Originating from Wilmington, DE, Bonnie Harris began performing classical jazz as a teen with her father, Charles “Lambie” Freeman, and his Jazz Combo throughout Delaware and Pennsylvania. In the 80’s, while attending the University of Maryland, she began working with Ronnie Wells and Ron Elliston as part of their Jazz Piano Vocal Workshop in the Music Department. Since then, Bonnie has performed extensively in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area with many of the fine DC/Baltimore-based jazz musicians in prominent clubs and venues such as Blues Alley, the One Step Down, Vicino’s, Jazz Night in Southwest, Empress Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental, the Islander, and Sabangs; and special events such as the National Women’s History Celebration at the University of Maryland Baltimore Campus, the 2009 Virginia Inaugural Ball and the 2006 Congressional Black Caucus. She has been a featured performer at the annual MidAtlantic Jazz Festival, and the FMJS East Coast Jazz Festival. Theatre performances include “When ET Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest“, a rock opera; and “Sistas can Sa-a-ng“, a musical tribute to female jazz legends. At her church, Bonnie uses her vocal talents on three different choirs and is a member of the gospel ensemble Jes’ Us.
She is a guest vocalist on Perky Scott’s CD Nine; and has recently released her solo CD recording Listen Here.