Sean Harkness

Sean Harkness was born in North Attleboro, Massachusetts and got his first guitar exactly eleven years later. Within six months, Sean’s trio had a weekly engagement at The Downtown Cabaret Theatre in Bridgeport, Connecticut. High school bands, Berklee College of Music in Boston, ‘busking’ the streets of Europe, the Green Mountains of Vermont, and the vast music scene in New York City have all contributed to making Harkness the seasoned professional he is today.  Windham Hill Records signed Harkness as a solo Artist shortly after his move to New York City in 1994. While on tour in Japan with the Broadway production of ‘Swing!’ Sean connected with Artists over there that led to many return visits and eventually his recording a solo guitar CD in Okinawa for Rinken Records. Harkness has two other independent releases: the self-multitracked ‘Trio Of One’, and the fully produced ‘Harkness Knight’ with saxman Eric Knight. The latest venture with Canadian trumpeter Mike Herriott is Sean’s most satisfying artistic endeavor to date.