Drummer/percussionist/composer Harris Eisenstadt has performed in a variety of settings, including jazz, creative improvised, and African music ensembles. Born in 1975 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, he followed in the footsteps of his drummer father, but was athletically inclined, playing baseball and hockey. Though his parents administered a public relations agency, Eisenstadt gravitated toward music, playing the drum kit in the basement of the Upper Canada College at age ten, where he also graduated some years later. His early influences were Led Zeppelin's John Bonham, and jazz drummers Tony Williams, Elvin Jones, Tony Oxley, and John Stevens. As an advanced student, he took lessons with Toronto composer David Mott, moved to New York City where he was tutored by Barry Altschul, worked with the Knitting Factory, earned his B.A. cum laude ...
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