Darryl founded The Onus in 1996. For over 25 years, the ensemble has cultivated a rich repertoire of original pieces and a distinctive sound. The ensemble’s album, Triphony (Hipnotic 2005), topped the CMJ chart for weeks and garnered recognition in the Village Voice as one of the best albums of the year. Its 2012 release, The Edenfred Files (Hipnotic), was featured on National Public Radio’s “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross and made Ted Gioia’s list of best albums of the year.
Darryl Harper, clarinet
Matthew Parrish, bass
Harry “Butch” Reed, drums
A residency at Germantown Academy in Ft. Washington, PA in observance of Black History Month 2017. The ensemble gave a concert, a panel discussion, a workshop for the GA Jazz Ensemble, and Darryl gave the keynote address at the Black History Celebration Dinner.
Photos from LeMoyne-Owen College (Memphis, TN); Princeton University (Princeton, NJ); and The Walden School (Dublin, NH). Pictured above: Harry “Butch” Reed (drums), Matthew Parrish (bass), Kyle Kohler (piano), Jeff Ray (guitar), Darryl Harper (clarinet, sitting) during residency at LeMoyne-Owen College.