Please plan to to attend this production by the prolific and outstanding composer Craig Harris.





Thu-Sat, Dec 16-18, 7:30pm & Sun,

Dec 19 3pm Thu • Dec 16 • 7:30 pm 

Purchase Tickets Here

Anyone that is planning to attend, Please buy your tickets ASAP, This short run has a tendency to sell out very quickly.

Harlem Stage at The Gatehouse

150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street

New York, NY 10031

Box Office: 212 281 9240

Alfred Patterson referenced "The Seven Deadly Sins"

A Wonderful clip of trombonist Alfred Patterson who will also appear with Craig Harris in Gods Trombones.

Alfred Patterson:Turned-On Trombone

Musicians of the 2010 Jazz Poetry Concert blog post

    Two short pieces about finding the wonder in everyday Sampsonia Way online. 

Alfred Patterson
Alfred Patterson

"Sound is visceral thing, it makes you purr."  In this 1-minute video interview, Alfred Patterson talks about improvisation and the sounds of poetry and jazz.



Colleen McElroy


Colleen McElroy describes a lifetime collecting words and sounds-- as a child hidden under the table eavesdropping on adults, as a dancer responding to music, as a speech pathologist working with impaired patients, and as a folklorist recording storytellers from all over the world.

Link to"Make the Ordinary Extraordinary"      




Burning Bridge Concert Freer Gallery Washington D.C.


I had the pleasure of performing at the Freer Gallery with Jason Hwang's Burning Bridge ensemble. The musicians performing in the ensemble were:


  • Jason Kao Hwang, composer, violin
  • Taylor Ho Bynum, cornet, flugelhorn
  • Andrew Drury, drum set
  • Ken Filiano, string bass
  • Joseph Daley, tuba
  • Sun Li, pipa
  • Steve Swell, trombone
  • Wang Guowei, erhu


Check out the more photos in the media Gallery: Photo Credit: Wanda Daley




Joseph Daley Earth Tones Ensemble Seven Deadly Sins Trailer on YouTube

Joe Daley, the amazing tuba player of Hazmat Modine will release his masterpiece composed on seven pictures of Wade Schuman. The bigband titles are the result of a 40 years music carrer.

This trailer is an indication of the new CD by Joseph Daley, entitled "The Seven Deadly Sins", which will be released in late November.

Joseph is a native of New York and perhaps this country's most consistent and creative "Lower Brass Specialist". Among others he has played with Sam Rivers, Carla Bley, Taj Mahal, Charlie Haden, Gil Evans, Lionel Hampton, Howard Johnson, Dave Douglas, and Muhal Richard Abrams. He appears on well over a dozen recordings.


Earth Tones Ensemble

Marty Ehrlich-Soprano, Jimmy Cozier-Alto
Bill Saxton-Bob DeBellis-Tenor
Howard Johnson-Baritone Sax, Contrabass Clarinet, Tuba
Scott Robinson-Bass Saxophone, Sarrusophone, Contrabass Saxophone

Lou Soloff, Stanton Davis, Eddie Allen, Reggie Pittman, Stephen Haynes

Gary Valente, Alfred Patterson, Craig Harris
Earl McIntyre-Bass Trombone/Tuba
Bob Stewart-Tuba

French Horns
Vincent Chancey, Mark Taylor

Rhythm Section
Onaje Allan Gumbs-Piano
Benjamin Brown-Contrabass, Electric Bass, Tuba
Warren Smith-Vibraphone, Marimba, and Percussion
Buddy Williams-Drum set, Percussion,
Satoshi Takeishi-Asian Drum set, Percussion
William Bausch-Timbales, Percussion, Richard Huntley-Percussion

Joseph Daley-Composer, Conductor, Euphonium, Tuba

a film by Robert O'Haire & Jeff Burns
© Joseph Daley 2010 JoDa Locust Street Music ASCAP