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Harish Raghavan Quartet
Harish Raghavan Quartet

Thu, Feb 23


Sam First

Harish Raghavan Quartet

Harish Raghavan (bass), Logan Richardson (saxophone), John Escreet (piano), Damion Reid (drums)

Feb 23, 2023, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Sam First, 6171 W Century Blvd #180, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA

For almost two decades, bassist-composer Harish Raghavan has helped lay the foundation for a thriving generation of artists. The Thelonious Monk Competition semifinalist garners acclaim as a sound architect for myriad original projects, from Ambrose Akinmusire to Charles Lloyd. Other longtime collaborators include Logan Richardson, Vijay Iyer, Gerald Clayton, Eric Harland, Taylor Eigsti and Walter Smith III. Born near Chicago, the New York-based artist transitioned from drums to bass at age 16. His appetite for mingling lineages has allowed him to craft an inclusive, deeply personal artistry.

Raghavan’s debut album Calls for Action (Whirlwind Recordings) reflects his development as a composer and band leader. His 2nd Album, In Tense, was released in 2021, features a new quintet and music.

Raghavan received his Bachelor of Science in Music from USC — where he studied under John Clayton and Dave Carpenter, and later with Robert Hurst — and has become a highly sought educator. Teaching credits include Stanford Jazz Workshop, The New School, Siena Jazz Workshop, Banff and Centrum Jazz Workshop. He also appears regularly on the international festival circuit.

All shows at Sam First are 21+ (no one under the age of 21 will be permitted)

Show Times: 7:30pm & 9:00pm, and a separate ticket is required for each show.

Notice of Recording: Sam First live streams and records all concerts. By entering Sam First, you understand that your image and/or voice might be included in those recordings. Sam First reserves the right to use any photography, video or audio recording taken at this event, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video.


  • 1st set ticket (7:30pm)

    One ticket is good for one set of music only. Student discount code : SAM1STUDENT

  • 2nd set ticket (9:00pm)

    One ticket is good for one set of music only. Student discount code : SAM1STUDENT




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