corden.

Harris has earned both a Bachelor’s of Music in Creative Music Technology (LaGrange College) and Master’s of Music in Contemporary Improvisation (New England Conservatory of Music). As an advocate for education and a music scholar in his own right, he yet finds the time to also share his knowledge of such industry contexts with students in understanding the conceptual connection between both theory and practice/“written word” and “spoken word.” As an educator, his professional work also includes the position of professor of music for Berklee college of Music, State University of New York, Northeastern University, Suffolk University, Boston College, and Apollo Theater Education series.

In addition to his developments with H.E.R., Alonzo’s credits also include industry collaborations with RCA records, Atlantic records, Voltron Records, RedBull Music, Interscope, Netflix, CBS, MBK entertainment, Def Jam, G.O.O.D. Music, Universal Music Group, Spectrum Music Group, NBC, Showtime at the Apollo, and Progressive Musik Group with artists, such as Betty Wright, Teyana Taylor, 21 Savage, Sting, Dej Loaf, Elle Varner, Dr Bobby Jones, K. Michelle, Tyrese, Liv’re, Tiara Thomas, Mario, Dorothy Norwood, Alicia Keys, Daniel Caesar, YBN Cordae, SWV, Shirley Caesar, Skip Marley, Justine Skye, Wale, Jaques, Chris Brown, Dram, as well as two off broadway musicals (“Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical” and “An Evening With Phyllis Hyman”) that both enhance the importance of health and wellness within collaborative arts’ communities.

The Music Industry Advisory Board aims to ensure that students have access to a diverse set of successful music professionals, so they are aware that there is more to the industry beyond being on the main stage. Our mission is to close the gap for the next generation of music industry professionals to create a more inclusive and diverse future.